Manchester Jewish Museum Cafe has been recognised as ‘Cafe or Restaurant of the Year’ at this year’s Museums & Heritage Awards.

The cafe opened last year following a two-year, £6m redevelopment and extension of the museum. Serving a menu of contemporary ‘kosher-style’ vegetarian dishes, the cafe champions both local produce and authentic Jewish ingredients all of which have been shaped by three principles of Jewish food: evolving recipes, meals to nourish and sustain, and dishes that bring people together.

The cafe also offers a seasonal menu surrounding Jewish holidays. One of the latest menu additions was the Not Quite Traditional ‘Chicken’ Soup, a hearty vegetarian broth with oyster mushrooms and Matzo balls.

Cafe Team Leader Joe Davey said: ‘It feels great to get recognition at such an important event like the Museums & Heritage Awards. Being voted the café of the year proves that we are on the right track, interpreting the traditions in a playful but respectful way. It’s a great success of the whole team, including Rachel who’s put together the menu and the fantastic work of all our volunteers”.

The cafe is open seven days a week from 10am-4pm.

Mon 16 May, Manchester Jewish Museum,
190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LW
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 16 May 2022