Eat at El Gato Negro. Chef patron Simon Shaw is renowned for creating simple, bold and confident tapas dishes. Informed by what’s fresh and in season, he takes the best of modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques, while drawing on inspiration and ingredients from closer to home. The result – whether you’re eating casually at the bar with a drink, or enjoying a more extensive dining experience in our restaurant – is brilliant, balanced and exciting food which evokes the magic of Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastián in the heart of Manchester.

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El Gato Negro set lunch options


(available Tuesday–Friday, 12 until 5pm)

Whether you’re looking for a quick working lunch, or you’d like an introduction to some of our signature dishes, the set lunch is perfect.

Dishes included on the set lunch are indicated by a  symbol on the menu listing below.

Choose any 3 indicated dishes for just £15


A special selection of our favourite desserts18
Chocolate fondue, marshmallows and fresh fruit (GF)
Perfect to share between two people
Valrhona chocolate tart with walnut and praline frangipane, coffee meringues, spiced coffee syrup and candied walnuts8
Raspberry, white chocolate and lemon macaroons, fresh raspberries, white chocolate crumb and raspberry sorbet
Tangerine cheesecake with milk chocolate crémeux7
Creme Catalan (GF)7
Mini doughnuts with hot chocolate sauce7
Selection of ice creams (GF)7
A selection of artisan Spanish cheeses, fig and almond wheel and quince jelly (GF)9.50

Sample menus, subject to change. E&OE. Our most current menus and offers are displayed in the restaurant and bar, and these supersede anything previously advertised. All prices are inclusive of VAT. An optional 10% service charge is added to your final bill. All tips are fully and fairly distributed amongst our team.

All dishes may contain traces of nuts. All dishes free from gluten are marked (GF). Please speak to your server if you have any other food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity. Please note we use our fryers to cook different dishes, please ask if you have any concerns about cross-contamination.