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 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
It was well organised and everything arrived on time, so very good service and excellent cakes. Would be good if tea was served from teapots rather than flasks. The students were impressed that this has been put on for them.
Fab service, friendly staff, lovely food, beautiful surroundings. Perfect for our lunch meeting!
i just cannot fault this restaurant/bar/cafe for its convenience, comfort and great service !
delightful as always in the Bistro, the Manager Adam is extremely helpful and cheerful
The staff are extremely hospitable, friendly and professional. Great hidden gem!
Catering staff and venue are fantastic and inviting.
Loved that vegan choccie and raspberry cake. Staff are always lovely and friendly!
The atmosphere was great and the service professional and friendly. Sandwiches and cakes were rather disappointing.
Unique location! Very special place
First visit, we will definitely return. I would have liked more vegetarian options but otherwise fantastic. We booked because the cafe in the town hall was closed. However, this was just as beautiful.
Reserving online worked well. Pleasant environment, comfortable, food good (very nice quiche); pity you can't put orders on a tab and pay just once; otherwise all fine.
Thank you for the lovely pre-ordered lunch! which is certainly of great help with timing. Dishes were well prepared and presented. The one of promotional discount applied certainly made the visit of great value.
Very helpful and accommodating staff
All was perfect thank you!
Lovely surroundings, great food, good service
Relaxing atmosphere and good food.
Our guest really liked the surroundings the Restaurant was situated in, the friendly staff, he also enjoyed the food and the ambience.
Very nice place near University of Manchester. The staff was excelent and olso the food.