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The Modern Caterer

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Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, England
+44 161 275 7497
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 the food - dry, bland, overpriced. Our last visit, an attempt to make the most... More 

Thank emmerage
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 wheelchairs. Book advance for parties of more than 4 in my opinion. Fantastic bacon rolls... More 

Thank John G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 and relaxed approach, plenty of time to talk. Everyone enjoyed the food they ordered, and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 quality, so the quality and service have gone downhill. Needs a real overhaul and review.

Thank MrTravellot
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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815 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 parents and toddlers, the staff seemed a bit stressed out - not sure we got... More 

Thank Wharf N
St Helens, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went to visit the gallery, but it was not to our taste. However the restaurant is an absolute treasure!! We had lunch there in January. The restaurant itself is fully glass sided and even in January was a pleasure to be in. The staff were friendly but informal, just as they should be. The layout of the servicing area was... More 

Thank steve1211957
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We waited for one hour for two sandwiches, There was clearly a problem in the kitchen but no one told us until we asked (after 45 mins of waiting). After everything, the food (fast food really as we ordered sandwiches) was not that great. It is a shame because the room and views are stunning, but the lunch experience left... More 

Thank Mindelense

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?