Named after the mill it calls home, The Cotton Factory hosts a series of pop-up dining experiences, showcasing cuisine from all over the globe in collaboration with up and coming new food traders. Designed as a sociable community space, at the heart of the Manchester restaurant is an open kitchen that allows diners to watch as their food is being cooked. The flexible open plan seating area features a range of booths, benches, or private dining.
The first residency at The Cotton Factory, Mexican food specialists El Camino will be serving up their signature tacos and tequila, as well as a bespoke menu that is designed to be shared.
An existing Manchester institution, The Foundation Coffee House partners with Whitworth Locke to create one of Manchester’s only third wave coffee destinations. From the quality of the coffee and healthy food options to the design-led interiors to the social programme, Foundation is an eco-system in its own right providing our guests and the locals a destination to work and play in, all hours of the day.
The design led interiors form the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Industrial touches like classic white tiling, exposed light bulbs and a bar decorated with old pipes have all been balanced by slick, modern furniture.
The Conservatory is your secret neighbourhood hang-out, with a touch of chic and a large measure of everything else. The bar is located within an impressive glass atrium, formerly a street, that knits together Whitworth Locke's three constituent buildings. Hosting a regular calendar of exclusive events, all delivered with passion and energy, there is a constant and evolving host of happenings and everyone is welcomed.
The Conservatory’s menu showcases hand-selected wines, craft beer and a list of innovative and classic cocktails crafted with passion.
We understand that sometimes there's nothing more comforting than a home-cooked meal - from preparing dill-infused bulgar and Turkish lamb with help from Gousto or Abel & Cole, to picking up a simple but tasty Piri Piri chicken from the local grocer.
For those hoping to set free their gastronomic talent, you can also head to one of Manchester's many international supermarkets or organic food shops. Our Locke fully fitted kitchen has all you need to release your inner chef, whether it's for yourself or if you are inviting a few friends over.