The Tour de France is almost upon us, and our headline offer is a real winner, with tickets on sale now. El Gato Negro is located just metres away from a dramatic stretch of Stage 2, as the peloton descends into Ripponden from Blackstone Edge. It’s the perfect base for a delightful gourmet day with breakfast and lunch included, so you can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience in comfort!
This private daytime ticket is a superlative deal so you can enjoy the thrills and spills of the race in style. Just £70 per head for a guaranteed place from 9am-5pm. The price includes all of these features, making it exceptional value:
Private, unrestricted access to the restaurant (and our comfort facilities) between 9am-5pm. Stay inside or pop out to enjoy all the action.
A guaranteed table from 9am-5pm, with table service and complementary bar snacks
Our epic Spanish-style breakfast (see below for full details)
A great, late tapas lunch, after the excitement of the race passing through the village is over
Probably the best selection of wines and sherries in Ripponden, along with beers, coffees and soft drinks to suit every taste.
Live race coverage on our big screen, or the chance to step outside and enjoy it for real
Almost certainly the biggest and best breakfast in Ripponden
It’s going to be a long, thrilling day, so from 9am-11am we’re serving an epic gourmet breakfast to set you up in style. It’s our characteristically Spanish-style riff on a proper full Yorkshire breakfast. Here’s what it includes
Brindisa dry cured smoked panceta
Pimentón Dulce chorizo Catalan
Spanish morcilla (black pudding)
griddled Portobello mushroom
a choice of either fried or scrambled eggs
our very own home-made alubia baked beans
home-made patatas haché (think hash browns, but better)
artisan miche sourdough toast
your choice of tea or coffee
Perfect for a leisurely and luxurious start to the day!
Bar and facilities
As the excitement mounts our bar will be open, with table service from our dedicated team. We’ll have our favourite champagnes, cavas, wines and sherries on hand… plus we’ll be showcasing some wonderful new Spanish wines from our forthcoming wine list too. They’ll be complementary snacks throughout the day too, to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch. And don’t forget the relief of having access to our facilities; even if you nip outside to experience the excitement on the streets, you’ll still be able to enjoy our clean restroom facilities without fighting the crowds.
A post-race lunch to savour
After the race passes through the village (approx 2.45-3pm) Simon and the team will be serving a selection of set menu with seven superb tapas classics and a bottle of wine to be shared between two.
We’ve upgraded the wines from our normal house too… you have a choice of either
- Red – Candidato Barrica 3
- White: Plot 22 Airen Blanco
We’ll be finishing the daytime service for 5pm, in time to ready the restaurant for the evening meal special.
Reserve your places for this fantastic day now by calling 01422 823070. See everything we’re offering for Le Tour here
You’ll be able to watch all the excitement outside on the busy streets, or from the comfort of inside the restaurant on the big screens. A great deal at just £70 per head.
Option 2 is food to go: we’ll be selling a great lunch deal. Grab some special hot food, gourmet crisps and a cool drink and enjoy the spectacle in the crowds on the street outside. Great quality food to go… just £10.
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 down to London to battle it out in the studio. It was a tight run thing, but the boys brought the coveted award back home to Yorkshire in the end!