Welcome to El Gato Negro Tapas

Welcome to El Gato Negro, an award-winning tapas restaurant and bar in an historic converted three storey town house on King Street in the heart of Manchester city centre

Founder and chef patron Simon Shaw creates seasonally-influenced dishes, combining modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques while taking inspiration and ingredients from closer to home. Our food is perfectly complemented by a superbly-chosen range of Spanish wines, sherries, spirits, tonics, beers and cocktails.

Step in off the street for a glass of something, enjoy a little casual bar dining and sample charcuterie and cheeses on the ground floor. Fancy making a meal of it? Dine in our first floor restaurant, perhaps overlooking historic King Street or sitting at the chef’s table, watching the theatre of your food cooked in front of you in our open kitchen. Or kick back and enjoy some exclusive cocktails with friends in the intimate surrounding of our top floor cocktail lounge, The Black Cat at El Gato Negro, with its unique retractable roof to make the most of the sun and stars when weather permits. Whatever you choose, you’ll always feel at home with El Gato Negro.

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