Eating and Drinking


Our WaterShard Café & Kitchen offers an excellent fresh, locally sourced menu, combined with stunning views overlooking the quayside.

Our milk is from dairy herds in Chorley, fish from Fleetwood and we only use the finest meat from Bury in our signature sausage rolls. Sit and relax with a homemade Eccles Cake and cup of fair-trade coffee, or treat yourself with a pack of Lancashire Crisps and a bottle of Joseph Holt Manchester Beer.

For those on a family day out, the WaterShard Café & Kitchen has healthy child friendly options available, including a Children’s Deli Counter. Baby food warming facilities are also provided free of charge.

We can also cater for special dietary requests, please speak to a member of the catering team on arrival.

The WaterShard Café & Kitchen is available for private hire and events. To find out more, please call 0161 836 4032.

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