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Events Saturday 30th 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

Deliciously Ella pop-up banquets

Deliciously Ella pop-up banquets

Award-wining cookery author and entrepreneur Ella Mills will be hosting two ticketed pop up banquets on Saturday 30th September at the Festival Hub on Albert Square. 

Deliciously Ella has three deli sites in london, which are well known for serving her delicious, natural recipies, Ella will be creating her very ...

Saturday 30th September 12:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Deliciously Ella Q&A and book signing

Deliciously Ella Q&A and book signing

Award-winning cookery author and entrepeneur Ella Mills will be at the Festival Hub for a Q&A and book signing on the 30th September. 

Saturday 30th September 16:00 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

Oldham Real Food Festival

Oldham Real Food Festival

Join over 30 local traders selling food and drink containing naturally-sourced ingredients. Plus, food demonstrations, talks and live entertainment.

Saturday 30th September 11:00 at Parliament Square, OL1 1RA

Tea Tasting at Gallery Oldham

Tea Tasting at Gallery Oldham

Try a range of new teas from local company Tea Punks and explore the River of Tea: From Bengal to Britain photographic exhibition.

Saturday 30th September 11:00 at Gallery Oldham, OL1 1AL

 Weird is my happy place -Saturday

Weird is my happy place -Saturday

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 ...

Saturday 30th September 12:00 at Beer Nouveau, M12 6DY

Retro Masterclass at Walrus

Retro Masterclass at Walrus

Back to the old school, as you learn how to make classic 90s cocktails at Walrus with our selection of fun, retro serves like the Blue Lagoon, Long Island Iced Tea, slippery Nipple and there’ll be Jell-O shots to round up the session and 90s nibbles to keep you ...

Saturday 30th September 15:00 at Walrus, M4 1ES

Tiki Masterclass at Hula

Tiki Masterclass at Hula

If rum, fun and tiki fun is your thing, then this masterclass is for you, You’ll learn how to make some retro-cool tiki drinks and use fire to create all the drama of Hula.

Book your place fast as this one is sure to sell out! 

Saturday, 30th September ...

Saturday 30th September 15:00 at Hula, M1 1DB

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