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Events Thursday 5th October

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

CityLife Live

CityLife Live

CityLife is taking over the Festival Hub this Thursday (October 5) with some top bands and chat - including The Charlatans' Tim Burgess and Mark Collins.

Also on the bill are indie heroes Rain Band, The Travelling Band's Steve Ballinger and emerging Manc talent Josh Goddard.

And the best bit ...

Thursday 5th October 12:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Matt Nutter's Vegan Banquet

Matt Nutter's Vegan Banquet

Allotment is one of the most exciting culinary destinations to hit Greater Manchester and rave reviews from the likes of Taste of Manchester are testament to the talents of Matt Nutter and his team, dedicated to producing plant-based fine dining. The seven course vegan banquet will give an insight into ...

Thursday 5th October 19:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Hispi meets The Refuge by Volta

Hispi meets The Refuge by Volta

A unique food, drink and music collaboration between bistro entrepreneur Gary Usher of Hispi and DJ duo turned restaurateurs, Justin Crawford and Luke Cowdrey, will take place as part of MFDF on Thursday 5th October at The Mayfield.

This casual banquet offers its guests a totally unique dining experience, as ...

Thursday 5th October 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

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

Ultimate Cocktail Crawl

Ultimate Cocktail Crawl

MAD takes you on a global cocktail roam as you try cocktails inspired by different corners of the world. Starting in Africa and the tribal surrounds of Tusk you’ll enjoy a homemade infusion cocktail from South Africa’s Whitley Neill. Back to England and Rosylee for a quintessentially British ...

Wednesday 4th - Thursday 5th October

Twenty Years of Great British Food

Twenty Years of Great British Food

Pro-manchester’s Food and Drink Group has teamed up with Ollie Lloyd, CEO of the UK’s fastest growing food website Great British Chefs, to take you on a journey through the UK’s love affair with food over the last twenty years.

Sharing the insight from his latest UK-wide ...

Thursday 5th October 12:30 at Lunya, M3 2BB

Gin Tasting at Lunya

Gin Tasting at Lunya

Join Lunya for one of their most popular events.

Gin Tasting nights are legendary for their great value, fun and informality.  

If you are a gin lover, then this is the event for you. Find out more below, and book online on their Bookings page.

Thursday 5th October 18:30 at Lunya, M3 2BB

Zouk Tea Bar's Banquette menu

Zouk Tea Bar's Banquette menu

The Banquette menu will feature several courses and 20 authentic dishes from all over the Indian sub-continent. 

There are 85 tickets available at £20 a head and places must be booked in advance.  

Visit www.zoukteabar.co.uk for more info or to book.

Thursday 5th October 19:00 at Zouk, M1 5QS

Amicable Club at Rosylee

Amicable Club at Rosylee

Join us for an evening of gin and fine food, as Rosylee and Thomas Dakin Gin recreate the 18th century amicable club for Manchester Food and Drink Festival. There’ll be a three-course meal, perfectly matched for gin drinking, with serves from Thomas Dakin.

The evening also includes a masterclass ...

Thursday 5th October 19:30 at Rosylee Tea Rooms, M1 1DB

Tiki Disco at Hula

Tiki Disco at Hula

Get ready to party at the Tiki Disco, with massive 80s and 90s hits banging out all night long, we’ve got giveaways, games, retro cocktails and if you come in fancy dress, you might win a bottle of Bacardi.

Free entry.

Thursday 5th October 20:00 at Hula, M1 1DB

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