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Food & Drink at the Whitworth

Local, seasonal food served at the Whitworth Café

Food & Drink at the Whitworth

We look forward to welcoming you to the Whitworth Café, where the food and drink are lovingly made by our in-house café, showcasing the best of local and seasonal produce, as well as some tempting treats for you to enjoy during a visit to the gallery.

About the Whitworth Cafe

Our café is run by the University’s Hospitality team, who offer exceptional hospitality, superb food, and exciting menus for a range of venues, events, and meetings across the University campus.

The café delivers high-quality food to enhance a visit to the gallery. The menus at the café aim to showcase fresh local and seasonal produce from around the Manchester and northwest area. With a focus on using ethically sourced ingredients from specialist suppliers who commit to environmental and social responsibility.

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.

Universally Manchester Festival & Whitworth Carnival
6-9 June | 
Walk-ins only
Our popular Café is operating on a walk-in basis only during The University of Manchester's Bicentenary Festival on 6 to 9 June, meaning you don’t need a reservation on these dates. Just turn up on the day, and the team will do their best to accommodate you. In good weather, additional outdoor seating is available on the Cafe Terrace overlooking the park.

Useful links

The Whitworth Café Website

The Whitworth Café on Instagram

The Whitworth Café on Facebook

Online – Table Reservation system