297 Leith Walk | Edinburgh EH6 8SA
Phone: 0131 554 0955
Proving that sometimes simplicity is key, the team at Serrano Manchego live by a humble philosophy; 'come one, come all, enjoy.'
Bright and airy through the day, cosy and candlelit at night, the Spanish tapas bar is a firm favourite amongst local leithers and one of those rare gems which manages to be a little bit of something for everybody. Open from 9am to the back of ten, it's the type of place which can drag early morning yawners out of their bed for espressos as much as it can cater for city slickers looking to impress their pals over the international spread as the sun sets over Edinburgh's city centre.
The menu is equally chilled, with breakfasts served until 5pm, tasty nibbles available all day, sharing platters and, of course, more tempting tapas options than you could shake a stick at. Expect to find all the usual Spanish suspects, from cured meats and manchego cheese to sizzling padrón peppers, calimari and piping hot patatas bravas. For those with a sweet tooth, there's also a winning selection of desserts, so whether you're up for a spot of churro-dunking or a generous slab of Torrijas con Helado (cinnamon toast, y'all), the fine folks at SM have got your back.
The informal dining options are designed for sharing so expect some background noise as the surrounding chatter eclipses the music. Temper this with a strong Spanish coffee or a sweet sherry wine and you'll soon find yourself relaxed enough for a food-induced siesta.