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The Modern Caterer

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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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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Wharf N
St Helens, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank steve1211957
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Roonmeisters
Sevenoaks, Kent
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank johnbrig
Manchester
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I love the cafe at the Whitworth gallery ("The Modern Caterer"). The gallery is great, and the cafe is in this amazing all-window glass hall surrounded by trees in Whitworth park. Perhaps the most beautiful and peaceful public space in Manchester. I work at the university just up the road and come here about once a week, either for lunch... More 

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Thank edbP7140FG
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Whitworth Cafe has one of the best settings in Manchester. Amazing architecture and amazing food to match. Was really pleased with my meal. Had a market salad which was very hearty and incredibly tasty. The service was great too.

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Thank Netty8888
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a late breakfast here on a Sunday and the pancakes were fantastic! The coffee was a quite weak however, but overall a nice breakfast and a lovely view across the park

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Thank Francesca2267
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited with a friend and ordered mackerel pate, as I love it!! I couldn't believe it when I tasted the mackerel pate as it was literally jut cream with a hint of mackerel in it. It tasted vile. The rye bread was supposed to be toasted as it states on the menu. I sent the waiter back after receiving... More 

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Thank Alison G
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The refurbished and extended Whitworth Gallery is glorious - from being dark, drab and dreary previously to light, open, spacious with fantastic glass walls and open views of the park, which the restaurant also benefits from. I'd looked forward to the restaurant for ages but never actually experienced it until today. And, to be honest, I probably won't again until... 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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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