Monday- Saturday; 12pm- 10pm
Sunday; 12pm- 9.30pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About El Gato Negro Tapas Leeds
El Gato Negro is an award-winning tapas restaurant and bar in a historic converted space in the heart of Leeds 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.
El Gato Negro Leeds is the winner of the Oliver awards 2020 'Overall Restaurant of the Year' & 'Best World Restaurant'
Really lovely place
All food was lovely & so was the sangria! First time trying a lot of things and would definitely come again! Thank you to our waitress she had red hair we came on Saturday the 1st (I didn’t catch her name!). She was lovely & really helpful :) thank you again!
We loved the food however it was quite expensive and as students we probably can’t afford to come back. The whole time we kept saying how much more likely we would be to come if there was some sort of deal, especially for students. We thought maybe a two for one cocktail deal or happy hour or a 3 for 2 on tapas. Just something to help make it more student friendly would be amazing and we would come back because otherwise it was incredible we loved the food!
Lovely food be nice to try it when we are in normal circumstances
As the weather was poor (raining) we decided to get take out instead. The lady we delt with was extremely helpful and made the experience enjoyable and seamless. Would recommend! The food was great also, esp the harrissa chickpeas!
It was great! Cute outdoor seating area! Great food and drinks.
We were rushed from the moment we got in the door. We had to order chicken wings 3 times for it to come once. Absolutely loved the food but was made to feel like the table wasn’t ours and we were reminded about this twice during our stay. Will not be returning any time soon!
The food and drink was brilliant it was superb ingredients, good quality and flavours. However, I was left disappointed with the overall experience as I felt we were constantly being watched and ushered to complete dining as fast as possible and we only had the table for 1 hour 20 which was no where near enough time for us as a table of 4. I felt like we actually over stayed our welcome at the end. It was disappointing as the food was amazing.
Food was nice but there could have been more tapas options and some dishes could have been more flavourful e.g. the tortilla. the squid etc The service was really good and the atmosphere was also very pleasant!
The food was nice, however we were told abruptly as soon as we arrived that we had only hour 15 mins which had already been said in the booking. One negative our party found was the 10% added to our bill which was noted as optional. We had to tell the server we didn't want this adding which we felt too awkward to do but we didn't feel the money added was really justified due to the little amount of time we were there. Perhaps the 10% should be something you can select on the card machine rather than just been put on. Due to this we probably wouldn't return as we didn't think the service was particularly good and the bill was quite high in comparison to other tapas places.
During these difficult times I thought the staff did a brilliant job and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
Was first night back and food and service were great
Nice to be back!
Them chorizo. So good.
Amazing food and lovely atmosphere and staff. Everything felt so safe and the courtyard wasn’t cold as there’s no wind being amidst the buildings. Can’t wait to come back
The food was delicious, however one and a half hours for a tapas meal felt very rushed and having the staff give reminders of the time we had remaining over the course of the meal did make it feel like we were being rushed to eat and leave. I feel the spirit of tapas is being able to take your time and relax. However the staff were all lovely and the rest of the meal was great. I just feel that for a dinner a 2 hour table time would be more appropriate
Even though this was a reduced menu, it reflected the El Gato Negro menu that we all know and love - can't wait for indoor dining.
Service was great and the food delicious.
Lovely food lovely staff
Friendly staff and prompt service!
Excellent service and very accommodating.
Great food and service. More choice of tapas would be good but I think it was due to a reduced menu.
There was only one place we wanted to go before lockdown came into play! We absolutely love it here and always have the best experience. The staff are fantastic and the food is always superb. Highly recommend!