Most of the tapas bars in the UK would be fairly unrecognisable as such to a Spanish visitor. Serrano Manchego aims to be rather more authentic.
First up, it is a bar that serves snacks and little bites rather than a tapas restaurant masquerading as a bar.
Churros and hot chocolate
They will be open from 7am on weekdays and 9am at the weekends to serve hot chocolate and churros – the deep-fried doughnut sticks that enliven many a Spanish breakfast.
The rest of the day, visitors can look forward to decent wine straight from the barrel; kick ass coffee and nibbles such as jamon, goat’s cheese with caramelised onions and chorizo cooked in red wine.
Casual Spanish bar
This is how the owners define Serrano Manchego’s offer:
‘We’re a Spanish-style pincho bar serving bite-sized tapas to go with your coffee, wine, cerveza or other beverage of choice. Orders are paid for and served over the bar. A very casual affair with no table service or table reservation. Salud!’