If you’re looking for the perfect present we’ve got the ideal answer: we now offer El Gato Negro gift cards for purchase. It’s a great way of gifting the El Gato Negro experience to somebody who will truly appreciate it.

These are magnetic cards featuring an individually-numbered limited edition design. They can be made up to any value you’d like – we simply encode the value to the card so the recipient is able to use it immediately. Gift cards are supplied in a smart presentation wallet which can be personalised with a message of your choice or left blank for you to fill in.

Cards are valid for twelve months from purchase, and are available to pick up at the restaurant, or can be posted out.


To order, please ask a server in person, phone the restaurant on 0161 6948585, or email with details of your order. A member of our team will then call you back to complete your bespoke purchase. If you’re a gift cardholder and have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

Relish book and tote bag in restaurant


We’re delighted to be selling copies of Relish Publications ‘North West Second Helping’ cookbook, featuring original recipes from the region’s finest chefs and restaurants, including three exclusives from our chef patron Simon Shaw.

The design of this deluxe hardback book is bespoke to El Gato Negro, featuring the facade of our converted King Street townhouse by night. Along with a wonderful selection of recipes from many acclaimed establishments in the region, this edition showcases Simon’s recipes for:

  • Gillardeau oysters, yuzu juice, wasabi tobiko and pickled cucumber
  • Hot & sugar cured Cornish mackerel with celeriac and pink grapefruit salad
  • Turron mousse, pear, basil, almond brittle

It’s the perfect treat for yourself, or an ideal gift for anyone who appreciates fine food. Signed copies are available on request.


This collector’s item exclusive book is on sale only from the restaurant for just £20 (plus post and packaging if required), and comes in a beautiful branded El Gato Negro cotton tote bag. To order, please ask at our host station on the ground floor. Alternatively call the restaurant on 0161 6948585, or email with your details. A member of our team will then call you back to complete your purchase. 


Christmas information

  1. Tuesday 19th December is the final day for postage before Christmas; after that you’ll need to pick up in person at the restaurant
  2. P&P is included for gift cards, but is extra for the Relish cookbook (£3.40 for first class standard delivery, and £4.50 for signed delivery)

Gift card terms and conditions

  1. When purchasing gift cards from El Gato Negro Tapas, you agree to the terms and conditions below.
  2. This gift card can be only redeemed at El Gato Negro Tapas.
  3. The gift card and balance is valid for a maximum period of twelve months from the date of purchase printed on your receipt.
  4. Gift cards have no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit.
  5. Once purchased, gift cards cannot be refunded.
  6. Gift cards can be used for full or part-payment up to the maximum value of the card balance.
  7. Damaged, altered or cancelled cards may not be accepted
  8. Under no circumstances will gift cards be accepted once they have expired.
  9. Cards can be posted free of charge via first class post, or can be collected from our restaurant.
  10. We are unable to replace lost gift cards.