El Gato Negro founders to launch third site

El Gato Negro founders to launch third site

The owners of Spanish restaurant El Gato Negro in Manchester have announced plans to open a third city centre venue in 2019.

The new restaurant from Simon Shaw (pictured right) and Mills Hill Developments will be a Middle Eastern concept, occupying the former Panama Hatty’s unit on Brown Street.

The Grade II listed building will be transformed while making use of its original features.

“We’re really pleased to announce that we will be opening our long-awaited third restaurant on Brown Street this summer,” says Shaw, chef patron and creative director of El Gato Negro.

“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.”

Shaw opened his second restaurant Canto in Manchester last autumn.