Flowers are blooming, blossom and buds are appearing on trees, and the days are (finally) getting longer. All that means spring is coming, and today we’re unveiling our mouthwatering new spring menu.
As the leaves change colour and the days draw shorter, Chef Patron Simon and Head Chef Antony have introduced our new restaurant menu, celebrating flavours and techniques which are perfect for the time of year, all using the very best ingredients.
We’re thrilled to announce Antony Shirley joined the El Gato Negro team as Head Chef in September. Antony and Simon worked together in Harvey Nichols and they’re excited to be joining forces again.
Get ahead of the crowd and make your group booking now to ensure you’ve got your Christmas party sorted well in advance! Group bookings are now open for Christmas 2018. Secure a table for your party now, and enjoy a brilliant festive get-together at El Gato Negro!
King Street Festival is here again, and we’ll be operating an al fresco pop-up all weekend, serving a selection of popular dishes and some special drinks too!
As the weather warms we’re introducing some sizzling hot new Sunday deals. Build your own option for two: enjoy our meat or vegetarian sharer boards, add an exclusive a roast meat of the day, and select a pair of matching cocktails!
It’s time to unveil our new restaurant menu and bar drinks list to celebrate spring. The team have updated the dishes and drinks on offer, celebrating seasonally-available produce and the very best ingredients we can source.
Once again we’re proud to be joining many other great local and national establishments in supporting StreetSmart, the brilliant charity focused on the homeless in our area.
StreetSmart is a simple, smart scheme which is focused on supporting local organisations which help the homeless in Greater Manchester. This year, rather than asking you to add a discretionary contribution to your bill, we’re making a direct £1 contribution for every table served between December 1st – December 31st.
Every single penny contributes directly to the work being done in Greater Manchester to enable homeless people to build a better life for themselves.
The twentieth Manchester Food and Drink Festival has come to a close, and it’s been another couple of weeks of celebration and success for all involved, and a chance to reflect on just how incredible the food and drink culture is in Manchester in 2017.
El Gato Negro has been involved all the way through this year’s MFDF; firstly as Simon featured as one of their 20 Gastro Icons; then by hosting a successful pop-up evening on the first weekend at Festival Hub.
Finally, as this milestone festival ended with the one of the highlights of the industry calendar, our team had an excellent and excitable time amongst industry colleagues at the prestigious Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards at the The Principal Hotel.
We were overjoyed to be announced as winners of the ‘Premium & Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year’ category. El Gato Negro had been nominated alongside some of Manchester’s best and most exciting establishments and so we were incredibly honoured to have been selected as this year’s winner, especially after we won the ‘Best Newcomer’ category in 2016.
Many thanks to everyone who supported and voted for us this year, and to our incredible colleagues… we couldn’t have done it without you!
You’ve been asking for it since we opened last year, and we’re finally able to offer it… as of today you can now enjoy our full dining menu across all three floors of our beautiful home in King Street.
Previously we offered a more streamlined menu on the ground floor, but customers have consistently asked to be able to choose from all the dishes on our full menu. We’ve listened, and now we’re offering our full menu for downstairs. We will maintain the seating on the ground floor exclusively for walk-in customers and phone reservations only, which should ensure customers have more options than ever to dine at El Gato Negro.
We’ve also extended our lunch service hours; we will now be accepting orders between midday and 3pm on Tuesdays–Thursdays. We still serve straight through on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and open at 5pm on Mondays to allow for staff training and downtime.
SET LUNCH OPTIONS
(available Tuesday–Friday, 12 until 3pm)
We also now offer a set lunch option in the restaurant, based around a representative selection of our dishes. 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 ideal. Dishes included on the set lunch are indicated by a ✓ symbol on our menu.
Choose any 3 indicated dishes for just £15
We’re starting September with this updated service offering so more of our customers can enjoy our food, with more options, and for longer. We hope you can join us here in King Street soon to enjoy even more of our hospitality.