The owners of our favourite Spanish restaurant, El Gato Negro, have today confirmed plans to open their third Manchester venue in 2019.
Occupying the former Panama Hatty’s unit on Brown Street, (Near King Street) the new venture will feature a Middle Eastern concept.
Simon Shaw and Mills Hill Developments have vowed to keep the name and plans for the restaurant under wraps… for now. They have revealed, however, that the space will see the basement of the grade II* listed building totally transformed, while still making use of the original architectural features.
Speaking on the plans, Chef Patron and Creative Director of El Gato Negro Simon Shaw, commented: “We’re really pleased to announce that we will be opening our long-awaited third restaurant on Brown Street this summer.
“Drawing heavily on my travels through the Middle East, diners can expect authentic flavours inspired by the various regions. The space itself will be open and inviting, similar to El Gato Negro, making guests really feel at ease. We’re looking forward to revealing more in the coming months.”
Speaking on behalf of Bruntwood, Long Leaseholders of Manchester Club, James Tootle Senior Retail and Leisure Manager, commented: “This is a much-anticipated announcement for us at Bruntwood, as we’ve been in long-term discussion with the El Gato Negro team about bringing their idea to life within this iconic building.
“The Grade II* listed Manchester club is the perfect location for such an exciting concept. Steeped in history, and built in 1870 in the Venetian Gothic style, it will make an extraordinary setting for a glorious new dining experience right in the heart of the city centre.”
El Gato Negro is renowned for seasonally inspired Spanish dishes which reflect a mix of modern and traditional flavours. The restaurant has won countless awards, and most recently gained a 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand, an honour upheld for the third year running. Want to know Simon Shaw’s favourite El Gato Negro tapas?
September 2018 saw the opening of the El Gato Negro sister restaurant, Canto. Bringing modern Portuguese cuisine to Ancoats, this spectacular concept has been warmly welcomed by the community.