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.
My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch yesterday and the service was excellent
Very helpful and excellent food service
David really looked after us xx and met the lovely Chef wonderful food from such a tiny kitchen xx Would like more choice on main menu xx Thank you xx
We had lunch in the lounge area and everything was perfect. Both myself and my friend thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be back.
The afternoon tea was beautiful, the staff were extremely helpful and we had a lovely evening!
Service was very goood and on time for a group reservation - that we did submit a pre order that also helped. Thank you!
The service and speed (when we tight on time) was great and didn't compromise on taste or quality in doing so. thank you to all the team.
Service excellent, only 4 stars for food and drink as I think there could be more choice, but what there is is excellent.
It is a nice place to have a coffee and cake or to eat a proper meal, although it can be very busy at lunchtimes. In my experience the only downside is that service can be a bit slow, so if you only have a short time for lunch it might not be the best place; if you have no time pressure, it's highly recommended. The food in the restaurant part is extremely good quality. Another positive is that, unlike most places these days, there is no intrusive background of banging music!
We are truly grateful to the staff and management of Christie's Bistro, who allowed a production team to use the bistro as a location for filming. We caused considerable disruption to a section of the restaurant, nevertheless the staff treated us with good grace and patience, assisting us with all of our questions and requests. Lunch was also superb, and served a team of 12 speedily at the time requested. Thank you, and highly recommended to all associates.
Booked for a graduation meal and got told there was a graduation special with a fixed price for 2 courses and a glass of prosecco. Never received any prosecco. And as the meal was paid for as a gift, by a relative, assume the fixed price was not honoured either. As it was a special day didn't want to start arguing, but it was a shame that the offer couldn't have been honoured.
I booked for refreshments for my team between graduation ceremonies. As always, very help helpful staff during the booking process and when ordering. Everyone was happy with the food, drinks and service. .
The atmosphere was great and food was delicious
Thanks for managing this booking a short notice and accommodating my requirements. Knowing that you will be flexible makes a big difference. You are a great asset to the university. A big thank you.
very nicely cooked and presented food.
Thank you very much for your services.
The food, presentation and service were wonderful.
Amazing service and beautiful food. Definitely one of the best meals and experiences I have had for a long while. Woukd highly recommended!
Thanks for the great food and special thanks to the waitress Valerie who was really helpful and cheerful. K
Very accommodating. thanks so much
Lovely old building
The venue is amazing, staff was brilliant and service was speedy. It's quite a formal venue so it's perfect for something a little more special.
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.