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Events Thursday 28th September

Main Programme

The Festival Hub

The Festival Hub

As always, it's the beating heart of the Festival - the Albert Square Hub. Check it out any time of the day and there's something happening. From chef demo's to street food, from live music and cutting edge DJs to bars pouring the best drinks you'll ever ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Everyone’s favourite ‘go to’ food delivery service, Just Eat, will partner with some of its most popular restaurants who will bring their own versions of street food to the Festival.  

From sushi to sweet treats there will be an amazing choice of the latest in street food flavours and ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

This year’s Festival Beer Bar represents a non-stop, indie extravaganza of beautiful brews! All on tap, all the way through the Fest, and making up the Festival centrepiece - our hugebeer bar! 

What better way to toast the 20th anniversary of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival than by inviting ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Cider House

The Cider House

Calling all cider lovers, The Cider House at the Festival Hub is the place to be!

This bespoke bar is teeming with tasty tipples, too – among the line-up Lilley’s Apple & Pear and Lemon & Lime, Wild Dog, Mango, Merry Monkey, Red Rabbit, Sunset and Captain Rum.

Make your way through ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

MAD Cocktail Week

MAD Cocktail Week

Shaking things up with a celebration of all things cocktail, MAD Ltd will be hosting a series of pop-up events, bespoke serves and exclusive discounts across their five Northern Quarter bars; Hula, Rosylee, The Fitzgerald, Walrus and Tusk.

Here’s a little taste of what’s on offer… But there ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Northern Quarter, M1 1DW

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Renowned Be At One Cocktail Bar will be taking part in this year’s Manchester Food & Drink Festival. They will be serving a selection of concoctions from their 150-cocktail menu, these will include their famous Pornstar Martini, an indulgent ice-cream based Buenot, a fruity Candy Pants and a classic and ...

Thursday 28th September - Tuesday 3rd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast gives lucky foodies the chance to experience a dinner like no other, taking in four private and unusual eating spots around the city.

You will be guided through a four course menu in some of the most exclusive venues Manchester has to offer. Stops will include drinks in ...

Thursday 28th September 18:00

Randall and Aubin's Champagne and Oyster Evening

Randall and Aubin's Champagne and Oyster Evening

'“The world is your Oyster and at Randall & Aubin we want you to find a pearl.  Although we serve a vast array of seafood at Randall & Aubin nothing puts lead in your pencil quite like Oysters” Ed Baines, Chef & founder of Randall & Aubin.

Would you like to learn more about ...

Thursday 28th September 19:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Festival Fringe

MAD Cocktail Week

MAD Cocktail Week

Shaking things up with a celebration of all things cocktail, MAD Ltd will be hosting a series of pop-up events, bespoke serves and exclusive discounts across their five Northern Quarter bars; Hula, Rosylee, The Fitzgerald, Walrus and Tusk.

Here’s a little taste of what’s on offer… But there ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Northern Quarter, M1 1DW

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Be at One Cocktail Bar at The Hub

Renowned Be At One Cocktail Bar will be taking part in this year’s Manchester Food & Drink Festival. They will be serving a selection of concoctions from their 150-cocktail menu, these will include their famous Pornstar Martini, an indulgent ice-cream based Buenot, a fruity Candy Pants and a classic and ...

Thursday 28th September - Tuesday 3rd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Gin parlour at Rosylee

Gin parlour at Rosylee

Rosylee will play host to a gin parlour throughout MFDF, so if gin is your favourite tipple, head to the bar where you’ll be able to create your own gin masterpiece by selecting your favourite gin and adding your own botanicals to garnish.

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Rosylee Tea Rooms, M1 1DB

Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast gives lucky foodies the chance to experience a dinner like no other, taking in four private and unusual eating spots around the city.

You will be guided through a four course menu in some of the most exclusive venues Manchester has to offer. Stops will include drinks in ...

Thursday 28th September 18:00

A Masterclass with Hudson at The Fitzgerald

A Masterclass with Hudson at The Fitzgerald

Whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or not, The Fitzgerald's tasting session and masterclass will expose you to the full variety of Hudson’s bourbon and whiskeys. From the expressively woody and superbly smoky Baby Bourbon to the vibrant Manhattan Rye and the rich and peppery four-grain. 

You’ll ...

Thursday 28th September 19:00 at The Fitzgerald, M1 1DB

90s House Party at Walrus

90s House Party at Walrus

Get ready to party 90s style with Walrus and New Amsterdam Vodka! Walrus will be throwing back the years with the best 90s playlist, 90s inspired cocktails and retro games for the best house party of your life. There’s also a free welcome cocktail thrown in!

Free entry. Ticket ...

Thursday 28th September 20:00 at Walrus, M4 1ES

A Whiskey Fuelled Gig - with The After Hours at The Fitzgerald

A Whiskey Fuelled Gig - with The After Hours at The Fitzgerald

The volume will be cranked up from 9pm with live music from The After Hours, providing their eclectic mix of awesome choons, for a whiskey-fuelled gig.

The After Hours, will be bringing the party with their direct and unpretentious approach to both swing jazz and live dance music. They’ll ...

Thursday 28th September 21:00 at The Fitzgerald, M1 1DB

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