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/chef patron Simon Shaw and his team 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, and enjoy sampling casual bar snacks, charcuterie and cheeses, and some of our classic 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 sitting 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, ideal for an intimate meal, perfectly accompanied by exclusive drinks from our acclaimed cocktail bar, The Black Cat. Our bartenders will create something to make your experience even more memorable, while you enjoy sitting 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.