The relaxed and welcoming restaurant and indoor beer garden both celebrate the impressive architecture of the Royal Exchange’s Great Hall.
THE RIVALS CAFE will be open from 9.30am serving teas, coffees, homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches, salads and hot food alongside a full range of beers, cask ales, wines and soft drinks.
THE RIVALS RESTAURANT is open Monday - Saturday from 12 noon until midnight - serving lunch 12 noon – 3pm and dinner 5pm – 10pm (last orders in the kitchen at 9pm). To book a table, please call 0161 615 6666.
THE RIVALS BAR menu is available from 12 noon – 10pm. You can also order interval drinks - please speak to a member of bar staff before the show.
Royal Exchange Members get 10% off in The Rivals Bar and Restaurant. More information about becoming a member.
Official Brewery Partner - Robinsons Brewery
“CRACKING BRITISH-FOCUSED FOOD, SERVED IN A COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE, DELIVERED WITH SKILL AND IN HEARTY PROPORTIONS” Manchester Confidential
“THE RIVALS PUNCHES ABOVE ITS WEIGHT, AND DELIVERS SOME FANTASTIC FOOD AND DRINKS” ★★★★.5 Customer, TripAdvisor
"RELAXED...COOL DRINKING AND DINING" Cheshire Life
THE RIVALS is named after the very first production at the theatre back in 1976 and is run by Rupert Hill and Goska Langrish – 2 established names in the city’s eating and drinking culture.
Rupert is both a recognised stage and screen actor and co-owner of the successful venues The Castle Hotel, Gulliver’s, The Eagle Inn, Baker’s Vaults and part of the team who launched The Parlour – winner of the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best Sunday Lunch Award.
Goska Langrish has a long-established career in hospitality, both in Manchester and London, and was instrumental in the success of The Parlour.