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Events Friday 29th 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

Ed Baines: Cookery Demo, Q&A and book signing

Ed Baines: Cookery Demo, Q&A and book signing

Randall and Aubin's Ed Baines will be coming to the Festival Hub to demonstrate recipes from his cookery book and signing copies afterwards.  

Friday 29th September 13:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

A Spanish Feast with El Gato Negro’s Simon Shaw

A Spanish Feast with El Gato Negro’s Simon Shaw

Award winning tapas restaurant El Gato Negro invites you to take a tour through the flavours of Spain with a banquet to delight the senses, hosted by Chef Patron – Simon Shaw.

Spanish food is all about quality and provenance and this specially created menu will allow guests to explore a ...

Friday 29th September 19:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

MFDF & Tampopo Bangkok Street Party

MFDF & Tampopo Bangkok Street Party

A food, drink and dancing extravaganza is coming to the Mayfield Depot on Friday 29th September, to celebrate MFDF and Tampopo's joint 20th birthday. An evening of stunning street food, cracking cocktails and a host of Manchester icons taking to the stage. 

Drawing inspiration from South-East Asian Full Moon ...

Friday 29th September 19:30 at Mayfield Depot , M12 6HR

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

Weird is my happy place

Weird is my happy place

Throughout the history of beer there’s always been the more – unusual – side of brewing. From the infamous Cock Ale of the early 17th century, brewers have been adding more than just water, malt, hops and yeast to their creations. For this weekend, Beer Nouveau have rebrewed Cock Ale with ...

Friday 29th September 14:00 at Beer Nouveau, M12 6DY

Brasserie du Mont Salève tap takeover

Brasserie du Mont Salève tap takeover

Well-regarded French brewery Brasserie du Mont Salève is making a rare trip across the channel for an evening of beer and cheese at 57 Thomas Street. Join the brewery team to sample four beers on keg and four bottled, each introduced by one of the brewers. A range of cheeses ...

Friday 29th September 19:00 at 57 Thomas Street, M4 1NA

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