The chef-patron behind Manchester tapas restaurant El Gato Negro is to open a new Portuguese restaurant in Ancoats.

Canto, meaning ‘corner’ in Portuguese, will open inside the Fairbairn Building on Henry Street later this year, inspired by Simon Shaw’s travels to Lisbon.

The restaurant will be headed up by Porto-born Carlos Gomes, currently head chef at El Gato Negro, and previously of Koya and Barrafina.

Set to open this autumn, the new restaurant promises a social dining experience in a relaxed, neighbourhood setting.

Shaw is also thought to be looking to open a third restaurant in Manchester.