Stuck for lunch on the docks?

The closure of Booths has left many lost in the search for food in Salford Quays.

Whether it’s a meal deal or some hot food, we thought we’d help in finding your best option for a bite.

Here are just some of our favorites for lunch:

Chapati Café

If you fancy a curry then this is the options of you. With different, fresh homestyle curries on the menu every day, including vegan options, there is something for everybody’s taste buds. And all at a reasonable price. Located near Costa it is a great choice if you aren’t looking to go far.

Sainsbury’s Local

For those looking for a meal deal, this has become the obvious choice. While the options may not be as broad as its competitors, at just £3 for a main, drink, and snack it is hard to complain. And located under X1 it is on Media City’s doorstep.

Penelope’s Deli

If you’re looking for something a little more artisanal, this could be one for you.  The ‘little sister’ of Penelope’s Kitchen won’t break the bank either, with a cheese toastie only setting you back £2.50. It is open from 8am to 4pm daily and located in the dock10 building it is one of the most convenient options.

Pret a Manger

One of the more popular options available, hence the daily lunch queue. Again, convenient but at roughly £4 for a sandwich it is one of the pricier choices. Despite the prices, you know what you are getting will be good, perhaps the reason it is so popular.


On the topic of price, Nando’s unsurprisingly tops the list. But despite this it is a popular option for those wanting a hot lunch. It is a solid choice if you don’t mind the walk across the bridge the Lowry Centre and if you have somewhere you can eat it. The return of the sunset burger only makes it a more attractive option.

Nando’s meal – Credit: 


It might be a 15 minute walk away, but the promise of the nation’s best value meal deal still draws in punters from Media City. Probably those who are too passionate about meal deals to change to Sainsbury’s. But if you’re looking for a walk that will burn off the calories you’ll consume then the classic £3 deal perhaps the best option for you.

The Dockyard

If its a pint with your lunch, then look no further. Dockyard boasts a wide food and drink menu where there is something for everybody. With outdoor seating under cover it is somewhere you can stop for lunch. But this comes at a premium as it is one of the slightly more expensive options on the list, with a pint setting you back at least £4.

General Stores

Having recently opened, the store has everything you could need. Even with its own burger bar. Although there is currently no meal deal options, you can still build a lunch for a reasonable price and grab some extras for later.

Which is your favourite?


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