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Advance reservations are encouraged at peak times, but tables are available for walk-in customers. Our full menu is available on all three floors.

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Welcome to El Gato Negro

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.

Chef patron Simon Shaw and his team create acclaimed tapas, combining modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques. These seasonally-influenced dishes also take inspiration and ingredients of the highest quality 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, and enjoy casual bar snacks, charcuterie and cheeses, or any of our other dishes on the ground floor. No reservations required. Fancy making a meal of it? Book to dine in our first floor restaurant, perhaps overlooking historic King Street. Or sit at the chef’s table, savouring the theatre of your food being cooked ahead of you in our open kitchen. You can also dine on the top floor – with tables for two or larger groups. Our bartenders will create something to make your experience even more memorable, while you sit under our unique retractable roof to make the most of the sun and stars when weather permits.

Whatever you choose, you’ll always be made to feel welcome at El Gato Negro.