New bar spy - Tast Cuina Catalana

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola teams with Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez for new Catalan restaurant


Tast Cuina Catalana

Added on . By Tom Capon.

Opens

TBC March


What they say:

This King Street site has developed a bit of a reputation. Two venues have closed on this plot shortly after opening, Quill and Suri after that, but I don’t believe in curses and, with the pedigree behind this new restaurant, you shouldn’t either. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, club CEO Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Bergiristain are all backing it, and they’ve got world-renowned and four-time Michelin chef Paco Perez overseeing the show, hoping the taste of Catalan cuisine will leave a lasting impact.

What we say:

Despite the Michelin history, this venue isn’t shooting for fine dining, instead opting for a more warm, friendly and affordable atmosphere. The 120-cover restaurant is split between three floors, with the ground floor offering casual eats with a bar, the first floor boasting a dining room, and the second floor has private rooms. The menu will focus on traditional Catalan dishes, as well as ‘tastets’, which are small tapas plates and nibbles to share, and the private dining rooms offer guests a tasting menu.