If you’re after a taste of sunshine, Manchester offers a cheerful selection from the Med. We recommend La Bandera, whose traditional Spanish menu keeps things fresh, simple and locally sourced. La Viña is a lovely relaxed place serving home-cooked Spanish dishes and charcuteria sharing planks. Street On First is a new bar and restaurant with a cool vibe and Spanish street food offering. Our pick of the Portuguese is Luso on Bridge Street, while you’ll find Nando’s galore serving piri piri chicken. Another giant is La Tasca, whose Spanish tapas chain was born (and still thrives) on Deansgate.