Tuesday/Wednesday 12:00–14:30 / 17:00–21:30
Thursday 12:00–14:30 / 17:00–22:00
Advance reservations are encouraged at peak times.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
We had the special offer for 2 on the Sunday and found it to very good value, we just added some extra dishes and it was more than enough. Very friendly service and we would return again.
Much more than a meal out, not cheap but good value if that makes sense.
Service and quality of food was superb from start to finish!
despite arriving at a restaurant with empty tables we waited at least 20 mins for our pre reserved table to be ready great drinks food nice but expensive
Amazing food, great wine recommendation and sampling and fantastic staff, we were celebrating my sister's birthday and our waitress arranged a surprise birthday dessert for her too.
Had a great night for our anniversary meal. Will be back again. Thank you
Fantastic food, lovely calm atmosphere. Already a repeat customer and will continue to be.
I’ve been a few times and have really enjoyed it. I think it’s most atmospheric on the ground floor. The atmosphere on the other floors don’t feel like you’ve quite got it right. Food and wine are fantastic, bit best taken in the atmosphere of the ground floor, the overall experience is so much better.
Incredible staff service from beginning to end!
Think food is fab - don't mind paying for quality - and food recommendations were spot on. Think the wine list is far too weighted towards over-expensive wines and needs more variety at more reasonable prices (the white Rioja was v good though)
Excellent food and great service - lovely atmosphere too!
We loved our trip to El Gato. The food was delicious!
Great food and venue. Scotch eggs were a treat!
We had lunch on the fourth floor with the roof partially retracted. It is a lovely dining experience. The food is exceptional and was complemented by a bottle of Ribera del Duero. Our waitress was very attentive, yet not intrusive. A wonderful experience - to be repeated
Great food and service in a lovely setting. Can’t wait to dine at the restaurant again.
Good food. I thought the wine was a little expensive but that's spinningfields. The food was great as was the service
Booked for lunch and requested a downstairs table as I was dining with my elderly parents. We had a lovely table as requested.The lunch menu is excellent value for money and the service was very friendly and efficient. My only grumble would be the fact that my card details were taken in case we had to cancel the booking and a £15 pp fee would be taken. As the lunch was a treat following an illness I was quite concerned that if we couldn’t attend due to ill health it would be a costly cancellation. Fortunately I didn’t have to cancel and maybe there would have been some discretion shown - I would like to think so!
Lovely food and lovely restaurant
Excellent food. Will be returning soon!
Welcoming staff, great food and drink. Perfect lunch break.
Lovely food and drink, nice atmosphere and great service. Thank you!
good quality tapas bar in Manchester
Great food and very impressed with how the waiter understood the menu. Although we eat a lot of Spanish food and visit the country at least twice a year,this would be very helpful to someone not knowing Spanish food. Also impressed with the wine recommendation.
Myself and my partner had a wonderful meal here on Saturday with wonderful service, amazing food and an overall brilliant dining experience. We will most definitely return soon and will recommend to friends.