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Spring events at El Gato Negro

  We’ve got a fantastic selection of events coming up at El Gato Negro as spring beckons: be sure to mark them up in your diaries… Firstly on Sunday 30th March we’ll be provide the perfect way to treat mum, by hosting a special four course set menu Mother’s Day dining experience. Priced at just […]

Valentine’s Night – Friday 14th February

For our first event of 2014, we’re very pleased to announce the menu for Valentine’s Night on Friday 14th February. We will be offering a sensuously sophisticated set menu to help you start a romantic evening with your significant other. Strictly pre-reserved places only. You’ll start with a glass of our house Champagne to add […]

New Year’s Eve menu

We’re delighted to confirm the gourmet menu for our New Year’s Eve celebrations. Demand was unprecedented and even after expanding across both floors, the evening is now fully booked. If you’d like to maintain a level of surprise and anticipation until the evening, look away now… but if not, please read on.

Advent 2013 – what’s behind the door at El Gato Negro?

We’re posting an Advent message, to our friends and followers every day in the run up to Christmas this December, on Facebook and Twitter. You can see them daily on our Twitter feed at the bottom of this page, or join in by ‘liking’ or following us! However even if you don’t ‘do’ social media, […]

December and holiday opening hours

We are open for the first four Sundays in December (1st, 8th, 15th, 22) for lunch, from 1-4pm. We will be featuring an offer on different wines for each Sunday to accompany this. As a result of being open on Sundays we will be closed on the Tuesdays, reopening at 6pm on the Wednesday. Our […]

A short break: closed October 7th-17th

Even before the news of our recent awards, we’d decided to close the restaurant for a short break before the busy period before Christmas. So we’ll be closed from Mon 7th October, reopening on Thursday 17th October. Although the restaurant is closed we won’t be putting our feet up: it’s as much about R&D as […]


PRESS RELEASE 30th September 2013 – Prestigious new accolade for El Gato Negro in Michelin Guide 2014 – Ripponden’s El Gato Negro tapas restaurant is celebrating after having been awarded a Bib Gourmand in recognition of the excellent quality and value of its food. Recognising those establishments offering good food at affordable prices, El Gato Negro […]


El Gato Negro is awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand

We’re over the moon to have been awarded our first Michelin Bib Gourmand – the award from the iconic guide* which recognises those establishments offering good food at affordable prices. El Gato Negro is one of just 27 new Bib Gourmands awarded in this year’s Michelin Guide. The Guide now features 143 Bibs across the whole […]


Another great review in the Good Food Guide for 2014

Having featured consistently for several years, we are delighted to once again be featured in the Good Food Guide 2014… one of only a select group of eating establishments in this part of the county to do so. They say “No clichés, just sharp honest tapas” and commend the food, the ambience and the wines. We […]

An evening of South American wines – Thursday 5th September

Hot on the heels of last week’s Galician night, we’re very pleased to announce the latest of our highly-popular matched food and drink evenings at El Gato Negro Tapas. We’re holding a very special wine dinner with two great names from South America, hosted with our friends from Berkmann Wine Cellars. (Updated Wednesday 4 September to […]