You know how it is, you wait for a new Tapas restaurant to open in the village, then suddenly 2 pop up virtually at the same time!

Tony Barrow has opened his first restaurant ‘Nueve’ just along from Axons on Barlow Moor Road, serving ‘Authentic Spanish Tapas using the best of Spanish and Local Produce’, whilst just around the corner ‘La Cantina’ has just opened their doors on Wilmslow Road following the success of the Heaton Moor version which has proved very popular having taken over the bar area of Damson. Both appear big on the Gin selection and the initial feedback is great, so we wish them both every success in their new ventures…

‘Nueve’ opened by Tony Barrow is his first restaurant after 19 years in hospitality. His inspiration is trying to take the standards and quality from his experience in larger corporate restaurants and pairing it with the relaxed feel of the neighbourhood bars he loves in Moraira, experienced whilst working in Spain.

It’s been a long process to get the building ready. The place started off as a burnt out chip shop and had been abandoned for years; they’ve had to strip it right back and then start to put their own touches to the place.

La Cantina has already proved hugely popular in Heaton Moor, where is took over what was Damson’s bar area seemingly overnight in September, winning over the locals with simple, well priced tapas and a considered gin, beer and wine selection.

We wish them both success, and are sure that Didsbury will prove a great home for both ventures.