Eating and Drinking

Located on Level 1 and close to the Main Exhibition Space, our WaterShard Café & Kitchen provides a welcome break and a chance to enjoy stunning views overlooking the quayside.  Whether you are popping in for a quick bite or you’re here for a full day, our team of chefs and friendly staff are ready to welcome you with a range of fresh and seasonal dishes inspired by the North West, prepared onsite daily.

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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