Eat at El Gato Negro. Chef patron Simon Shaw and the team are renowned for creating simple, bold and confident tapas dishes. Informed by what’s fresh and in season, they 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 (plus Bank Holidays)

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

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

Choose any 3 indicated dishes for just £15


Creme Catalan ✓5.5
Lemon meringue tart with blueberry gel and lemon sorbet5.5
Choux bun with hazelnut and tonka bean crémeux5.5
Valrhona chocolate tart with mixed berries, shortbread and caramel5.5
Mini doughnuts with hot chocolate sauce6
Selection of ice creams ✓4.5

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.

Due to processes within our kitchen environment, all dishes may contain traces of nuts and/or gluten. Please speak to your server if you have any food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity so they can provide further information.

Please note, we use the same fryers to cook multiple dishes, please ask if you have any questions about cross-contamination.