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26 Aug, 2009

Red Café

Posted by: Wen Ching In: United Kingdom|Western Food

The second morning in Manchester, we seek for directions from the reception and took a tram from St Peter’s Square to Old Trafford, the infamous football stadium which is the home to the Premier League club Manchester United.

A tram at St Peter’s Square.

After a short ride we arrived at the Old Trafford tram station. It takes about 10 minutes walk from the tram station and here we are, in front of the Old Trafford East Stand, where the United Trinity statue stood proudly in front of us.

Tickets to visit the stadium and the museum are priced at £11.74 for an adult while tickets for students are priced at £7.83. The stadium tour lasted for about an hour, with a tour guide explaining each and every corner of the stadium and the history to us. Honestly, both of us are no football fans, but the tour was interesting.

Up to 76,212 spectators can be seated in this stadium. Old Trafford has the second largest capacity in the English football stadium after the Wembley Stadium.

After the tour at the stadium, we visited the museum where the history of the club and various trophies can be seen.

A section displaying and introducing Christiano Ronaldo. Not a big fan of him though.

Besides the museum tour, we also visited the Megastore, arguably the largest store devoted to football.

We were quite surprised to find so many Malaysians in Old Trafford, in the store, in the museum and even in our tour, where there are only about 20 persons per tour.

These counters will be opened during match days to avoid the long queue.

Goodies that we bought from the store. Jerserys, t-shirts, key chains and a lucky bag.

Feeling a little hungry, we went to the Red Café to grab a bite. The café is located at the third floor of the North Stand at Old Trafford, right across the entrance to the museum. There are televisions constantly showing non-stop Manchester United action and even the chairs are labeled with names and numbers of the football players. Guess it’s heaven for football fans!

Not feeling hungry, we only got ourselves a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT) and a mineral water at the total of £5. The sandwich was fresh and good, generously filled with small strips of bacon. Instead of the food, it was the tissue which caught our attention. It was printed with the Manchester United logo and the tissue was so thick and nice. Besides sandwiches, the Red Café features a variety of light snacks, main courses, pastas, side dishes, desserts and beverages. More information about their menu and restaurant can be found here.

On the way back to the tram station, we noticed a huge crowd queuing up in front of the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. It was when we came home and read that the Take That summer concert was held on that day. Fortunately we avoided the heavy traffic and went back to St Peter’s Square easily.

Restaurant Information
Manchester United Football Club,
Old Trafford,
Manchester M16 0RA,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 01618688303

15 Responses to "Red Café"

1 | ed.inc

August 26th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

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aiya!
help me buy somethg from there lah!
haha..seem very nice wor…
the jersey lah…
看到都流口水啊!
哈哈////

2 | Selba

August 26th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

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Wow! That's so cool to be at the MU stadium.

3 | Wilson Ng

August 26th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

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i'm a liverpool fan…. 😛

4 | ai wei

August 27th, 2009 at 1:21 am

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finally there is an update. what took you gys so long???

not a fan of them too. but it would be nice to tour around and listen to their stories behind :)

5 | Big Boys Oven

August 27th, 2009 at 3:52 am

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Once sometime ago I got the chance to wine, dine and watch a soccer gama at dundee united! just awesome feeling! :)

6 | ~Christine~Leng

August 27th, 2009 at 5:48 am

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We would never forget the experience in MUFC! Such eye-opener :) Too bad we couldn't make it to watch their matches ;P
BeanBean… got miss sugarsugar or not?? haha

7 | mimid3vils

August 27th, 2009 at 8:23 am

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Definitely my hubby's dream place!!!

8 | ♥-wanyi-♥

August 28th, 2009 at 1:28 am

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足球比赛里一定看到的场景~
想象那个浩瀚的场面~~~
一定酷毙了XD
(虽然,我不看足球@.@)

9 | thenomadGourmand

August 28th, 2009 at 2:04 am

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really RED!! heehe..
Tot they would hv upped it a notch and serve red coloured stuffs (red cake, red cabbage stew) lol! Jz being cheeky!

10 | fufu

August 28th, 2009 at 7:10 am

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wow the stadium >< nice!!!

11 | backStreetGluttons

September 1st, 2009 at 5:32 am

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Just being here is enough to make many Malaysians back home go crazy !

12 | kampungboycitygal

September 1st, 2009 at 10:06 am

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not a mu fans too. haha but i wana go!

13 | Sugar Bean

September 18th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

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ed.inc, hehe, a fan of Manchester United? Sure, send us the list of things that you want to buy and we'll get it for you. Haha!

Selba, yeah, it was an interesting visit. Somewhere we would recommend tourists to visit in Manchester.

Wilson Ng, haha, will you still consider to visit the Manchester stadium?

ai wei, haha, erm, lazy to update perhaps? Yeah, we're not fans of Manchester United as well but the stadium and museum tour is good.

Big Boys Oven, wow, wine, dine and watch the game? That would be a perfect experience for you! Aww, lucky you!

~Christine~Leng, haha, got, sure got! Sounds so funny, can't stop laughing when I read your comment. Nice tour at Manchester right? We love it too. :)

mimid3vils, hehe, then perhaps you both can plan a visit to Manchester some day. ^^

♥-wanyi-♥ ,嗯,我想,有机会的话,也想看一场足球比赛。虽然我也不看足球,哈哈!

thenomadGourmand, haha! Maybe you can suggest it to the Red Cafe. Food in red would be new and interesting! Haha!

fufu, yeah, the stadium is really nice. Perhaps you can travel here some day. :)

backStreetGluttons, haha, yeah! Gotta agree with you.

kampungboycitygal, hehe, when are you coming to visit us in the UK? Waiting for you. :)

14 | Generic Viagra

August 20th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

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very nice blog, I'm proud to be a England fan. Those pictures are great. I will love to come back there and sing all they songs.

15 | Eat Only Lar! » Blog Archive » Ning Malaysian Restaurant & Cookery School

October 2nd, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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[…] A photo of the souvenirs sold in one of their gift shops. For more travel information about Old Trafford, check out our previous post. […]

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