10am - 10:30pm every day
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
About Cafe Football National Football Museum
Here is where we capture the very essence of football in our menu and restaurant design... fun, relaxed dining influenced by the spirit of the game!
Football fans and foodies will appreciate a diverse, rounded menu with subtle nods to the beautiful game. We don't take ourselves too seriously but when it comes to the guest experience, we want every visitor to feel at home.
We take traditional produce and transform it, by hand, into something a bit different. It’s wholesome food, but not quite as you know it.
It was all inspired by good, honest food which brings people together, whether in the stands or at home.
We took this idea of wholesome food and turned it into something a bit special. Cafe Football is a unique restaurant that feeds a love of food and football.
Food is very expensive, even for the city centre. Food was very middle of the road. £11 for a pizza is expensive and I can get a perfect Neopolitan pizza for less than £7 within a mile of this restaurant. The bread on the toasties was just like supermarket bread- not what you’d expect given the price. The fillings were good and generous though. The chips were lovely. On arrival we waited round to be seated, but eventually gave up and went to the bar. The waitress looking after us was lovely, friendly and attentive. I think overall the restaurant relies on the football theme and captive museum audience to justify their pricing. Other museums such as the Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth and The Manchester Museum have cafes with great food and much better prices.
The service was appalling. The children had to wait 40mins for milkshakes. It took almost an hour for the food to arrive. The food was nice though. Staff were apologetic, but won't be going again.
The food in the cafe is unbelievable. I went with my children and the staff were absolutely brilliant with them. We have been a few times now and the lady serving us remembered us from the last time we were in. The boys enjoy the verity you have to off and love the bag of sweets option as a desert. The only thing I would say is the waiting on service could be quicker. I did and have in the past waited I feel too long to get another drink. But saying that it would not stop me coming again to eat and drink. Nice place to eat and enjoy a drink, good to take the kids, staff are really friendly and its clean and tidy. Keep up the good work.
Fantastic venue with great food. The best fish chips and mushy peas we’ve eaten for a very long time. Service with a smile was awesome too and as for the sweet shop..what a great idea, kids loved it 😊
The staff were very friendly and kind. It was very nice experiance specially I had two kids with me watchig the match. When I researved , they give the best table .Thank you for everything👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻.
Nice experience all round
So many things wrong. Disappointing.
6 of us spent the afternoon at Cafe Football Manchester on Saturday for lunch and watch the England v Sweden World Cup game. It was the first time we've visited and it was a great experience. The food was good and the service, on a busy afternoon, was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and our waitress, a young Northern Irish lady who's name I didn't catch, looked after us well.
Really good venue and not too crowded to watch the game. Excellent that we had our own tv to watch whilst at our table and really good food and service.
Great table with a good view of the match and we were well looked after. Many thanks.
Everything great apart from the chicken wings,which were spicey but lacked flavour. Superb waitress
Ideal place to catch a match before a gig at the arena. We had tickets for a gig on the same night as an England World Cup match, and this was the perfect solution to get something to eat before the gig and also catch the football, conveniently close to the arena. The pre-show deal (available if you have tickets for a show at the arena) made it very good value; we'd come here to eat before a show again, even if there wasn't a big match on. Food was good and portions were generous. The waiter was apologetic for slow service but to be honest we thought it was absolutely fine considering it was a busy night with a big match - we had the whole duration of the match to eat and drink so there was no rush!
Has a really good night watching England v Belgium. Requested to reserve a table near a screen which was excellent. Right opposite one! Food and service very good.
I think there was clearly a huge problem with the staffing levels for a such a busy night. While our waiter was really nice it was clearly obvious that he needed some support. He was running round trying to deliver kitchen orders, clear tables and get drinks from the bar. He was very apologetic for the delays but as we were in no rush we told him not to worry as we could see it was a little chaotic. You needed at least another 3 members of staff to deal with the numbers but, we had great food and enjoyed our night. I'm not sure others would quite as understanding ☺
Great place. A fantastic place for football fans in a quality environment. The staff are brilliant.
It was my first visit but I'll definitely be back 👍
It was good service and lovely food. I'll be happy to visit again.
Staff friendly and helpful once we got their attention. Staff looked busy and over worked.
Staff were all excellent from waiting staff to chefs. They were genuine, friendly, welcoming and efficient. Food and drinks were also of an excellent standard. We would definitely recommend.
Excellent service. Loved the waiter with the ginger beard!! He was amazing !! Good absolutely gorgeous too. We all had a lovely family meal. Lovely atmosphere. And nothing was too much trouble.
Please change your scampi supplier it was very poor quality for the price
Had a lovely family day Thank you 😊
The food was great a lot better than I expected, it was just a bit quiet but it was a Wednesday tea time. I would Defo eat her again. I had the protein chicken dish with sweet potatoe and it was lovely. The ice cream sundaes were lovely but a little expensive as I have 3 children and it cat £6 each so next time I will get the children’s meals as the we’re very generous sized .
Lovely, friendly staff, gave us time to choose drinks and food. Food was reasonably priced. Nothing fancy, just good and plentiful. We got a good deal as we were going to an event at the MEN Arena...well worth it. Will definitely eat there again.
Our server was very helpful and friendly