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.
We had an excellent meal in March. Very welcoming staff. The food was stunning. Glad we booked the Chef's Table because Milan and team were brilliant. Truly memorable.
Lovely place, food great and nice wine.
This wasn’t the first time we visited the restaurant. On previous occasions the food and service has been excellent, however, both were quite poor yesterday. Our waiter got our order very wrong, he apparently mixed up and confused our order with another table. Some of the dishes were not of their usual standard and when I brought this up no replacement was offered or even just cooking the dish again. Finally, the bill wasn’t done correctly and it was quite a struggle to get them to sort it for us. They did do it eventually but considering everything that had gone on with our order and food it wasn’t good enough!
Delicious food, great atmosphere even though it was very quiet. Server was lovely, very friendly and helpful.
Excellent meal as always
All was good under the challenging situation we are in
Never had a bad meal here. Service was prompt and engaging as ever. Food delicious.
I only wish we lived closer! Loved every moment of my visit and the food was fantastic xx
Another fabulous evening at El Gato Negro, this has been our 4th visit an every time, food, service and ambiance have been excellent. Thank you.
Great food, atmosphere and staff. Thanks for a great night out.
a very enjoyable couple of hours spent , the food was nicely presented , quickly served , piping hot , and served in a relaxed manor , would definitely recommend ( as we were , ) and definitely come again.
A really enjoyable evening.
Food was absolutely excellent and was served very quickly.
Service and food excellent
Always a great if not slightly rushed on my last visit
Amazing tapas. Best I have ever had.
Wonderful meal, great service
Great servers and advice under the current climate felt the whole experience perfect thought your staff wonderful will be back hopefully not in the too distant future.
Lovely food and excellent service, thank you!
Great service, food was brilliant, drinks were lovely. Good times all round.
Could have been the more perfect setting to propose to my girlfriend at the Chef’s Table. Thank you so much for the best night of our lives!
Great evening at lovely location.
There is not one bad thing I could say about this place. The food and service was amazing!! Would highly recommend to anyone!
Excellent food and drink. Had a great time.