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Events Friday 6th 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

The Big Indie Wine Fest

The Big Indie Wine Fest

One of Manchester’s most well known buildings, located at the gateway to Spinningfields, Manchester Hall, is a Grade II listed building that has been transformed into a stunning and unique space.  It will be hosting this year’s ‘ Big Indie Wine Fest’ which returns to the Festival as one ...

Friday 6th - Saturday 7th October at Manchester Hall, M3 3BT

Wine and beer tasting with food pairing by Reserve and Cloudwater

Wine and beer tasting with food pairing by Reserve and Cloudwater

BBC star and founder of Reserve winesKate Goodman meets Cloudwater Beer extraordinaire, Paul Jones. One of the key figures behind Manchester’s micro beer boom, Paul will be teaming up with Kate for the first time to host a fascinating evening exploring the cultural and gastronomic differences between wine and ...

Friday 6th October 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

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

Wild Edible Mushroom Forage with Jesper Launde

Wild Edible Mushroom Forage with Jesper Launde

This fun weekday activity will be held in Redisher Woods, Holcombe Brook, just a couple of miles north of Bury.

This foraging event will see us head up the valley through a mixture of native woodland to open pastureland at the top. By moving through a mixture of distinct habitats ...

Friday 6th October 11:00 at Redisher Wood, BL8

Cheese, cider and that which falls far from the tree

Cheese, cider and that which falls far from the tree

Not content with just one cheese & cider night, The Moss Cider Project heads closer to home and returns to The Anchor, Rusholme for part two of their exploration into curds, whey and apple-based drinks.

Expect a few surprises at this one as Dan takes you beyond cider and shares his ...

Friday 6th October 18:30 at The Anchor, M14 4PA

Feast of Beasts Menu at Hawksmoor Manchester

Feast of Beasts Menu at Hawksmoor Manchester

Are you ready for the ultimate Hawksmoor meal? As part of MFDF, Hawksmoor are introducing their new six course tasting menu: Feast of Beasts.

This special menu is a true celebration of beef with dishes including Ox Bone Tea with Bread and Dripping, Txojitxu Beef Ham and Pickled Carrots, Tartare ...

Friday 6th October 18:45 at Hawksmoor, M3 3WB

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