Qué rico – Fancy some Tapas?


[delicious] Qué rico – Fancy some Tapas? – Acclaimed Spanish tapas restaurant, El Gato Negro, has reopened its doors on Park Row, with Chef Patron & Creative Director, Simon Shaw, heading up the kitchen.

The popular restaurant, which earlier this year was crowned Best Overall Restaurant and Best World Restaurant in the 2020 Oliver Awards, will operate four days a week initially (Thursday to Sunday), with extended hours of food service providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy dining late into the evening. 

Guests looking to extend their evening further are invited to settle in for the night on the restaurant’s first floor, where they can enjoy a wide selection of after-dinner drinks including cocktails, wine and beer.  

El Gato Negro, Park Row, opening hours:

  • Thursday, food service 12.00 / 22.00, general service 12.00 / 00.00
  • Friday, food service 12.00 / 00.00, general service 12.00 / 02.00
  • Saturday, food service 12.00 / 00.00, general service 12.00 / 02.00
  • Sunday, food service 12.00 / 21.00, general service 12.00 / 22.00

A new take-out and collection service will also be available, offering city dwellers and professionals with the opportunity to savour a taste of El Gato Negro in the comfort of their own home or office. 

El Gato Negro

[delicious] Qué rico – Fancy some Tapas? – The new Collection menu includes a broad number of the restaurant’s much-loved dishes including meatballs in tomato fritarda sauce, salt cod croquetas, piquillo pepper purée and aioli and bravas, and patatas bravas with spiced tomato fritarda sauce and aioli.  A selection of wines and soft drinks are also available when ordered alongside food.  Orders are invited by telephone on 0113 322 0763.

Returning alongside the popular restaurant’s new features is El Gato Negro’s popular Tipsy Tapas, which invites diners to enjoy three select tapas dishes and bottomless Cava, Bellini, beer, or house wine for 90 minutes from the point of order and for just £30pp.

The restaurant’s Three for £15 menu is the perfect alternative for those looking to simply experience El Gato Negro’s signature dishes or a lighter bite.   Tipsy Tapas is available every Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm and the Three for £15 menu every Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 5pm.

[delicious] Qué rico – Fancy some Tapas? – For guests looking for an extra special way of reuniting with friends and family or to mark belated events, El Gato Negro’s private dining room, with its own mini bar and audio and presentation facilities, is the perfect space.

Speaking on the reopening, Chef Patron and Creative Director of El Gato Negro, Simon Shaw, said: “It’s good to be back.

El Gato Negro
Chef Patron Simon Shaw of El Gato Negro

“It sounds like a cliché, but we really are a family at El Gato Negro, and it feels great to return to the restaurant with the team.  The coming weeks are going to be different, and like everyone else it will take time for us to find our feet, but we’re looking forward to reopening the doors at Park Row and doing what we do best.

“The safety of our guests and our team is, as always, of paramount importance to us and we’ve introduced a number of new measures, in line with government guidelines, to ensure we provide a safe and comfortable dining experience for all.

“We’re fortunate that here in Leeds we’ve been able to introduce social distancing with relative ease.  The restaurant’s incredible vast ceilings and large open plan floor create a spacious and airy dining environment, with our outdoor seating providing the opportunity to dine alfresco.

El Gato Negro

“It’s been a difficult period for everyone and there’s some hard work to be done, but we’re confident we’ll get back on track and are looking forward to being reunited with so many familiar faces.”

El Gato Negro reopens with the strictest safety measures in place including distanced seating, regular and enhanced deep cleaning, hand sanitising stations, contactless payment (where possible) and laminated menus which are cleaned after every use.  For further information please visit  https://www.elgatonegrotapas.com/covid-19-safety/. Reservations for El Gato Negro Park Row can be made online at https://www.elgatonegrotapas.com/leeds/#leeds_book_online or for those that require to speak to a member of the team, on 0113 322 0763.  Reservations are subject to government restrictions.

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