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The Modern Caterer

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7497
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible16%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few times in the past and the food has always been excellent. Tuesday lunchtime was quite busy (far busier than the gallery) but managed to get a table easy enough. The serving area is a bit odd and the queue builds quickly due...More

Thank sarahandted2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rain across the whole of northern England wrecked my plans which included a picnic but I'm certainly not complaining! Ended up at the Whitworth Gallery and lunch at The Modern Caterer. A warm welcome, and staff gave the impression that they loved the food on...More

Thank MimiatWi
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I live quite close to the gallery, and was keen to visit the new cafe after the revamp. The first visit was disappointing - badly burnt coffee, hideous queues. We waited a few months before trying again, and the second time we tried some of...More

Thank emmerage
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Lovely setting, great food, friendly staff, very serviceminded. We were a big group, the table was set and everything was really nice

Thank Stina O
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A delight amongst the trees. Lots of light with good food and menu choices. Do not be put off by the menu listing as the food is better than it seems on the menu. Fast and pleasant service. Well able to cater for kids and...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Greater Manchester Hazards Centre evening meal, postponed from the New Year. Workers, management committee and volunteers together - in a small voluntary sector organisation you don't often get the opportunity to meet up socially, so this was a great evening for all of us. Easy...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Slow, dull, overpriced, small portions, but with a nice setting and view that are publicly funded. What a shame! It seemed good at one point, and a lovely place to take visitors to Manchester. But it gets customers just because of the location, whatever the...More

Thank MrTravellot
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Nice glass sided cafe overlooking the park and gallery gardens . Daily menu plus an amazing selection of delicious cakes all at sensible prices

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Eaten here a few times now and have enjoyed each meal. Good quality wholesome soup, sandwiches, salads, cakes and soya hot chocolate. The queue ordering at the counter is slow but the service is friendly.

Thank juliethetraveller123
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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...More

Thank Wharf N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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