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The Modern Caterer at the Whitworth

Seasonal food served in the Whitworth’s spectacular new café in the trees

Food & Drink

The Whitworth Café

Our café is run by Chef and Director of The Modern Caterer, Peter Booth. The seasonal menu takes diners from breakfast through to evening meals, seven days a week. Peter has worked with us for over a decade and his understanding of our commitment to the environment is reflected in his menu: food is locally or ethically sourced from specialist suppliers.

Drop in for the perfect breakfast, or try Peter’s own granola recipe or sourdough. At lunchtime, warm salads vary from beetroot and goat’s curd to the first asparagus of spring. Afternoon tea (NB - booking essential!) features homemade cakes – including Peter’s legendary organic brownies – while every weekend sees an extensive breakfast, brunch and seasonal menu laid on.

Everything is served in our beautiful café and restaurant, a highlight of the Whitworth. Located in the elegant glass and stainless steel extension designed by MUMA, the café overlooks Whitworth Park and our strikingly designed art garden. With floor to ceiling windows, this is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, whatever the weather.

Please note when visiting the Whitworth Café, between 9-10am please use our Parkside entrance, off Denmark Road.

The Whitworth Café opening times:

Monday to Wednesday: 9am-5pm  
Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday to Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Cafe closure: Tuesday 21 November, all day

Please note that The Whitworth Café and upper promenade area will be closed all day on Tuesday 21 November, due to an external event booking.

During this time a selection of refreshments and snacks will be available from our pop-up Cafe in the gallery 10am - 4pm. The location of the cafe will be signposted.

We apologise for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause. The café will be open again from 10am - 4pm on Wednesday 22 November.



To book a table for Thursday Lates please contact The Modern Caterer directly on 0161 275 7511 or email Simon at:

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