The Whim Wham Cafe


The Whim Wham Cafe has now closed.

Nestled snugly in one of Whitworth Street's railway arches, just along from Gorilla, The Whim Wham Cafe is an “Epicurean Eatery and Gin Saloon” offering up traditional British food-fare and a thoughtfully stocked bar, with such delights as premium British bottled beers, unique and classic cocktails with of course… a whole heap of gin.

As soon as you enter The Whim Wham Cafe you'll feel like you've stepped back in time - leaving the bustle of Manchester nightlife behind and entering into a world of 1930s glamour and sophistication, where vintage decor and old fashioned service combine with top quality food and drink to create one of the city's finest drinking and dining experiences. Open for lunch, dinner, coffee and evening drinks including their slap up selection of cocktail creations, The Whim Wham Café really delivers on all levels.

Entertainment-wise, The Whim Wham Cafe also likes to set the bar high. Boasting regular burlesque, live music performances and late night entertainment continuing the party late into the night at weekends, Whim Wham Cafe host an eclectic range of events for the vintage orientated and party hearty alike. 


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • London - Christmas Lunch, London - Christmas Dinner, London - Private Hire
  • None
  • Smart casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - - Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 17:00 0:00
Wednesday 17:00 0:00
Thursday 17:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 14:00 21:00



The Whim Wham Cafe, Arch 64,, Whitworth Street West, M1 5WQ


Oxford Road


  • A word from the chef:

    From darling pies and 'Sausage Wednesdays' to home-made ice cream, Whim Wham Cafe boast a thoroughly traditional, and an ever so hearty British menu of affordable chow. Try their braised pork belly at £13.25.

Customer Reviews (6)

Our Review

The Whim Wham Cafe Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

The Whim Wham Cafe Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

The Whim Wham Cafe has now closed. If you remember when all this were fields, like to view life through a sepia lens and enjoy the occasional waxed moustache, then The Whim Wham Cafe is for you. This nostalgic gin saloon has spent the last year quietly settling into its Whitworth Street home since it…