Mondays - Closed
Tuesday to Thursday - 12:00 to 00:00
Friday and Saturday - 12:00 to 01:00
Sundays - 12:00 to 23:00
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About Tast, Cuina Catalana
Tast is the taste of Catalonia
We want our guests to come here to try something new, something unexpectedly good. And these surprises come in the shape of Tastets, small tastes of food, more complex than tapas though still smaller than a plate.
We believe that joy comes from stepping out of our comfort zone so, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
We were not disappointed. It was as good a dining experience as expected. Food was very delicious. We'll definitely be back soon!!
The soft launch lunch at Tast was a real treat. The tastets are a great idea as they are larger than usual tapas which can be too small for sharing. The duck egg and squid, and guinea fowl dishes are exquisite. Even the chicken wings are a sophisticated delight rather than the usual messy pub-grub affair. Everything is expertly seasoned by someone who knows what they’re doing. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic about the food they are serving (which is always a welcome bonus). Every dish arrives with a detailed description. It’s a fine line between an interesting dining experience and a lecture. I think one or two quick key points per dish is sufficient. It’s important to make it clear that there is a more traditional dining area upstairs with private tables in addition to the informal communal dining area. You could easily walk by or call in and not realise that this is available. I’ll definitely be recommending Tast to friends visiting Manchester and hope to be back soon.
the only issue I would like to highlight is when I received my reservation confirmation e-mail the time of the booking was incorrect so I tried to ring and speak to someone. I was put on hold for 6 minutes saying I was the first call in the queue and then told to leave a message as know one was available. Despite leaving a message no-one called me back and it took 3 times doing this before anyone answered the phone. This was on the Thursday night before my reservation for the Saturday evening. If I hadn't already eaten on the ground floor before I would have been put off by this experience.
A great new opening in Manchester. Fantastic innovative Catalonian food in Manchester. Was impressed by high quality charcuterie and the asparagus, octopus and chicken with prawn dishes were outstanding. Friendly and attentive service but hopefully will relax with experience. Interesting wine list.
Fabulous food, wine and staff. Very welcoming and knowledgable. Looking forward to our return. Ben fet guys
We enjoyed eating here. Well constructed menu - more exciting food compared to many 'tapas' places - decent wine list and service good but should improve as things progress.
We were excited to try Tast, having read about Paco's other restaurants in Spain. Although each dish tasted perfectly fine, there was no wow factor and we left with no lasting memory of any particular dish we had as part of La Seleccio. Perhaps our expectations were too high, however there wasn't a single dish which left an impression on the tastebuds and having been to La Dam de Pic in London the week before our visit to Tast for their Iberico Pork (which I believe was a similar shoulder cut), we were left disappointed at both the taste and especially the texture of this particular dish. We felt that La Seleccio was overpriced and we were left hungry, having to go somewhere else for more food after. The staff at Tast were friendly, but we found it odd that we had about 4 different servers, with little continuity throughout the meal. Although glad that we have tried the restaurant, I don't think we will be returning.
Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time at Tast. The atmosphere is very chilled and relaxed and the staff all had so much knowledge of the food and what the restaurant was trying to achieve. Would definitely recommend
Wow what a lovely place ! The food,wine and service all were exceptional. I don’t want to go overboard on how good the experience was for our son’s birthday otherwise we will never be able to reserve another table ! Thank you to Sandra our waitress who was very knowledgable of any question we asked about the menu or wine, very friendly and helpful lady. We will be back very soon. 👏. Well done to all your staff, commendable.
Great mea and experience, already planning a return visit
Food fantastic and lovely friendly staff.
The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and the food creative and delicious. Cannot wait to eat here again and already planning to bring my partner in the coming weeks.
Lara was a great host. Unfortunately the restaurant did not live up to the hype and expectation.
We came with high hopes for the food and were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Will definitely be back and will recommend friends to come and try out the food.
Food excellent and well priced. Some alcohol and drink prices a little high.
Very good choice of tapas
It was a fantastic food experience. The BCN Spanish gin was gorgeous, a great aperitif! The Dunkin Doughnut is worth trying, it should be wrong but it tastes wonderful. My favourite dish to be repeated would be the, 'Duck egg, baby squid, potato, tartara sauce.' I would love to see a lunchtime fixed price menu being added. An experience I will repeat!
The food was absolutely outstanding, as good as there is available anywhere in Manchester. However, it was quite slow to come out and every dish was a little bit colder than we would normally expect. The greeting from the female manager was outstanding, she was so welcoming and friendly and really made a fantastic impression on us.
Lacks atmosphere and a poor choice of decor, the service is lacking. The staff really need to get a handle on what is going on, appreciate it’s early days, but now is the time to get it right. All that said, the food is excellent, some random items on the menu, some good, some bad, but that will evolve. Far too expensive for what is delivered.
Overall a fantastic experience with very interesting food. The wine was superb and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I look forward to my next visit
Excellent food, drink and service. This was our first visit but won't be our last!
I have nonstop raved about our evening at TAST to all my friends and family on Facebook and Instagram. And to all my colleagues today at work. Hands down the best restaurant experience in Manchester. We had Paco’s selection menu and it was simply stunning. Also, from the moment we walked through the door we were looked after really well. We felt very at ease and relaxed. All the servers were extremely knowledgable about the food they were bringing to us. Our waiter was such a lovely guy. He helped us choose the perfect wine and never let our glasses run low. We will 100% be returning very soon.
A wonderful restaurant with very attentive and friendly staff. The food was delicious and accompanying wine list very good. I will certainly be returning!
High quality food served by friendly,helpful staff.