The shabby-chic allure of Trafalgar Road’s Manzanos offers south London diners an opportunity to get up close and personal with Latin America’s Colombian cuisine in a restaurant and wine bar lounge that means Greenwich locals are treated to the comforts of dinner at a friend’s without the need to guess what kind of wine you need to bring. Find great Latin American food with a distinctly comforting flair at Manzanos, and join the Latin food revolution.
Manzanos (from the Spanish manzano – apple) is a Latin American restaurant with a disdain for London’s hyper-glamorous places and stripped back minimalism. In its place is an altogether more homely affair, all bright colours, flowers and warm lighting. Against this backdrop, Trafalgar Road’s Manzanos serves up some of Greenwich’s finest fiery favourites from Columbia. From sea bass specials with fried cassava, plantain and wine to the pork rib rack in the chef’s special sauce (costilla de cerdo en español) the short main menu is an excellent introduction to Latin American dining.
While the dinner offerings should be enough for Greenwich’s Latin American fans, there’s plenty on offer to draw diners over to Manzanos during the daytime too. Find breakfast, Latinoamérica style, with chorizo, fried beans and eggs, erepa and avocado with a steaming mug of coffee (we’re still in London after all) or go for traditional Colombian pastries for a on-the-go alternative. Likewise, evening drinks offer a rare treat for south London locals hoping to sample the finest in Colombian hospitality. Find Cuban music, live from the basement and a luxe-louche feel once dinner is over. Manzanos offers a complete Columbian immersive experience, there’s good reason that diners are flocking there.
A very modest-looking place from the outside, so the quality of food was pleasantly surprising. Everything was cooked from scratch (which you could tell from the piping-hot food!) and flavoured brilliantly. Our lovely waitress was so friendly as well, which just added to the enjoyable experience! We easily filled our boots for just £15 each - don't be deceived by the outside, it's worth a visit.
Great food, wonderful service and utterly charming Leah. This place deserves to succeed and with Leah's wonderfully fresh home cooked Colombian fayre I am sure it will happen for them. I am booking again for my birthday, can't wait.
Very friendly staff. Ordered the Latin grill for 2 - so tasty and the chicken and steak were super-tender. Enjoyed trying Colombian food. Lovely bar and dancefloor downstairs.