The owners of the North West’s leading Spanish restaurant have confirmed that their third branch will open in Knutsford at the end of August.
Evuna, which is also a tapas bar and fine wine merchant already has branches in Manchester on Deansgate and in the city’s Northern Quarter.
The award-winning restaurant group is opening Evuna Knutsford in the heart of the town centre in a Tudor-style building on King Street, creating up to 20 jobs.
The new restaurant is Evuna’s most ambitious restaurant to date, with three floors devoted to the best in Spanish food and wine as well as a new outdoor space for year-round fine dining.
There is a basement bar and a traditional wine cellar, visible through glass paving from the street outside, while the ground floor will be a bustling tapas bar in keeping with Evuna NQ.
Upstairs on the first floor, leather-lined booths and freestanding tables offer a more formal dining experience. There is also a separate area for up to 20 people to hire privately for parties, celebrations and work functions.
To the rear of the building is a first for Evuna – a delightful Spanish garden, with a retractable roof for all year around dining.
When it comes to food, Evuna’s signature blend of tapas, main courses and paellas are on the menu, alongside a boutique Spanish wine list, packed with varietals you won’t find anywhere else.
Restaurant founder and wine expert, Jane Dowler, buys direct from vineyards in Spain, and has been importing some of the best and lesser known) wines from Spain since opening up shop in 2003.
Like its Manchester counterparts, the Knutsford branch will be hosting regular wine tasting sessions and also offering a changing monthly wine focus from regions such as Catalunya, Galicia, Rioja or Navarra. These are offered alongside monthly specials, created by Evuna’s Spanish chefs, which are based on authentic dishes from that region.
Jane said: “We are really excited about opening in Knutsford after a long search for the right location and right building. There is no doubt we have found it on King Street – a building which is allowing us to innovate further and enhance our customer experience.”
The building, which is Grade II listed and leased by Monkcton Properties Ltd (part of the Tatton Estate) was formerly home to Smallbones kitchen store.
TEM Property Group, who acted on behalf of Monkcton, took the property through planning and listed building consent and advised Monkcton on the shell works in preparation for Evuna’s fit out.
Jim McCain, property director at TEM Property Group, said: “We are delighted to see this glorious building restored, after being vacant for many years, into purposeful use and to bring another quality operator to Knutsford. We believe that 46 King Street will be the perfect venue for an operator such as Evuna which comes with a deserved reputation for excellence and quality”.
Jane added: “TEM Property have been great to work with and helped us on every stage of our development journey.”