I've never met anyone who doesn't adore these little discs of heaven, and I don't think I EVER will.
They’re the best. Well, here’s the best of the best in the city…
KBOM Kitchen + Bar
For a Portuguese & Brazilian restaurant and bar, it would be almost impossible to imagine KBOM without any Pastel de Nata and this lot take them very seriously indeed. It means that you’re getting the most authentic and best Pastel de Nata in Manchester – perfect paired with a couple of pints of Super Bock on draft.
KBOM, Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
Federal Cafe Bar
This legendary spot has made a name for itself in Manchester over the last few years mainly on the strength of their brunch dishes, but they’ve also carved themselves a little niche in offering up some of the best Pastel de Natas you’ll ever eat in your life. It’s actually a crime to eat in here and not buy one so don’t forget.
194 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3ND
9 Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1EY
If you’re lucky enough to pop into Pollen and they’ve got some Pastel de Nata – make sure you bloody buy as many as you fit into your mouth. Masters of anything baked, they’re perfectly creamy, sweet, crunchy and very, very naughty indeed.
Pollen Bakery, Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union St, Manchester M4 6FQ
Taste of Portugal
Hidden away on an Industrial Estate just off Eccles New Road is this – Taste of Portugal – a food warehouse/supermarket that specialises in Portuguese products (obviously). So you’ll find all sorts of gastronomic delights, including some fantastic Pastel de Nata. They’re well worth the trip out alone.
Taste of Portugal, Willan Industrial Estate, Unit 6, W Ashton St, Salford, M50 2GR
Dish & Spoon
Take a trip down to West Didsbury and sample Dish & Spoon’s outstanding Nata, made with a faint hint of orange zest which really sets them above the rest. Perfect alongside a few drinks out on the veranda in the sun – watching the world go by.
Dish & Spoon, 230 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW