Manchester Art Gallery

Gallery Café

Chef Mary-Ellen McTague brings a whole new outlook to our café

The great British toastie revival starts here

Good food, made well. The return of the Breville toastie, Bury black pudding, bread and pastries baked on site, Derbyshire oatcakes and Manchester tarts – this summer, we welcome a new chef and a whole new outlook to our café.

Mary-Ellen McTague, best known for her award-winning restaurant, Aumbry, reopened the Gallery Café on 16 June. Sourcing from local producers, with a kitchen garden out front and everything made every day, from scratch, it’s a fresh approach from the gallery, and good food for you.

Real Junk Food Manchester

We believe that good food should be available to everyone. We work with Real Junk Food Manchester to offer a pay-as-you-feel menu for children – delicious, healthy meals that are affordable for families.

Helping make family visits that bit easier

Why pay as you feel? Manchester Art Gallery is for everyone, a civic space in the heart of the city that’s open to all. But we know that families often struggle with the cost of eating out. By sourcing ingredients from Real Junk Food Manchester we can help make family visits that bit easier.

If you are visiting the café with children you’re welcome to order meals from our children’s menu. Simply pay what you feel at the till or by using the donation box in the kitchen.

Like the idea? Help us deliver pay-as-you-feel meals by making a donation during your next visit. Every penny goes towards supporting this project.

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester is a not-for-profit community interest company.

Gallery Café opening times

9am-5pm Monday-Friday (until 9pm Thursdays)
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Monday – Friday 9-11.30am
Saturday and Sunday 10am-11.30am

Follow the café @MAGallerycafe