Chefs Simon Shaw, Sean Sutton and Andrew Nutter for Charity Polo Day

Charity Polo Day: giddy up for a fundraising grand day out

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El Gato Negro and our chef Patron Simon Shaw is proud to be supporting Hospitality Action’s inaugural Charity Polo Day on Sunday 25 June. Held at the beautiful Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth, near Tarporley, this is a superb opportunity…
El Gato Negro at 78 in National Restaurant Awards 2017

El Gato Negro moves up to 78th place in National Restaurant Awards

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Yesterday Simon and the team headed to London to join the great and good for the 2017 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards at the Hurlington Club in London. After the surprise and honour of our debut placement last year at 81 the team…
El Gato Negro at King St Festival 2017

Celebrating King Street Festival 2017

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This weekend sees the return of the fabulous King Street Festival; a celebration of shopping, food, drink art and live music. It's running along the whole length the street which lies at the heart of Manchester city centre, on Saturday 3rd…
Spring 2017 menu dishes at El Gato Negro

Our new spring menus are here

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With the recent spell of sunshine and warm weather, a profusion of flowers and leaves everywhere, and the very welcome return of longer evenings, it's definitely springtime in the city. Spring always brings new growth and change, and we’re…
El Gato Negro celebrates its paper anniversary

Recipe: Simon's Creme Catalan

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Ah, Creme Catalan. Such a simple, yet perfect combination of flavours and textures. Everyone seems to love shattering the topping and breaking into the delicate orange-scented delights below. I've always loved Crème brûlée but when I first…