From cocktails to coffee, plant-based eats to afternoon-tea treats, quick snacks to long lunches . . . The Royal Exchange Manchester caters for all tastes.

For the best coffee in town

Offering a wide range of hand-crafted coffees, served by expert baristas, Michaels coffeehouse in the Arcade is a fantastic place to meet up with friends, to re-charge your batteries, or to a grab a caffeine fix when you’re on the go. If you fancy something extra while you’re there, Michaels also has a host of delicious homemade goodies such as cakes, sandwiches and soups.

For everything ‘free-from’

The Remedy Kitchen, formerly 3Squared café, is Manchester’s first, and only, free-from café, serving healthy, delicious all-day breakfast, brunch, lunch, desserts and a wide range of speciality drinks. They offer table service, take-away and grab and go, so that you can fill-up on flavoursome and nutritious creations in whatever way suits your day.

For Afternoon Tea 

Tucked away on Old Bank Street, Annies is a wonderfully cosy tearoom, perfect for an indulgent Afternoon Tea with friends and family, and if you venture downstairs you’ll find a surprisingly spacious but equally as cosy restaurant and bar area. For a limited time, Annies is offering a ‘Gin Afternoon Tea’, that comes with I Love Manchester’s pink strawberry gin, and is priced at £24.95 per person.

For vegan delights

If you are yet to visit Vertigo, on Cross Street, then you really do need to head there soon. The plant-based eatery is open from 7.30am until late seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The menus are filled with incredible vegan dishes, such as matcha smoothie bowls, beetroot bourguignon, and macaroni cheeze.

For a fun atmosphere and fantastic food

With mouth-watering signature grills, sharing drinks, and a great kids menu, TGI Fridays combines delicious food with colourful cocktails and an extra-large helping of positive vibes!  Fab for celebrations, catch-ups and all-round good times with family and friends.

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