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Sculpture Hall Cafe

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Town Hall Albert Square | Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB, England
+44 161 827 8767
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sculpture Hall Cafe is in the Manchester town hall building. A great place to have afternoon or lunch. The setting is great and the service was good.

Thank Tim T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous place to enjoy a cup of tea and cake. Afternoon tea looked amazing, you need to book. The cakes were amazing, lovely big pots of tea, superb service and very reasonable.

Thank Lynne F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Firstly you need to book. Secondly beautiful quintessential Gothic designer surroundings in the town hall. Thirdly excellent attentive without being in your face. Fourthly and importantly the food. If tes, perfection. I can recommend both the meat and vegetarian hotpots. The cakes are simply divine. The tea is so tasty too. The prices are unbelievably reasonable. Our waitress Gabrielle was... More 

Thank QueenOfSparkles
County Kerry, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Had afternoon tea on Tuesday this week....it was served with great style.......delicious finger sandwiches, chocolate cake and pistachio and almond cake.........this is one for an experience....not if you're really hungry..... we had been passing through the Town Hall when we were really attracted by the sight of Afternoon Tea being served. For me though the actual tea itself wasn't great... More 

Thank 1956Anne
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I visited with a friend for the third time this year.On the three occasions,we have had afternoon tea.The first time ,last May,was excellent;not quite so good in November,and very poor yesterday.The sandwiches were at best ordinary,the savoury additions were miniscule and unmemorable....and the scones and cakes were stale. The service,as always was really good and the surroundings are beautiful and... More 

1 Thank paulineandstuart
2 reviews
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Such a beautiful building with lovely architecture. The food has good and different compered to the regular afternoon tea with the best prices in Manchester, we has the champagne one for £20 each. RECOMMENDED!!!

Thank DanielDO18
Manchester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Fantastic building and lovely staff but to be honest it's hard to see how they justify the price for the amount of food you get. Very little filling in sandwiches and very small scone! The surroundings are first class but unfortunately the food lets it down.

Thank 187069Naga_28
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Lovely little café in the city town hall. Such a classic building and a great environment to enjoy a nice lunch or coffee. The service matches the excellent surroundings and the food is delicious. If you are visiting Manchester it’s worth popping into for a bite to eat or if you are from Manchester and never been in the town... More 

1 Thank Davevaughan1983
Greater Manchester, England
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Went for afternoon tea with a friend, the building is beautiful and adds to the ambience. We were greeted by a very pleasant waitress and escorted to a table boasting plush Victorian style leather armchairs. The food was excellent and they were happy to substitute any sandwich fillings we didn't like. A very pleasant experience on a wet Tuesday afternoon.

Thank crissy1854
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

My girlfriend and I have visited this cafe three times now. The first time was on the first day of the Christmas market in November. Although busy, we were quickly seated by attentive staff and had a hot lunch. The second time was in January where again we had excellent lunch. Then this February, visited for afternoon tea, having seen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Hall Albert Square | Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 827 8767
Enjoy lunch, brunch or afternoon tea at the Sculpture Hall Cafe, open Monday - Friday 9am until 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am until 4pm.

Please note: The Sculpture Hall Cafe will be closed from 24th December 2016 - 3rd January 2017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?