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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An evening of dishes inspired by the Basque region; serving an array of food with matched drinks to showcase this distinctive, dynamic area of Spain. A snip at just £55 for five courses.

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