Chef Simon Shaw leads expert chef course at The Cooking School in Halifax

We're delighted El Gato Negro has been asked to conduct a duo of cooking classes by The Cooking School at Dean Clough in Halifax, as part of their excellent Wednesday Night for Chefs series. Chef/proprietor Simon Shaw will be leading…

Restaurant closed Wed 12 September for 1 day

The restaurant will be closed for one day, on Wednesday 12th September, for a private function. We will reopen to the public as usual on Thursday. Thank you.

A timelapse video of the team in the kitchen

Ever wondered how hard we work to bring great food from the kitchen to the table? Well, here's a short timelapse video which shows the team working in our rather delicately proportioned kitchen… You can see we're a precision team, where…

A short break, closed Sun 1st - Thurs 19th July

The restaurant is closed for the next two weeks for our annual break. It's that time where we get to experiment full-time in the kitchen; give everything an extra polish and clean; meet our suppliers; go on buying trips, and put the finishing…

New website and social media for El Gato Negro

We've launched our new website! Our old site has served us admirably for the last few years, but we know we need to keep fresh and relevant online as well as on the plate! So we've teamed up with our friends at Anti Limited, and they've…

Best Local Spanish Restaurant Winners on Gordon Ramsey's F Word

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We were proud winners of Gordon Ramsey's F Word Best Local Spanish Restaurant in 2009/10. After being shortlisted for the Channel 4 show, Gordon and his team turned up to film us at our Ripponden restaurant. Simon and sous chef Matt then headed…