El Gato Negro Head Chef has introduced a new Sunday brunch menu at the acclaimed Manchester restaurant.
Just when you thought the menu at El Gato Negro couldn’t get any better, Head Chef Antony Shirley has reinvented Sundays, Spanish style. Available from 12pm-10pm, the new menu sees classic brunch dishes served with a Spanish twist.
Sunday brunch diners are invited to choose from wild mushrooms on toasted Catalan bread with truffle butter and Pedro Ximénez sherry reduction (£7.50); charred tenderstem broccoli with ajo blanco dressing, grapes and toasted almonds (£6.50); chorizo and piquillo pepper hash with fried egg, parsley and garlic (£8.50) and Tombet: Majorcan ratatouille with poached egg, Manchego, oregano and basil (£6).
Guests can now also enjoy a signature Spanish Sunday roast, featuring roast sirloin of beef with quine glazed carrots, Manchego cauliflower cheese, potatoes roasted with jamon serrano butter, tenderstem broccoli and rioja sauce (£18.50).
The new Sunday brunch dishes are also accompanied by a carefully curated selection of El Gato Negro’s small plates, with popular dishes to include chargrilled chicken thighs with romesco sauce; Hake Bilbaína: pan-fried hake with a tomato, sherry and garlic sauce; and patatas bravas with spiced tomato fritarda sauce and aioli.
There’s even something for the small ones, as Shirley has also introduced three special dishes, just for the niños – such as meatballs and roasted potatoes (£7), salt cod fish cakes with tomato sauce and tenderstem broccoli (£7) and roast chicken thigh with carrots and potatoes (£7). To keep them sweet, an ice-cream sundae with hot chocolate cause should do the trick.
Commenting on the new menu, Shirley said: “I’m a massive fan of brunch, it’s a real social occasion. As a chef it is, however, one of the hardest occasions to cater for, especially if you’re looking to introduce something a little different. You need to satisfy both breakfast and lunch cravings, and then of course everyone’s got their own personal taste. It’s the type of challenge I like.”
The Sunday brunch menu is available from 12pm- 10pm at the popular King Street restaurant.
For reservations please visit https://www.elgatonegrotapas.com / booking / or call 0161 694 8585.