Creative director of the El Gato Negro, Simon Shaw, has confirmed the opening of a third El Gato Negro restaurant on 35 Park Row, in Leeds, which takes the place of a Jamie’s Italian.
Shaw plans to launch the third restaurant in winter 2019.
El Gato Negro is known for its seasonally inspired dishes, which are a combination of modern and traditional Spanish flavours, with influences from Leeds and Yorkshire, where Shaw grew up and first got his footing in being a chef.
“I’ve spent the last four years looking for the right location and when the Jamie’s site became available it was too good an opportunity to miss,” says Shaw. “Whilst El Gato Negro restaurants will be consistent in great quality food and service, it’s essential to me that every restaurant has its own identity, its own story to tell.”