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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, try Peter's own granola recipe or local bakers Trove's organic bread.
At lunch time expect new season produce turned into tasty market salads.
Afternoon tea (booking essential) features homemade cakes – including Peter’s legendary 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.

Bookings and all event enquires please email:

Cafe opening times are identical to the gallery
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

(Monday to Tuesday, the gallery and cafe will be closed)

You no longer need to pre-book tickets to visit the gallery and cafe and can just turn up on the day.

Our Cafe is operating a walk-in service and is open during the gallery's opening hours. Capacity is limited so please expect a waiting period.

The Café will be operating table service and has reduced its capacity. It will be offering a take-away service. For health and safety reasons, all transactions must be by card only until further notice.

Please note that currently, the cafe is unable to accept bookings. However, we shall always do our utmost to accommodate you upon arrival.

Spring Menu
Pared-back, simple, vegetarian, and plant-based menu

Market salads
Freshly made soup of the day
Handmade sandwiches
Homemade cakes & bakes
Daily specials / special offers
Organic fruit juices
Loose-leaf tea
Artisan coffee 

NHS discount 10%

More information and FAQ to help plan your visit

When you visit the Whitworth Café, please use our Parkside entrance, off Denmark Road.

In 2021 the Whitworth's regular opening times continue to be Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

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