The Manchester-based El Gato Negro team, which is “still smashing it” at its flagship Iberian restaurant, is soon to launch a third venture in the city. In September, we reported the group would be opening Canto, which serves ‘modern Portuguese’ cuisine inspired by chef patron Simon Shaw’s travels to Lisbon, as well as head chef […]

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The team behind Manchester restaurant El Gato Negro have opened a second site in the city. Canto launched last week (Thursday 20 September) in the Fairbairn building in the Ancoats area of the city – a Manchester spot very different to their original venture. El Gato, which first opened in rural Ripponden before relocating to Manchester, […]

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Arbequina, Oxford A “fantastic new find on the Cowley Road” from Rufus Thurston, of hit local Oli’s Thai; and Ben Whyles of east Oxford staple Door 74. The “fresh, minimalist” setting (a conversion of an old chemist) is an appealing backdrop to “yummy and authentic” tapas from a short, typed list showcasing “first-class ingredients”.   […]

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