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

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