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Whitworth Art Gallery Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7497
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delight amongst the trees. Lots of light with good food and menu choices. Do not be put off by the menu listing as the food is better than it seems on the menu. Fast and pleasant service. Well able to cater for kids and wheelchairs. Book advance for parties of more than 4 in my opinion. Fantastic bacon rolls... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greater Manchester Hazards Centre evening meal, postponed from the New Year. Workers, management committee and volunteers together - in a small voluntary sector organisation you don't often get the opportunity to meet up socially, so this was a great evening for all of us. Easy and relaxed approach, plenty of time to talk. Everyone enjoyed the food they ordered, and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Slow, dull, overpriced, small portions, but with a nice setting and view that are publicly funded. What a shame! It seemed good at one point, and a lovely place to take visitors to Manchester. But it gets customers just because of the location, whatever the quality, so the quality and service have gone downhill. Needs a real overhaul and review.

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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809 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nice glass sided cafe overlooking the park and gallery gardens . Daily menu plus an amazing selection of delicious cakes all at sensible prices

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Thank Alan W
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Eaten here a few times now and have enjoyed each meal. Good quality wholesome soup, sandwiches, salads, cakes and soya hot chocolate. The queue ordering at the counter is slow but the service is friendly.

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Thank juliethetraveller123
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Whitworth Gallery is an amazing space, and the cafe is a worthy addition. We only stopped by for tea and coffee as the kitchen was closing, so can't comment on the full menu. Maybe because there was a large and quite noisy party of parents and toddlers, the staff seemed a bit stressed out - not sure we got... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went to visit the gallery, but it was not to our taste. However the restaurant is an absolute treasure!! We had lunch there in January. The restaurant itself is fully glass sided and even in January was a pleasure to be in. The staff were friendly but informal, just as they should be. The layout of the servicing area was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We waited for one hour for two sandwiches, There was clearly a problem in the kitchen but no one told us until we asked (after 45 mins of waiting). After everything, the food (fast food really as we ordered sandwiches) was not that great. It is a shame because the room and views are stunning, but the lunch experience left... More 

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Thank Mindelense
Blackpool
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

we want a lunch before going round the Whitworth Art Gallery. The cafe is very modern Imagine a glass walled pier going into Whitworth Park. There is a good choice of menu; not the cheapest, but the quality of the food is excellent, and all prepared to order, so expect a bit of a wait. My wife had a combination... More 

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is an unexpected find, in the Art Gallery of the University, but it is a really lovely venue. As we visited in the summer, the surrounding park/gardens were in hibernation, but it must be really beautiful in the summer, so long as the totally glazed design does not get too hot. The food was delicious and well-priced, but certainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitworth Art Gallery Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 275 7497

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