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Where to Eat

Coffee Shop

There is now a brand new coffee shop in the main atrium of the new Saint Mary's Hospital selling a selection of sandwiches and snacks, as well as hot and cold drinks.

Local shops

A variety of cold sandwiches, fruit etc can be bought from local shops around the corner. The opening times are 7.00 am - 11.00 pm.

Click here for other facilities within Central Manchester Hospitals

Additional venues

Whitworth Art Gallery

The art gallery is found opposite the Manchester Royal Infirmary on Oxford Road; turn right at the bottom of Hathersage Road on to Oxford Road and approximately 230 metres (250 yards) on your left hand side.

Admission to the gallery is FREE. It has disabled access for people in wheelchairs and there is also a Coffee Shop inside that sells anything from a breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at reasonable prices.

The opening times are: Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and Sunday 2.00 - 5.00 pm.

Contact Lounge

Located in Contact, the building with the H-shaped turrets further up Oxford Road, Contact Lounge is a relaxed independent café. Food includes sandwiches, salads and a rotating menu of specials such as burritos, curries and pies. There is a selection of cakes baked on the premises as well as coffees, teas and a fully licenced bar.

Contact Lounge is open from 11.00 am until late Monday to Friday and serves food from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm.Contact Lounge is fully wheelchair accessible.  There are also lots of actvities and events. For further details click here.

For further information click here to take you to the Contact website.

Victoria Baths

Based on Hathersage Road off Upper Brook Street, the Victoria Baths cafe serves light lunches and delicious homemade cakes on Sunday Open Days as well as snacks, tea and coffee.

The cafe is open before and after Wednesday Tours for hot and cold drinks and light snacks. For further infomation click here.

'Curry Mile'

Rusholme is very well known as 'the Curry Mile'. There are approximately 80 restaurants and takeaways along this road. Some of the restaurants offer a lunch time menu, which is slightly cheaper than the evening menu but all at reasonable prices. Turn left at the bottom of Hathersage Road, onto Oxford Road continuing onto Wilmslow Road approximately 550 metres (600 yards) is the first restaurant.

China Town

Manchester is very well known for China Town. It is renowned for its excellent Chinese, South East Asian and Thai Restaurants. There are approximately 50 restaurants in the area alone. Again some of them offer a lunch time menu, which is slightly cheaper than the evening menu but all at reasonable prices.

Turn right at the bottom of Hathersage Road onto Oxford Road, approximately 1½ miles, turn right onto Portland Street approximately 550 metres (600 yards), then left onto Reyner Street. There are car parking facilities in and around the area.

There is also a Chinese restaurant within walking distance on Upper Brook Street, directions are on the hospital map. Please ask at the reception desk for a copy.