Box on the Docks - Opening 24th July

A unique outdoor dining experience. A piece of impactful public art.
Welcome to Box on the Docks.

30 ‘boxes’ outside of MediaCity’s restaurants. Winding through the gardens and along the waterfront. Self-contained dining pods taking the form of sheds and greenhouses, decorated by Salford-based artists and creatives.

We will still be welcoming guests this weekend who have booked one of our ‘Boxes’ at MediaCityUK. But, in line with new Government guidelines in the North West, if you are not from the same household or in a support bubble and have a booking in a Box within the next week, we kindly request that you please contact the restaurant you booked with directly.

Book a Box at MediaCity’s local who will be serving craft beer, fine wines and good quality pub food and experience a UV installation by Salford Art Graduate Joe Beedles, or a journey through Salford and Manchester’s musical heritage by MediaCity based design agency Carbon Creative. Click here to book your reservation.
The Dockyard are now serving cocktails from their outdoor bar so if you haven’t booked a Dockyard box you can grab a socially distanced deck chair! Click here to book a box:

Sip The Alchemist’s signature theatrical cocktails on the waterfront in sheds and greenhouses designed by three local artists. Salford based outdoor arts experts, Walk The Plank have crafted nautical themed boxes based on the history of the docks; Quays Culture have created a neon spectacle and independent artists Kieran Leach and Sam Frost who have created an edgy graffiti pod. Call 0161 872 7396 to book. NB: The Alchemist will initially be serving cocktails only.

Enjoy an award-winning coffee in a box designed by creative collective Manchester Street Poem or multidisciplinary artist Tasha Whittle. Grindsmith will operate their Boxes on a first come first served basis, so come down to MediaCity and grab a coffee, sandwich, ice cream or smoothie from their VW camper van.

The plant based eatery are delighted to announce the opening of their 3rd site at MediaCityUK. Book your box now and enjoy favourites such as the Peanut Butter & Sweet Potato Dhaal and 1/4lb Cheezeburger along with a selection of natural wines, beers by First Chop and fresh juices pressed to order whilst enjoying the work of Islington Mill based artists Rivca Rubin, Jack McConnell and Sally Gifford.
Click here to book a Box.

The Botanist are opening seven ‘Boxes’ from Friday 7th August when you can enjoy their home comforts, cocktail favourites and famous hanging kebabs. Book now by clicking here: https://thebotanist.

Wagamama will be re-opening their MediaCity restaurant on Monday 10th August. Their Boxes will operate on a first come first served basis so head down to try some of their delicious Asian-inspired food.

Now offering FREE CAR PARKING at Quayside, MediaCity.
Here’s how to claim your free parking at the Quayside Multi Storey Car Park:

  • Before 5pm, you can simply go to the information desk to validate your ticket by completing a quick survey and/or by showing a receipt from a participating restaurant.
  • After 5pm, we ask you to request an exit ticket from the restaurant to use when leaving the Quayside car park.

Be the first to find out more:
Sign up for email updates, news and events.

Thank you for registering

Follow us on social media to keep up to date:

Safe. Spacious. Secure.

Safe: Our operational and risk assessment procedures are second to none. We pride ourselves on them.

Spacious: At MediaCityUK, we have plenty of space for social distancing and still soaking up the atmosphere whilst enjoying the waterside views.

Secure: Our on-site team are friendly, professional and keep us all secure.

Download our Safe Spacious Secure Manifesto