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.
Unbelievable food. Table wasn’t ready until 15 minutes after we booked but we sat at the bar and had a drink. Service was amazing. Staff were amazing. Cannot wait to visit again!
Service and food were great. Only slight complaint is that it took us 20 minutes to be seated for our prebooked table, the bar was also full so we didn't have anywhere to sit.
Amazing atmosphere and so glad I visited. Will be back.
Food excellent. Service not great. Initial confusion over table followed by taking ages to bring drinks (had forgotten one altogether). Not asked what water we wanted and wine glasses removed before asking if we wanted any. Not up to normal standard.
We had a fabulous time with you on Saturday. The service was fantastic, the food delicious and we were able to grab a cheeky drink on the roof terrace when our table was required for the next sitting. Fantastic.
We visited El Gato Negro for my husband's birthday and wasnt disappointed. The food, atmosphere and service were amazing. The small critism I have was the room temperature was a little cold and had to put my coat on nearer to the end of the meal. Value for money a little expensive but was happy to pay for a special occasion.
Had a lovely afternoon of tapas with gorgeous flavours, very authentic and fab cocktails! Hasta pronto!
Great food as always, lovely waitress ( can’t remember her name!) and the best Bloody Mary we’ve had in a long time!!
Lovely food as always. Very well paced
Great food and service as always
Just love El Gato Negro, keep returning and are never disappointed. Staff super and we're always very well looked after. Thank you.
Simply the best tapas in Manchester. Excellent
Fantastic food, service, surroundings. Can’t wait to go back
We booked here post theatre on a recommendation. We were thoroughly impressed by the level of service and quality of the food. All the dishes we had were excellent with the scotch eggs and the pork skewers particularly standing out, the house beer was also really good. We will definitely visit again when we visit Manchester next.
Lovely restaurant, brilliant staff. Bit pricey but worth a trip at least once. Have a Bikini, you can thank me later.
Great lunch in a lovely atmosphere
Everything excellent as usual. Cannot wait for your new place in the Reform Club to open.
Excellent as always!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ THANKYOU!
Great service & fab food
I've eaten here a few times, everytime I've been, the level of service never fails to amaze me. The quality of the staffing, food and service are second to none.
Several elements of the food were excellent - especially the prawns and the Scotch eggs but the scallops were tiny and a little disappointing. Great atmosphere and service and we will be back....and hope the scallops have grown.
I booked a table for two to celebrate my husband birthday. I’ve really enjoyed my evening there, the food was nice and well presented, the waitress was friendly and the atmosphere soft and relaxed
Lovely table on the top floor, and the food was as good as ever! What a great evening!