Our spacious family friendly cafe (awarded the top 5 stars for hygiene and the prestigious food safety award) adjacent to the award winning Portland Basin Museum offers hot and cold drinks plus a wide range of home made and locally sourced cakes, hot food and sandwiches.
Our daily specials menu offers even more choice.

There is free parking available.

Group bookings;

We are happy to cater for groups, please let us know that you are visiting if there are more than 8 in your group.
Many groups visit us for tea, coffee and morning pastries on arrival before spending a few hours in the Museum. Whilst your group explores the museum and surrounding canalside we prepare your preordered lunch fr your groups return. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

If time is short for your visit, it is better to arrange things in advance so we can speed things along.

Buffets and outside catering is available. - Contact us to discuss your buffet requirements.

Functions or meetings

Our venue is a delightful alternative. Comfortable surroundings; a quiet relaxed environment with great views of the canal from the private wharf. A great venue for your special occasion or meeting.

Call in for one of our freshly ground speciality coffees, an espresso, cappuccino, latte or mocha; a pot of our fine tea, or even one of our special cream teas or afternoon teas?

Espresso, Capuccino, latte or Americano. Great tasting fresh coffee.
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Bridge View Cafe

5 star hygiene rating. Room showing formal setting for an evening function.
Boat trips are available.
Tameside Canal Boat Trust and the East Manchester Community Boat Project both operate from Portland Basin