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.
A lovely lunch served in a peaceful venue , with good service .
Lovely surroundings and delicious food
Everything went really smoothly, staff were pleasent to others Thank you so much Regards Vicky Groves
Beside the slight confusion about a PO/Catering Form at the beginning all was well through out the booking time slot
Apple Parfait was such a delight
Fantastic Service for large pre-order breakfast
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.