El Gato Negro Liverpool


One of the North's most acclaimed chefs has brought his award-winning tapas restaurant to Liverpool.

El Gato Negro Liverpool has taken over the space formerly occupied by Vincent Cafe and Cocktail Bar, in the impressive Exchange Flags building, stamping its own Spanish influence on things. Chef patron Simon Shaw has recreated the menu that's garnered recognition from the Michelin team and AA Rosettes, with a seasonal line-up of tapas, split into seafood, charcuterie, vegetables, and meat.

Stand-out dishes include the likes of Bikini, a toastie stuffed with jamon serrano, truffle butter and Manchego, along with chargrilled octopus, patatas bravas, and meatballs in tomato fritarda sauce. To wash it all down, expect a strong list of Spanish wines and sherries.


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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 2:00
Tuesday 12:00 2:00
Wednesday 12:00 2:00
Thursday 12:00 2:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 2:00



El Gato Negro Liverpool, Exchange Flags, Chapel Street, L2 3YL


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The Best Tapas In Liverpool? We Put El Gato Negro To The Test

The Best Tapas In Liverpool? We Put El Gato Negro To The Test

When you hear that a restaurant you’ve known and loved is no more, it’s always a bit of a blow to the belly. That happened to me when I discovered The Vincent Café had gone and I wouldn’t be able to eat its gringo sushi anymore. Call me fickle, though, because I was quickly consoled when I learned…