Tast Catala When Frances and Darren suggested that for Saturday lunch on my recent visit to Manchester we should go to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s new restaurant, Tast, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. With much-celebrated Catalan chef Paco Perez at the helm, the multi level place encompasses an upstairs restaurant, private dining, …

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Black Pig & Oyster When a restaurant closes for an extended period, for reasons other than refurbishment, it’s very rare for it to re-open. I recall Zenobia being closed for a number of months before reawakening, Seadogs had a brief second coming before finally departing, and The Fat Pony is now joyfully restored, but that’s …

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Casa Mara Following on from a highly enjoyable visit to The Black Hoof, a few days ago, I found myself still in the mood for Spanish food. I suspect this was because I was looking forward to some time on the beaches of Gran Canaria in the coming days.Interior detail I’d been tracking the refit …

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The Black Hoof Apparently it snows pretty regularly in April, but that was of little comfort as I battled the elements on a thoroughly horrid Wednesday. I was determined to reach my lunch destination of choice, though, which was a Spanish deli and tapas bar called The Black Hoof on Dalry Road. Having been open …

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Indaba Regular guest quester Freya and I have been having a little difference of opinion, recently. She is of the view that Spanish tapas place Serrano Manchego has improved out of all recognition of late, while I reckon it’s pretty much the same as it ever was – decent but with frequent weak dishes.Boquerones To …

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