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El Gato Negro

52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
+44 161 694 8585
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb skewers” (82 reviews)
“tapas” (473 reviews)
“octopus” (82 reviews)
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Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife booked a meal here for my birthday last Friday. We were given an excellent table across from the chef's. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. A great atmosphere in the restaurant. The food was all cooked perfectly and had so much flavour....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a friend this restaurant is really first class in every detail. Good layout, friendly and efficient staff and best of all the food which is just as good as you will Get in Spain. The restaurant is on three floors, serviced by a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Calicas282
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Gato Negro serves up top Tapas food in a warm friendly atmosphere . I Highly recommend a visit to this king street gem .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank niallmurray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the Christmas market we had dinner at the ‘Black Cat’. I’m a little bit wary of tapas style dining as you can end up overly spending to have a decent dinner. However either we weren’t too hungry or the plates we sufficiently filling...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 633MikeR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had a meal here on Sat night and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. As expected it was very busy and our table wasn’t quite ready so we had a cocktail in the bar downstairs. We both chose a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anoif
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I chose El Gato for our anniversary night out and we did not know what to expect but were filled with delight. Julian our waiter greeted us with a wonderful smile and was well informed about the food and drink available which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kris79x
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the dishes I tried were very delicious. The specific salt which they use for the peppers in the starter tapas is amazing as it accentuates the flavour of the peppers and is not too overpowering in salt content. I also ordered the tapas...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 4dag04t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here this weekend been looking to try it for ages and I wasn’t disappointed. We had 11 dishes between 4 of us and this was more than enough the dishes come out randomly and adds to the experience the lamb skewers were my favourite...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank X6161TEjom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch on an upstairs table over looking the kitchen. The food and service were excellent and to be able to watch and talk to the chefs was a rare treat. There’s a few really good quality Spanish restaurants in Manchester now, El...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robp984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went last Saturday evening. Atmosphere, food and service great. 2nd time we visited as our 1st visit had been nice. Thought everything was ok until later on that night, both me and my partner were very sick. We both shared the dishes and I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2018|
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Response from JBH1975 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i took ages to reply. Look for cheapside just off kings street. Disabled parking on there but few mins walk from restaurant.
20 January 2018|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
The menu is available on their website.
23 November 2017|
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Response from AlanC700 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is -family tables available and various seat settings upstairs too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$77
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 694 8585
Award-winning city centre tapas restaurant and bar. Serving seasonally-influenced dishes, inspired by modern Spanish cuisine.
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