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. A new pop-up dining experience lanches early November.
The Cotton Factory Bar is located within an impressive glass atrium, formerly a street, that knits together Whitworth Locke's three constituent buildings.
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.
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.