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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:

The Whitworth Café opening times:

Monday to Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday to Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm
Bank Holiday Monday 6 May: 10am-5pm

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

Please refer to our seasonal opening times for 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.

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