Top Choice Spanish in Liverpool

Salt House

Liverpool has grown fond of its Spanish tapas bars, and this gorgeous spot – half deli, half restaurant – is the best of them. The cooking is authentic, varied and delicious, from the choice of charcuterie to the wo…
Italian in Manchester

San Carlo Cicchetti

Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli has designed the superlative menu at this ornate Italian restaurant on the ground floor of House of Fraser. Instead of big plates of carb overload, though, you get smaller dishes known as c…
Italian in Manchester


This glass-fronted restaurant specialises in Venetian-style tapas known as cicchetti – you can take your pick from a broad-ranging menu that includes a variety of carpaccios, pasta, meats and even minipizzas. It's p…
Italian in Manchester

Jamie's Italian

The magnificent banking hall of Edwin Lutyens' castle-like art-deco Midland Bank (1935) is now home to a branch of Jamie Oliver's fast-expanding gourmet empire. And while the food is perfectly adequate – it's an app…
Italian in Around Douglas

La Mona Lisa

Tasty pizzas and good pastas dishes at this fine Italian restaurant, originally established in 1944.