From hearty breakfasts to light lunches, take a look at our list of lunch hotspots for seniors in Salford and surrounding areas.
We recently asked our Care Professionals to let us know their favourite cafés and tearooms to take their clients to within the Salford area. There were several contenders, but we’ve managed to whittle it down to a final five. Whether you’re based in Walkden, Little Hulton or perhaps you’re in the heart of Salford itself, these five tasty hidden treasures are all within travelling distance if you’re located within the Manchester area. From homemade bacon butties to fancy coffee art and cake, these inviting establishments are the perfect spot for seniors this summer.
As many of you already know, Marks and Spencer is a reputable British retailer, where quality, cleanliness and high-quality service is guaranteed. Whether you are in the mood for a light breakfast, a hearty lunch, or simply a coffee and a slice of cake, M&S has a menu jam-packed with tasty dishes and snacks. From post-shopping indulgence to a quick coffee, M&S offers a comfortable and welcoming environment to relax in, with well-lit interiors and attentive staff that make for a pleasant dining experience. The creditable institution provides an enjoyable experience all-round, whether you’re there to browse or for a well-deserved reward after an exhausting shop! There are plenty of M&S Café’s in Manchester, including Trafford Centre, Walkden Retail Park and Salford Royal Hospital.
You can find your nearest M&S Café here.
Originally due to open in the spring of 2020, RHS Bridgewater, an expansive botanic garden located in Worsley, finally opened its doors to the public (well, gardens!) in 2021, following the unexpected disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The 154-acre gardens became a homely hub for Salfordians and Mancunians alike as soon as the gates opened, and, it has since provided thousands upon thousands of people with a place to rest, revitalise and recharge amongst world-class, horticultural surroundings. The popular café is located in the Welcome Building, nestled between their gloriously stocked shop and a mesmerising view of the gardens. The café can be visited without needing to pay for entry to the entirety of the gardens, offering a day out without breaking the bank. The beautifully constructed building holds a rustic charm alongside its modern elements, allowing it to effortlessly blend in amongst the gardens.
The food on offer is prepared using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which creates a balance of healthy yet heart-warming options on the menu. Many ingredients are sourced from the gardens themselves, which adds the reassuring guarantee of authentic, fresh food. From hot meals to lighter lunches to picnic packs, RHS Bridgewater offer an impressive range of food and drinks, ensuring there is a dish for all tastes. Due to its popularity, the café can get quite busy at times, but rest assured that it is large enough to accommodate you! The professional servers and staff endeavour to ensure that their customers have the best experience possible. So, be sure to keep the gardens in mind when you are next on the hunt for a delicious brunch destination or a beautiful spot for afternoon tea.
Food and flowers aside, RHS Bridgewater also offer a sanctuary for the community in their Wellbeing Community Garden. With health and wellbeing at its core, the innovative approach of social prescribing is an initiative offered by the gardens. Those who mental or physical health may positively benefit from horticultural activities are able to be referred by healthcare professionals to work with the Therapeutic Gardener at RHS Bridgwater. They also provide free wellbeing sessions for groups of people facing health issues, as well as carers and frontline healthcare workers.
For more information and events, head to the RHS Bridgewater website.
Hadfield’s Café, situated in Salford 6, is a hidden gem tucked away on the outskirts of Manchester. Upon entering the café, you will be greeted by welcoming staff who are always ready to assist you with your order. The menu boasts a wide range of homemade dishes, from classic British breakfasts to hearty soups and sandwiches, as well as plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. The café is also well-known for its delicious jacket potatoes, which are available with a variety of toppings. The café’s interior is charming and rustic, with exposed, brick walls and a collection of vintage decor. The cosy ambiance makes Hadfield’s Café the ideal spot to catch up with friends or to indulge in a homely breakfast. The outdoor seating area is also available for those who wish to soak up the sun over lunch during the summer months. If all these points were not already enough reason to give the café a visit, the prices at Hadfield’s are extremely reasonable, with the added bonus of a loyalty card system for regular customers. Hadfield’s Café is a hub for the local community, with great food, snug surroundings, and phenomenal service.
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If you’re looking for a peaceful and serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Casey’s Corner in Swinton, previously known as TranquliTea Cake & Tea Emporium, is the perfect destination. Nearby to the 19th century Worsley Methodist Church, the cosy haven is beautifully decorated with vintage teapots, floral wallpaper and elegant furniture. The tearoom may be small, but the teeny interior makes for a quiet getaway for some peace and quiet either alone or with friends. Alongside its tranquil atmosphere, the tearoom offers a range of delectable treats and a variety of teas that are sure to delight any tea-lovers! From classic English breakfast tea to more exotic blends like Moroccan Mint and Cherry Sencha, each cup is expertly prepared by the staff, who are always on hand to answers any questions or provide their customers with recommendations.
Another highlight of Casey’s Corner is their traditional afternoon tea. This includes delicate sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of cakes and pastries. It is served on a three-tier stand and comes with your choice of tea. With reasonable prices and exceptional food, the afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon with friends or loved ones. The tearoom also hosts various events throughout the year, including special tea-tasting sessions, seasonal menus and catering services for events and parties. With their impeccable service, a delightful selection of teas and treats, and a homely ambience, this tearoom is a must for anyone in Manchester.
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Broadoak Garden Centre has been a popular local haunt for appreciative garden-dwellers and potting-shed potterers for years. With the addition of the Conservatory Café, customers have even more reason to visit this charming garden centre. This Worsley garden centre has an impressive range of plants, gardening accessories and home decor items to browse through, and, perhaps, to treat yourself or that special somebody to. After all of that browsing, a post-shopping bite to eat is in order! The Conservatory Café, located within the garden centre, is a bright and airy space filled with natural light, providing the perfect setting for a relaxed meal or a catch-up with friends over coffee. Customers can soak up the warmth of the sun while enjoying the pleasant views of fresh flowers and botanical wares. The food is freshly prepared to order and includes breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and a selection of hot snacks. There is also a tempting selection of cakes and pastries for those seniors with a sweet tooth! Alongside their wide range of tasty treats and flourishing flowers, the café’s staff are always friendly, helpful and take great pride in providing excellent service to their customers. They are always on hand to offer recommendations and answer any questions that customers may have.
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