While our doors are currently shut due to the national lockdown, we can’t share any of our Mediterranean tapas dishes with you. We can however share the exciting news that we’ve been listed in the 2021 edition of the Michelin Guide United Kingdom*

The guide says “Grab a seat at the counter to watch the chef’s hard at work preparing a mix of vibrant Spanish and Portuguese small plates. The fish dishes are the best, along with the delicious Portuguese custard tarts. The room has a fun, industrial feel and is decorated with traditional blue tiles.”

Canto is one of only eleven restaurants in Manchester city centre listed in this year’s guide. Those eleven include Manchester’s only Michelin starred restaurant – congratulations to our Ancoats neighbours Mana for retaining their star – and our sister restaurant El Gato Negro who have retained Manchester’s only Michelin Bib Gourmand for the fifth year running.

Chef Patron and Creative Director Simon Shaw said “In what has been such a tough year for everyone, to see Canto listed alongside El Gato Negro is something else.  To be recognised by the Michelin Guide in such a short space of time is a great achievement and hopefully something we can build upon from here.  He’s not a fan of the spotlight but this is deserved recognition for Carlos, and I couldn’t be more pleased for him.  It’s exciting to think what we could continue to achieve.”

And while we can’t serve you in person at present, you can still enjoy a specially curated range of gift sets from our webshop – featuring wonderful wines, spirits and fine foodstuffs – so you can enjoy a taste of our restaurants at home! Click and collect and nationwide courier options are available.

* This year, the Michelin guide is being published in a digital format only, both on their UK website and via the brand new iOS app.

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We’re delighted to be extending our opening hours and taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out Scheme’ from Monday 3rd August. Backed by the government, it’s a great way to show your support for the hospitality industry… and it’s great value too!

  • every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3–31 August 2020
  • offers a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in

There’s no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme. Customers can’t get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking. Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.

We hope you can join us soon… and eat out to help out!

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your time with us. Please be assured that, as always, your safety is paramount. You can read more about how we’ve made our Covid-19 safety procedures here.

Eat Out to Help Out serving photo