Chorlton cum Hardy
56 Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9EQ
I consider myself a bit of an aficionado on tapas. I've travelled extensively in Spain, I have friends there, and my heart really lies in that great country, plus Mrs Bacon spent many happy childhood holidays in Calpe, Costa Blanca.
So several years ago when a Tapas Bar opened up on Beech road, we were over the moon. Unfortunately Lorenzo's tapas bar was not to last, it seems he upset too many neighbours, and sadly his wife Immaculada who made the food had long since gone.
However the phoenix rose from the flames into Bar San Juan, with one of Lorenzo's old waiters Juan stepping in and running the show. Since then, it's gone from strength to strength. Whenever I pop out to the local corner shop, it always appears to be busier than everywhere else.