Where to Eat
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.
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
Click here for other facilities within Central Manchester
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
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
The opening times are: Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and
Sunday 2.00 - 5.00 pm.
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
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
further details click here.
For further information click
here to take you to the Contact website.
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
The cafe is open before and after Wednesday Tours for hot and
cold drinks and light snacks. For further infomation click
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
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.