Award winning chef Mary-Ellen McTague has taken over the kitchens of The Gallery Café at Manchester Art Gallery, provide locally sourced and delicious British eats reminiscent of her time as chef-patron at Aumbry. Promising to ‘revive the Breville toastie’ as well as offer other classic dishes such as quiche and Welsh Rarebit everything is made in house, including the bread and cured meats. McTague is incorporating her work with the Real Junk Food Project as the kids menu features nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste on a pay what you feel basis. The new Gallery Café incorporates more of the artwork from the main gallery, and a Victorian kitchen garden located at the front of the gallery provide some of the produce for the kitchen. A sample menu includes cheese from Settle’s leading Courtyard Dairy (supplier for Michelin star restaurants across the NW), Breville toasties made with black pudding, rhubarb ketchup, and Lancashire bomber cheese, as well as sandwiches and savouries such as home cured salt beef, old Winchester cheese, mustard and pickled cucumber, or Derbyshire oatcakes with fresh butter, potted cheese and home cured ham. Looking for the best in Manchester’s art collections with one of the city’s most talented foodies? Look no further.

Now open, The Gallery Cafe at Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888

Fri 16 Jun
John Stansfield
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Mon 26 Jun 2017