Welcome to El Gato Negro

We’re an award-winning tapas restaurant, opening at 52 King Street in Manchester in February 2016.

Chef patron Simon Shaw creates seasonally-influenced dishes, combining modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques while taking inspiration from closer to home. Our food is perfectly complemented by a select range of Spanish wines and sherries, and a superb bar.

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A message from Simon

Simon ShawLast year El Gato Negro Tapas closed its doors in Ripponden for the last time, as we readied ourselves to relocate to the heart of Manchester city centre to bring our award-winning offer to a wider audience. Today I’m delighted to confirm the next chapter of our story is under way.

I’m so excited about our beautiful new home at 52 King Street, and everyone I speak to shares that excitement. This year the whole team has worked flat out to help bring the new three storey restaurant to life, and we’re thrilled to confirm we’ll be opening in February 2016. You can read more here.

We have so much up our sleeves and we’ll be sharing some of that with you over the next couple of months. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter or follow us on social media to keep in touch with all the latest news. Meanwhile we’re going to put the finishing touches to the building and continue to build a brilliant team.

We look forward to welcoming you to El Gato Negro in Manchester when we throw open our doors in the new year!


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