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.
Asked for a candle in the dessert for my boyfriends birthday but didn’t happen.
Had a lovely evening here having dinner with my parents who were visiting from Edinburgh. The food was absolute delicious and we received great service from Alberta!
We also had the good fortune of timing & weather to allow us to be sat on the roof top open terrace ! 😁
Our second visit to El Gato Negro and it continues to exceed expectations for their amazing food! We sat at the chefs table and not only enjoyed eating but also enjoyed watching the food be prepared. Would highly recommend a visit.
Best tapas in Manchester
Absolutely delicious and very authentic tasting tapas. We really enjoyed the dishes we selected and found the staff very helpful and welcoming. Will definitely visit again!
This place as everything I expected, the food was out of this world and we had a lovely waiter who was very friendly helping us with the menu! Thank you for a wonderful night
Amazing food - probably the best tapas we've ever eaten. Quite pricey but this was reflected in the quality.
Excellent food and really really good staff, some of the best in town! Was also excellent value for money, highly recommended
Fabulous as ever!
superb food and really good service.
Superb food in a great atmosphere made a even better with wonderful service. Took 4 friends who never been before and they all said it was one of the best meals they had had.
excellent food,service and atmosphere; really enjoyable lunch
The food was delicious and the service was great - a wonderful post-theatre meal.
Amazing food great atmosphere and service Couldn’t fault it
Food was incredible, staff were very nice and helpful, definitely hoping to make it back here soon.
Really great food, charming service ,unobtrusive but attentive.
Chefs table was interesting to watch
Great food and drink, lovely staff, and a wonderful table on the sun terrace. Perfect! Lamb skewers and Tiger prawns were particularly excellent.
Excellent food and service
Food was beautiful, every plate was delicious. Will definitely come back.
Perfect in every way. Pre theatre lunch with my daughter. I'll deffinately be back. Honestly could have been on my holidays ! We sat near the terrace and the sun was out .
I just wanted to thank you for helping us celebrate 2 50th birthdays With friends that we haven’t seen for over 20 years. Special thank you to Alberto who looked after us wonderfully.. This really is a great restaurant.
Perfect food, perfect drinks, perfect staff! Absolutely love this place! Will definitely be back.