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. Too much mayonnaise on everything. Lovely waitress. Service a bit slow after the meal.
Made to feel very welcome and extremely helpful with my elderly mother , the staff couldn’t do enough for us , definitely visiting
High quality tapas and excellent service.
Lovely food and service. Bill can add up if you select lots of small plates.
Fantastic music, exceptional service and amazing food. A little more expensive than we thought it would be but you certainly know the produce is of the highest standard. We will certainly return.
Excellent, will be returning
It was our first visit....it won’t be the last and I would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely evening xx
The perfect lunch - escaping the chaos of the Christmas markets with a very warm welcome from the ladies at the door who took us straight to our table, where we were provided with excellent food and an unhurried service.
Excellent service & atmosphere. Group of 5, 3 of them ona 1st visit & they loved it!
Great venue and staff in central venue with well above average . I had to run late due to train strike and response by telephone and when I eventually arrived could not have been more helpful despite being a busy Friday evening
Lovely place good food very pleasant staff we had a lovely time will definitely be back and will highly recommend.
Table was booked for 3.30 but we didn’t get a table until 4.10. We also asked for a table on the bottom or first floor and at first we were given a table on the top floor which we didn’t want. The staff were great and sat us at a table where we originally wanted overlooking king street. Fantastic experience and just what we wanted on our wedding anniversary!
Best Tapas ever and lovely ambience
Excellent standard of food and drink. Meatballs and choice and lamb skewed very tasty. Crisp lager with attentive service despite it brings very busy Saturday lunchtime
Best fine dining tapas we’ve tried
Had a lovely experience. Good food and drink. Attentive friendly staff. Will definitely return next time we are in Manchester.
Amazing! Will definitely be returning!
Good friendly service. The staff were always on hand to give any advice about menu choices.
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