Tast Catala

4.3
13 reviews
£26 to £40
Catalan
At Tast, we want to offer an authentic Barcelonian experience, good product, good food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere with great service. We always look forward to welcoming our guests to make them feel comfortable and relaxed.

Our venue is divided into 3 floors:

Ground Floor: Terrace & Bar Area
First Floor: Restaurant
Top Floor - Enxaneta: A Restaurant inside a Restaurant, this is our take to Fine Dining Gastronomic Experience with 10 Courses and 13 Course Tasting Menus.

Experiences

  • Tast Meets The Macallan for the MFDF21

    £125.00 per person

    Sep 23, 2021 only

    We are really happy to be partnering with The Macallan and the MFDF21 to host a very special evening on the 23rd of September of 2021 at Tast. Dinner will start at 19:00 and will consist of a 5 Courses Gastronomic Tasting Menu, pairing Cocktails, Wine, and one Limited Edition The Macallan Whisky. All carefully designed to take you all the way to Barcelona with a touch of Scotland! The menu was designed by our Executive Chef Paco Pérez and Head Chef Julià Castelló, and you can have a peek by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3t7eMYQ *We'll contact you to confirm your reservation and sent you a secure link to pre-pay for the expirience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 13 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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3.9
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LiamB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a fan of Tapas and this restaurant provides incredible food. First time we went but it wont be the last! Highly recommended

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JanetW
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The food was amazing and the menus were extensive without being overkill. They took time to explain their signature dishes and guided you without being pushy. I absolutely recommend that you eat here - you will not be disappointed.

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Roxy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food is excellently prepared and flavoursome but monumentally overpriced.
One of the "nibbles" we ordered were the boquerones. These require minimal preparation or presentation. They are priced at £5.80. For this you get 5 (yes, that's right. FIVE) Boquerones. That means they weigh in at £1.16 each!!
One pepper croqueta (about the size of a date) £2.
Yet, the best (or worst) was yet to come. We ordered the poussin chicken/cuttlefish rice. This is on the menu as a dish for two. It was barely a dish for one. It was very tasty and beautifully prepared but was a poussin (i.e very small) chicken placed on a layer of rice that was literally (and I do not exaggerate here) one grain thick. The entirety of the rice collected together did not come close to filling my side plate. Now I know that food is not about amounts but at £37 for this dish I expect to feel as if I have eaten a bit more than a light snack. I pointed this out to the maitre d' but he simply said they needed to get bigger pans. No they don't. Just put a decdent amount of food in the ones they have!!
Frankly, the prices are a bloody cheek.
I'm not tight, eat out a lot and am happy to pay the right money for quality food, but this is way over the odds. The food is good but not exceptional enough to justify the cost.
The service is ok but should be better. A bit inattentive but friendly when you catch their eye. However, when I tried to call earlier in the day to ask to be seated outside I received no answer on the 6 times I called. I asked my son, who was nearby to drop in to ask them. 3 members of staff stood chatting in his presence as the phone rang (probably my 7 th call) but did not answer it. Why, I do not know.
So all-in-all, good food. Tiny amounts, Huge prices.
Try for yourself, but be prepared to have to eat later.

CB
CarolineB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was fantastic. We struggled to find a fault with any of the dishes we ordered. Amazing flavours and fresh, high quality produce.
The service was also excellent - really accommodating, polite and attentive staff.
The atmosphere was probably my favourite part. The on street bar seating feels like you’re abroad and the upstairs restaurant is light and airy but tastefully decorated.

KM
KM1992
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Food! It was a good date night. Would go back there again.
Couple of points for feedback:
* We asked for cocktail menu's at the end for a digestives, this was not provided.
* Card Machine was not working, they made us feel that it was down to our credit cards rather than the machine, until I said change the machine and the card went through.
* Couple next to us (looks like they knew the owner), however got better treatment than others in the room e.g. free glasses of wine + free starters. Totally understand about being friends or family of the owner, however, it doesn't look right when there are guests in the room.

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Greg
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The food was outstanding and service pleasant.
The wine list is rather pleasing.
Highly recommended.

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Catherine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Bifold doors that open out onto the street may be a good idea in Barcelona.. but not in Manchester, even in June. Cold guests, cold food, service wasn’t particularly polite. The food was good though, and we were given a blanket. Pretty pricey for a tapas too.

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Christopherm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service in a relaxed setting.

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LouiseP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic ...will definitely go back
Great food and first class service

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Stowxxx
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Some of the food was not good value for money. Particularly the cheese board and the croquettes.
The staff were wonderful.
The wine was lovely.

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Tina
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with well prepared traditional Spanish dishes but also innovative twists on the classics . Attentive staff

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NicolaH
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a sunday night so quiet, but excellent food, really knowledgeable waiters, allowed us to try some wine before we picked a bottle, really enjoyed it

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AdrianL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From walking through the door we made to feel most welcome, with attentive but not intrusive service. The food is exceptional and the experience a bit different from the usual high end restaurants. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

FAQs

Tast Catala is rated 4.3 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.