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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Events Thursday 4th October

Main Programme

Amazing Food and Drink Festival Offers at Great Northern

Amazing Food and Drink Festival Offers at Great Northern

Great Northern is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars nestled alongside boutique bowling, Odeon cinema, Virtual Reality and even some axe throwing!

In celebration of the Festival’s 21st birthday, their venues have really got involved with some fabulous treats over the Festival period.

Special Festival Menu ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October

The City Life Stage at the Hub

The City Life Stage at the Hub

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in the world's most musical city.

Across the 11 days of the Hub, you will be able to tune in, dance or just chill-out, to an eclectic ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Vin Van Voom

Vin Van Voom

There's always Voom for improvement! Vin Vam Voom's 50s style silver van has long been a Festival Hub magnet for wine lovers. Now there's a look the whole enterprise, featuring a reclaimed bar, new under covering seating. Expect a few surprises among the wines on offer, too ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

Go on a culinary adventure with  Manchester Food and Drink Festival

As the exclusive booking partner of Manchester Food and  Drink  Festival 2018, Bookatable helps you discover and  book the city's best restaurants.

This celebration of dining out takes place across Manchester's favourite restaurants: you'll find festival ...

Thursday 27th September - Monday 8th October

Double Dutch G and T Bar

Double Dutch G and T Bar

Created by Dutch twin sisters Joyce and Raissa de Haas, Double Dutch's drinks range is developed using flavour pairing techniques to create uniquely-balanced drinks. They employ only natural ingredients blended with the highest quality water from the North of England to create crisp and fresh mixers. This award-winning new ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Take The Small Plate Safari Through the Corn Exchange

Take The Small Plate Safari Through the Corn Exchange

Restaurants at the city centre’s Corn Exchange are keen to showcase their food from around the globe as part of our Small Plate Safari. Home to 13 restaurants, a Roomzzz boutique aparthotel and an Escape Hunt opening in October, there’s bound to be an evening’s safari right ...

Sunday 30th September - Thursday 4th October

Manchester Shares -Small Plates Safari

Manchester Shares -Small Plates Safari

Foodies are challenged to try out as many Manchester restaurants as they can during the Festival as dozens of the finest restaurants in  the city offer up a signature small plate along with a beer, wine or spirit for just £5.

Participating restaurants are Automatic Cafe, Harvey Nichols, HOME, Iberica ...

Sunday 30th September - Thursday 4th October

Extraordinary Experiences at the Loft

Extraordinary Experiences at the Loft

The Loft Sessions - Creating Exceptional Drinks Experiences

Come and join us at The Loft Manchester for some exciting, amazing, immersive drink experiences designed to test your pallet, wine knowledge and/or your cocktail making skills. Whether you like whisky, wine or cocktails, there's something for everyone at the home ...

Thursday 4th October - Sunday 5th August at The Loft, M3 3HN

Hatch Pop Up Supper Club

Hatch Pop Up Supper Club

Hatch,  the new  pop-up food,  drink and retail  destination on Oxford  Road and a selection of  its fantastic street food traders past and present will be taking over  the Dining Dome for the evening and staging  a special Hatch Supper Club. A five course dinner will be served up with ...

Thursday 4th October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club will be headlining the CityLife stage on Thursday 4th October with a free live show! The Manchester four-piece who have just released their new acoustic EP 'For all here to observe' will be taking over the stage for one night only in an excting and exclusive ...

Thursday 4th October 20:00

Festival Fringe

Amazing Food and Drink Festival Offers at Great Northern

Amazing Food and Drink Festival Offers at Great Northern

Great Northern is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars nestled alongside boutique bowling, Odeon cinema, Virtual Reality and even some axe throwing!

In celebration of the Festival’s 21st birthday, their venues have really got involved with some fabulous treats over the Festival period.

Special Festival Menu ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

Go on a culinary adventure with  Manchester Food and Drink Festival

As the exclusive booking partner of Manchester Food and  Drink  Festival 2018, Bookatable helps you discover and  book the city's best restaurants.

This celebration of dining out takes place across Manchester's favourite restaurants: you'll find festival ...

Thursday 27th September - Monday 8th October

Afternoon Tea and Coffee Masterclass at Clink

Afternoon Tea and Coffee Masterclass at Clink

Celebrate Manchester Food Festival with The Clink. Join us for afternoon tea and a coffee masterclass hosted by our expert baristas and receive a Clink mug and tea towel to take home as a gift from us.

Our afternoon tea menu includes freshly-made sandwiches, sweet treats, tea, coffee and a ...

Thursday 27th September - Monday 8th October

Take The Small Plate Safari Through the Corn Exchange

Take The Small Plate Safari Through the Corn Exchange

Restaurants at the city centre’s Corn Exchange are keen to showcase their food from around the globe as part of our Small Plate Safari. Home to 13 restaurants, a Roomzzz boutique aparthotel and an Escape Hunt opening in October, there’s bound to be an evening’s safari right ...

Sunday 30th September - Thursday 4th October

Manchester Shares -Small Plates Safari

Manchester Shares -Small Plates Safari

Foodies are challenged to try out as many Manchester restaurants as they can during the Festival as dozens of the finest restaurants in  the city offer up a signature small plate along with a beer, wine or spirit for just £5.

Participating restaurants are Automatic Cafe, Harvey Nichols, HOME, Iberica ...

Sunday 30th September - Thursday 4th October

Developing a Distillery

Developing a Distillery

Are you a spirit producer, manufacturer or distributor in the North West?

Britain is now host to 315 distilleries, more than double the number that was operating five-years ago. The biggest growth area is gin; with exports from the UK totalling nearly half a billion pounds in 2016. You only ...

Thursday 4th October 10:00 at Central Library, M2 5PD

Taste the City

Taste the City

Manchester Food Tour with a twist of history, in support of Foodinate

A gastronomic adventure, sample some of the best food and drink the city has to offer and learn how our food and drink offers an insight into the city’s past, present and future. Our food and drink ...

Thursday 4th October 11:00

Extraordinary Experiences at the Loft

Extraordinary Experiences at the Loft

The Loft Sessions - Creating Exceptional Drinks Experiences

Come and join us at The Loft Manchester for some exciting, amazing, immersive drink experiences designed to test your pallet, wine knowledge and/or your cocktail making skills. Whether you like whisky, wine or cocktails, there's something for everyone at the home ...

Thursday 4th October - Sunday 5th August at The Loft, M3 3HN

Mock Meat Revolution meets Asian Street Food

Mock Meat Revolution meets Asian Street Food

Vegan mock meat experience for all, with crowd-pleasing Pan Asian street food, served up at East Street's brand new venue in Piccadilly Gardens.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Jackie Kearney's new book Vegan Mock Meat Revolution, with a special one-off menu featuring delicious new plant-based recipes ...

Thursday 4th October 18:00 at East Street, M1 1RG

Moveable Feast Manchester

Moveable Feast Manchester

Following on from the success of 2017’s sell-out event, Action Against Hunger’s Moveable Feast is once again returning to Manchester. This year, guests will be treated to welcome drinks at Sunset by Australasia, before enjoying four mouth-watering courses at Adam Reid at The French, Asha’s, Grand Pacific ...

Thursday 4th October 18:00

Cheese Tasting at Lunya

Cheese Tasting at Lunya

Join this Catalan inspired deli for a fabulously relaxed evening of all things cheese. Lunya has one of the world's best Spanish cheese collections and this night will showcase many of them.

   
You will hear about how cheese is made, discover different styles and taste 12 different cheeses with ...

Thursday 4th October 18:30 at Lunya, M3 2BB

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