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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our christmas lunch great setting, food, service and atmosphere, highly recommend
Prompt and excellent service
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Great speed and timing for receiving food. Really enjoyed meal.
My party of six persons all enjoyed the three-course meal, and the champagne! The staff were attentive and assisted with the gluten food I needed. All in all, an excellent experience after the graduation ceremony. I thank you all for making us very welcome.
Lovely Christmas lunch with colleagues. Food was of a good standard and decent portions. Little niggle of only 3 crackers on table for 10 but this was soon corrected by staff.
It's the perfect setting for an informal business meeting. Not the cheapest, but the coffee (and mini-stollen) are great.
Very nice food
We come for lunch once a year when we bring a group of students for the Christmas Medical Lecture. Lovely venue & great food. Our little treat.
Delicious food, lovely ambience.
We had a good lunch in lovely surroundings, making a group of young people from a local school feel welcome and relaxed.
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.