Barton Arcade | Manchester M3 2BB
Phone: 0161 413 3317
Lunya’s price points may be slightly higher than some of its nearby counterparts’ – though slightly lower than others – but stand-out dishes like deep-fried Monte Enebro goats’ cheese drizzled in honey, and Chipirones (fried baby squid) might just about justify the hike, and while desserts can be a bit hit-and-miss, the cheese menu is a corker – Torta del Casar’s your guy if you like your sheeps’ cheese stinky and buttery, and there are some great blues if you’re going for a sweet sherry after dinner.
There’s a surprisingly good gin selection, too, which includes several rarer Spanish varieties such as Sikkim Fraise and Mascaro no. 9 alongside better-known favourites like Gin Mare, but the sherries are even more impressive, with a decently priced £7.95 taster flight for both novices and the indecisive, taking you from a dry Fino through to sticky-sweet Pedro Ximenez via Amontillado. [Jess Hardiman]