Manchester Art Gallery

Gallery Café

Welcome to the Gallery Cafe. With food sourced from local producers, 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.

Gallery Café opening times

10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday (until 9pm every first Wednesday of the month)
Monday 11am-5pm

Monday – Friday 11-11.30am
Tuesday – Sunday 10am-11.30am

Follow the café @MAGallerycafe

Sample breakfast menu

Served from 10am–11.30am

  • Ayrshire back bacon on oven bottom muffin, brown sauce and confit tomatoes £6
    add a free range fried egg £1.50
  • Bury black pudding or vegan pudding with free range fried egg and oven bottom muffin £7
  • Portobello mushroom, spinach and oven bottom muffin (vg) £5.50
    add a free range fried egg £1.50
  • Mature cheddar omelette (v/gf) £5
  • Toasted sourdough, whipped butter (v) £2.50
    add homemade jam or marmalade (vg) £1
  • Seasonal fruit and seed bircher pot (v) £5.50
  • Rolled oats with honey and toasted seeds (v) £5
  • Selection of homemade brioche available daily at the counter

Gluten free bread and gluten free porridge is also available

Sandwiches and toasties

Served 11.30am–3pm

  • Served on sourdough or gluten free bread
  • Home baked ham and pickle sandwich £6.50
  • Pastrami, Dijon mustard and gherkin sandwich £6.50
  • Mature cheddar and tomato pesto sandwich or toastie (v) £6.50
  • Red pepper houmous and grilled courgette sandwich or toastie (vg) £6.50
  • Home baked ham and mature cheddar toastie £6.50
  • Pastrami, smoked cheese and gherkin toastie £6.50
  • Add soup to any sandwich or toastie for £2.50

Please see also our pastry selection on the counter
All our breakfast sandwiches and toasties can be made on gluten free bread

Light meals, salads and sides

Served 11.30am – 3pm

  • Soup of the day (vg/gf) £5
    Served with sourdough bread & whipped butter
  • Handcrafted savoury tart served of the day (v) £6
  • Home cured mackerel, pickles, hung yoghurt and toasted sourdough £6
  • Chicken schnitzel, heritage potato, sauerkraut and dressed leaves £9
  • Confit celeriac, charred baby gem, pickled mooli and samphire (vg/gf) £8
  • Celery, apple, goats cheese, broad beans, hazelnuts (v/gf) £6/£9
  • Moroccan couscous, apricot, pomegranate, toasted seeds (vg) £6/£9
  • Heirloom tomato, cucumber, red onion, quinoa (vg/gf) £6/£9
  • Roast celeriac, grape, pecan, blue cheese (v/gf) £6/£9
  • Buttered seasonal vegetables (v) £3
  • Mash (v) £3
  • Sourdough bread and whipped butter (v) or rapeseed oil (vg) £2.50

Children’s menu

Served 11.30am – 3pm

  • Cheddar toastie £3
  • Home cured ham sandwich £3
  • Homemade beans on toast £3
    add a fried egg £1.50
  • Fresh soup served with bread £3
  • Penne pasta with pesto and cheese £4
  • Selection of mini treats available in our bakery counter from £1

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.

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.

Helping 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.

We’d love to hear what you think, too: @McrArtGallery #thegallerycafé

Visiting as part of a large group?

To guarantee lunch choices, coach parties and other large groups are advised to pre-book lunches.
Please talk to our catering manager Ross Twiname.

Tel: 0161 235 8835