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“Tapas bellisimo”
Review of Evuna Deansgate

Evuna Deansgate
Ranked #37 of 2,261 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $63
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Tapas bellisimo”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stuck to tapas of the month, they know what they are doing, food was lovely, staff too. Was a quick meal before theatre, would love to have a leisurely meal next time. Great.

Visited November 2013
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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339 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Delicious, well-priced tapas and good service”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Myself and three friends booked a table here for 6pm, which was the only time we could do because it was already booked up in advance. Two of my friends had glasses of house wine (red and white) to start the meal, and said they were both very enjoyable.
We ordered about 6 tapas dishes between us, a lot of which made me very nostalgic for the time I had spent living in Spain!
Our bread and olives arrived first, which we dipped in their good-quality balsamic and oil (very important!)
Then our spread of tapas arrived - and a "large" portion of patatas bravas is definitely enough for 4 people! The calamares batter was the best I've ever tried; the stuffed piquillo peppers were incredibly flavoursome; the vegetables were very nicely cooked and the meat dishes we ordered were also delicious.
We had ice cream for dessert, which was a large portion and very rich and decadent. (Not sure why the crema catalana was priced at £9 though...!)
The reason I have removed a star is because the bread wasn't served warm (which is always such a nice treat) and in a few of the dishes we were given 3 things when we were four people. I appreciate cost/ingredient ratios exist etc, but in a restaurant of a tapas-nature such as Evuna, surely it would make sense to let each diner have 1 of each item - or at least advise the customers to order more if necessary? Oh, and the toilets really let the place down: the upstairs dining area is very Spanish and authentic (and myself and my friend, who both speak Spanish, enjoyed the constant Spanish chat from the waiters) but the toilets really aren't up to the same standard. Perhaps also add some Spanish music?!
All in all though: a very enjoyable meal with friends :)

  • Visited November 2013
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Manchester
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Visited many times and always excellent”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Not much to add really, food always terrific, service great and excellent value for money whether having the specials tapas menu or from the a la carte. Give it a try, you will not be dissapointed

  • Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We did a lot of searching to find a restaurant in Manchester and all the good ones seem to be in the suburbs. We passed this one in Deansgate in the centre and returned later as all the other local options seemed to be chains. We were fortunate to get a table without a reservation and watched a number of other people being turned away. Having been in Madrid, Seville and San Sebastian last year we have high expectations of tapas and this was excellent. The food was plentiful and unusual. The wine we selected was also very good and was as described by the waiter. A great atmosphere but try not to get a seat close to the door as it can be draughty. If I am back in Manchester I will be making a reservation.

  • Visited November 2013
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Workington, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Wine”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We called her recently for a meal when we were visiting Manchester. This was after reading reviews on Trip Advisor - unfortunately it was fully booked all night and that was at 7pm! We booked for the next night and had a really lovely mixture of tapas dishes - we had 5 between 2 of us with garlic bread. We also had the recommended wine which was delicious. Staff were pleasant, helpful and quick. Would recommend - but remember to book first!!

  • Visited November 2013
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