Advance reservations are encouraged at peak times.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About El Gato Negro Tapas
El Gato Negro is an award-winning tapas restaurant and bar in an historic converted three storey town house on King Street, in the heart of Manchester city centre.
Founder/chef patron Simon Shaw and his team creates seasonally-influenced dishes, combining modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques while taking inspiration and ingredients from closer to home. Our food is perfectly complemented by a superbly-chosen range of Spanish wines, sherries, spirits, tonics, beers and cocktails.
Great food, lovely staff
We had an amazing evening the food and drink were amazing. The selection in the Christmas set menu was fantastic and the chef ensured our veggie colleagues were well catered for. The service was impeccable we waited for nothing and the food just kept coming. Keep up the good work we will be back.
Our waiter Michael was very attentive and helpful.
We absolutely love visiting El Gato Negro and my husband always says it’s his fave restaurant in Manchester ... the food is amazing , the setting beautiful and the staff are brilliant. On this occasion I requested a table in the window and we were seated on the top floor in the window - which was perfect ! We have never dined on the top floor before and it has now become our favourite setting ! Fabulous music playing too ! Well done team El Gato Negro 👍👏
Service and food were fab.
Excellent time as always, and great service Thank you for a lovely night Andrea
Lovely day! Really made to feel special for my graduation meal. Thank you so much
Excellent as always
Great food, fantastic staff. Have visited on three occasions and have not been disappointed. Will certainly visit many more times!
Always great food, wine and service
Great food good service - extremely reasonably priced
This is the wrong email address. I was unable to notify anyone. I hope Julie had a great time. It sounds like a nice place.
The wait staff were excellent. Non-intrusive when eating, helpful guidance in our choices, very friendly. We tipped heavily! The food was also straight-up delicious. I would recommend the sea bream and the meatballs.
Always incredible. I wasn’t quite sure what the tortilla was when it came but it was tasty! Most a Spanish omelette :)
A really great meal with fantastic service. Certainly will be back soon.
Great night thank you!!!!
The food was great but the service was really poor. Won’t be returning.
Amazing food, great service!
Great food, was very fast which was good as we had a film screening to get to.
My 3rd visit and it continues to be my favourite restaurant in Manchester.
Excellent as always
A wonderful evening, great atmosphere, excellent food and professional and friendly staff. Would highly recommend.
Arrived for a 9pm table Was told table not ready as people before just paying 20 minutes later I asked what was happening and was told another 15 to 20 I asked what if the6 had been paying t be told that a group had been difficult to move and someone had bought an extra bottle of Champagne so they were allowed to stay on What about me and the others waiting? When we were shown to the table there was no apology from the cocky Irish greeter. Service at the table was actually very good but the wait made us needing to rush our meal to catch our train. Very disappointed
The food was amazing served in a warm friendly atmosphere with lovely staff. Despite being busy we weren’t rushed and it was a brilliant start to a great evening for us.
Food and service both good. Not been before but would definitely come back