Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Saturday and Sunday – Closed
Available for private hire in the evening and weekends.
Located on the 1st floor of the Christie Building, University of Manchester
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Business Lunch
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Event Space
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About Christie's Bistro
Welcome to Christie’s Bistro – perhaps one of the University of Manchester’s most breath taking venues. Based in the old Science Library of Owens College, it still remains one of the institutions’, if not Manchester’s best hidden gem.
Christie’s is the perfect place to relax with friends and colleagues. We offer a chilled lounge area to sit and enjoy light bites, artisan coffees and cold drinks, or a more formal dining a la carte restaurant.
We have a range of food options available throughout the day.
• Breakfast / Brunch is available from 8am until 11.30am
• Lunch in our Lounge or Restaurant is served between 12noon and 3pm.
• Afternoon Tea is available between 2pm – 4pm.
The Bistro is also available for private bookings in the evening and at weekends. Please get in touch to discuss options for parties, weddings, and receptions.
Thank you for the most amazing and truly magnificent afternoon tea. It was a special treat for my mum and she loved it.The staff were wonderful, the food was delicious and it was a very memorable and special day t
Friendly warm and efficient service. Food is very good, on the rich side. We asked for some changes to the dishes and this was supplied to us with no fuss.
The service was painfully slow. We waited about 1 hour for food for two people! The duck was extra salty and was a dish of two pieces of meat with no accompaniments....Had to order a salad to make it eatable. Furthermore the service was not coordinated; we were served the coffee well before the cheese platter.
We enjoyed the afternoon tea which tasted very good, the chicken & smoked salmon sandwiches were particularly good, as were the scones, I would have liked the cakes to have been more of a showstopper to look at but the tarts did taste very nice. Staff were very friendly & helpful
A lovely place for a casual team meeting, and a great selection of quality teas!
Excellent, from booking all the way through to the bistro waiting staff. Can’t thank them enough
The food was nice (not spectacular, but nice), the staff were nice, but the food took a very long time to come. This is the second time I've eaten there, and it was the same the first time too. I'm seriously considering finding somewhere else to go for post-viva lunches, because it takes so long for food to arrive. I had to teach later in the afternoon, and we were waiting so long for food that I had to run to make what should have been a very easy fit.
Excellent service thank you! Sue
Excellent. Thank you
I love coming into Christies for Coffee or lunch but I didn't feel that the Festive Afternoon Tea was anywhere near as good as the normal food that you serve.
We had a lovely time here. the staff were friendly and the food was great.
We were disappointed that the traditional Turkey dinner was not available however, the food we ordered was delicious.
Everything was great, the only negative comment was it was a bit cold in the restaurant.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Dinner on Friday thank you so much
Excellent service from queries regarding our initial booking through various orders from breakfast to lunch. Very accommodating to our needs as it was useful for those helping with graduation ceremonies to have a base for refreshments before and after our ceremonies.
Had to take one star off due to trouble with lift. It was ok in the end but a worrying morning waiting for news, we had one guest in a wheelchair.
Staff members are very friendly and I am happy about services, but food can be better.
Thank you for being able to accommodate our large group and short notice.
Even more festive than previous years. Beautiful surroundings, great food & service. Excellent.
Our drinks weren't hot just luke warm but the food was lovely
booked on behalf of the Library's Head of Marketing, Communications and Customer Service for a staff drop-in session
Staff were accomodating but food took a little while. Some confusion over advanced food order, but generally good service.
we love the Bistro !
Lovely setting with excellent service