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Sculpture Hall Cafe - CLOSED

Town Hall Albert Square | Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB, England
+44 161 827 8767
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (38 reviews)
“eccles cake” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Town Hall Albert Square | Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB, England
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1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed January 2, 2018

Hearing that the Town Hall was closing for years very soon we took the opportunity of lunching in the café before closure. Glad we didn't go for the food as the portions were small (Lancs Hot Pots), almost cold and staff disinterested - guess the...More

Thank Foodange
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Sculpture Hall Cafe has great food and staff. We stopped by after christmas shopping for a quite bit to eat and even though we had no reservations the staff were able to find us space. We had the soup of the day which was broccoli....More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Nice room but they had given our tablet someone else however they laid another table. We had hotpot which was very good but could have doubled the portions. No sweet on the menu. Good service. We would go again.

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Took my mum for afternoon tea so the total cost was £30. We got stale bread, inedible fillings and stale scones. Truly awful and believe me I can eat anything! The only nice thing was the green looking cake, although rock hard it was tasty.......More

1  Thank Pillypolly
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Went with my friend - we were given the best seats in the cafe in between the sculpture heads. Champagne and afternoon tea was gorgeous as normal. Staff were very pleasant and although busy they attended to us quickly

Thank JennyI2
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Called in after morning in town, was looking for clean fresh salads and this place did not disappoint. Food was gorgeous, well served, great staff and beautifully presented....surroundings are just gorgeous....well worth a visit

Thank ajgater
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Unexpected find on my way from the John Rylands Library to the Manchester Art Gallery. A safe haven in the middle of the city. A glass of white wine and a sandwich for a bit less than 10£. A bargain for this classy environment.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place ! Only popped in for a quick coffee and scones but the architecture made me stay longer than planned 😊 Beautiful building inside and out ! Me and my friend had scones and coffee ! Stuff was very helpful and friendly...More

Thank lindyhale
Reviewed September 1, 2017

This cafe sits just inside the main entrance of Manchester Town Hall - you can try and walk in for a table but better to book in advance as it's very busy. The setting is undoubtedly lovely - sat under an old, gothic style ceiling...More

3  Thank LadyMooMcr
Reviewed August 31, 2017

My mistake was not checking the closing time, but it never occurred to me that a cafe serving afternoon tea would be closed on the dot of 4pm. Sadly we arrived at 3.30, there was one piece of cake left. The staff who greeted us...More

1  Thank JoannaManchester_UK
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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