We’re an award-winning tapas restaurant in the beautiful village of Ripponden in West Yorkshire. Join us for a stunning selection of seasonally-inspired dishes, influenced by the very best of modern Spanish cuisine and traditional techniques.

We opened El Gato Negro back in 2005 with the aim of bringing some of the magic of modern Spanish cooking to Yorkshire – and that remains our passion today. Our dishes are about combining the best ingredients – be they Spanish or locally sourced – with modern techniques which are rooted in tradition.

The result? For me it’s all about creating bold, distinctive cuisine, complemented by a great range of Spanish wine… and sharing that experience in a relaxed, friendly environment. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ¡Salud!

Simon Shaw, chef patron
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egn_blackcat_guidebooksA special message from Simon…

Today we are delighted to announce an exciting new chapter in the story of El Gato Negro: we will be bringing our award-winning food and drink to Manchester city centre in 2015.

We’ve achieved so much since we opened our doors in 2005 – awards and accolades have increased our reputation and appeal to a wider audience – with the focus first and foremost on delivering quality and showcasing the richness and variety of Spanish food and drink. I am very proud of the consistency and quality we’ve achieved, and the recognition we’ve earned. Read more

What’s on

After the runaway success of last year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, we’ve bowed to demand and are hosting another party on Dec 31st. It’s our last event at El Gato Negro in Ripponden, as we close the doors to focus on opening our new restaurant in Manchester later in 2015. So come and raise a glass or two of fizz with us, see in the New Year amongst friends and look forward to the future and the opportunities of the new year.

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