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El Gato Negro Leeds To Open This November

El Gato Negro Leeds To Open This November

Chef Patron and Creative Director of El Gato Negro, Simon Shaw, has revealed he will open the doors to his new restaurant on Park Row, Leeds, on Friday 1st November.

Chef Patron El Gato Negro Simon Shaw

El Gato Negro is renowned for providing seasonally inspired dishes reflecting a mix of modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques, with influences from closer to home.  The restaurant has received recognition from Hardens, Michelin, The Times and The Good Food Guide, and this year was awarded a prestigious Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand for the third year running.

El Gato Negro Leeds Location

The news comes as work refurbishing the former Jamie’s Italian site reaches a significant milestone, with floors stripped back, new bespoke features installed and the first of El Gato Negro’s signature furnishings introduced, injecting new life into the beautiful heritage building.

Coinciding with the announcement, reservations for the beautiful 200-seater restaurant also open today with both general and Christmas party bookings available online at www.elgatonegrotapas.com/leeds/

El Gato Negro Leeds Restaurant Tiger Prawns

With just five weeks until the official launch, Shaw is looking forward to returning to Yorkshire, where he first launched El Gato Negro.  Speaking on the announcement he said:  “Every opening or new menu launch is special, but I’m really looking forward to launching in Leeds, the city where I got my first real footing in the industry as Head Chef of Harvey Nichols, Leeds, and just down the road from where El Gato Negro began.

“I know the city well having made many firm friends here and have been blown away by how much it’s developed over recent years.  I’ve been looking to bring El Gato Negro to Leeds for almost four years now, but we were just never able to find the right site; that is until now.  Anyone that’s familiar with 35 Park Row will know what a great building it is, and I can’t wait to open here – it’s got its own unique identity whilst lending itself perfectly to our signature El Gato Negro style.”

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Upon launch the El Gato Negro Leeds will be restaurant will be Shaw’s third restaurant, joining King Street, Manchester, and recently launched Exchange Flags, Liverpool.

El Gato Negro is a partnership between Simon Shaw and Mills Hill Developments Ltd.

Contact Details

35 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JL – 0113 3220763
Find out more at www.elgatonegrotapas.com/leeds/


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