Manchester's El Gato Negro has arrived on 5pm and we are very excited. The city centre restaurant has made huge waves since opening two years ago for its stunning setting in a three storey townhouse, bold tapas dishes created from seasonal ingredients and extensive cocktail, Spanish wine and sherry list. And this is before we even get to the top floor terrace with retractable roof!
Every detail of El Gato Negro has been carefully considered, from the kimchi oil poured in the Gillardeau oysters, the glass pipe used to serve their Boulevardier cocktail, and the plush red velvet seating which lines the edge of the rooftop terrace. This focus on quality has not gone unnoticed by Manchester diners; the restaurant currently has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five from 1138 reviews on TripAdvisor, with recent comments stating "Exceptional.... cannot recommend El Gato Negro enough," "What an amazing find! Food is the best tapas I've had in this country," and "An ABSOLUTE must... As you can see I REALLY enjoyed my visit."
Don't just take our word for it; take a look at the photographs below to see how just how stunning El Gato Negro is.
A selection of mini desserts
Bikini (toasted sandwich with jamon iberico and manchego)
LED tomato, Monte Enegro goats cheese and watermelon salad with mint and basil.
Chargrilled onglet steak with patatas a lo pobre.
The El'spresso Martini
Pretty Little Poison
Bonefire night sazerac
Fragaria (Portobello Road Gin, strawberry & thyme syrup, Manzanilla sherry, lemon, cava).