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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Events Main Programme

27th September

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

‘Battle Royale’ Secret Supper Club from Cottonopolis

‘Battle Royale’ Secret Supper Club from Cottonopolis

Cottonopolis' Secret Supper Club events are gaining national acclaim for taking immersive dining experiences to the next level. This spectacular two night MFDF  version is to be the brand's most ambitious yet with the Dining Dome transformed by the Visual Architects into a specially curated dining production of Battle ...

Thursday 27th - Friday 28th September at The Dining Dome, M25DB

28th September

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

‘Battle Royale’ Secret Supper Club from Cottonopolis

‘Battle Royale’ Secret Supper Club from Cottonopolis

Cottonopolis' Secret Supper Club events are gaining national acclaim for taking immersive dining experiences to the next level. This spectacular two night MFDF  version is to be the brand's most ambitious yet with the Dining Dome transformed by the Visual Architects into a specially curated dining production of Battle ...

Thursday 27th - Friday 28th September at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Extraordinary Experiences by the Loft

Extraordinary Experiences by 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 ...

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th September at The Loft, M3 3HN

MFDF Gin Festival in association with The Gin Lounge

MFDF Gin Festival in association with The Gin Lounge

Gin lovers -  right this way! We've teamed up with the Gin Lounge to bring you a huge, gin festival!

It will take place at the Upper Campfield Market, a Grade II listed, former Victorian market hall is a Mancunian icon with its magnificent glass and wrought iron roof – this ...

Friday 28th - Saturday 29th September at Upper Campfield Market , M3 4NN

MFDF & Albert’s Schloss Present:  The Jay Rayner Jazz Quartet

MFDF & Albert’s Schloss Present: The Jay Rayner Jazz Quartet

The big bad wolf of the dining world, and the country’s most famous restaurant critic, Jay Rayner rather liked Albert’s Schloss when he visited earlier this year for his Observer restaurant column. So much so that he has agreed to bring his Jazz Quartet to the venue for ...

Friday 28th September 18:00 at Alberts Schloss, M2 5QR

29th September

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

Extraordinary Experiences by the Loft

Extraordinary Experiences by 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 ...

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th September at The Loft, M3 3HN

MFDF Gin Festival in association with The Gin Lounge

MFDF Gin Festival in association with The Gin Lounge

Gin lovers -  right this way! We've teamed up with the Gin Lounge to bring you a huge, gin festival!

It will take place at the Upper Campfield Market, a Grade II listed, former Victorian market hall is a Mancunian icon with its magnificent glass and wrought iron roof – this ...

Friday 28th - Saturday 29th September at Upper Campfield Market , M3 4NN

Live Cookery Theatre with Joudie Kalla

Live Cookery Theatre with Joudie Kalla

Leith's School of Food and Wine trained Joudie Kalla has been a chef for over 16 years -at restaurants such as Gordon Ramsay's Pengelley's, Daphne's and Papillon and latterly asan acclaimed supper club host. Joudie's food is inspired by her Palestinian family heritage - vibrant, healthy ...

Saturday 29th September 13:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Live Cookery Theatre with Masterchef Winner Simon Wood

Live Cookery Theatre with Masterchef Winner Simon Wood

In less than a year of existence WOOD Manchester, the eponymous First Street restaurant of 2015 Masterchef winner Simon, has made quite a stir, culminating in it making the shortlist for Best Newcomer in the 2018 Manchester Food and Drink Awards. The Chadderton born former data manager fulfilled a childhood ...

Saturday 29th September 14:15 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Live Cookery Theatre with Jack Monroe - CANCELLED

Live Cookery Theatre with Jack Monroe - CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO SICKNESS JACK MONROE HAS HAD TO CANCEL HER DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY 29TH SEPT. 

Saturday 29th September 15:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Jasmine Hemsley and Trove Supper Club

Jasmine Hemsley and Trove Supper Club

Wellness goddess, lifestyle guru, founder of Hemsley + Hemsley, Jasmine, is coming up for a special collaboration with MFDF and the award-winning artisans of Trove Bakery to create an Ayurvedic menu inspired by Jasmine's latest book East by West. It's a match made in heaven - Trove's focus on ...

Saturday 29th September 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

30th September

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

Extraordinary Experiences by the Loft

Extraordinary Experiences by 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 ...

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th September at The Loft, M3 3HN

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

Free Family Funday Sunday

Free Family Funday Sunday

Whilst the Hub has plenty for the kids for all 12 days of the Festival (think Nutella crepes, pizza, pasta, juices, plenty of space to run about etc) the team wanted to create one whole day that’s devoted to families and so are transforming the whole of the Hub ...

Sunday 30th September 12:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

1st October

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

XS Manchester Take Over

XS Manchester Take Over

Head over to the Manchester Food and Drink festival hub on Monday night for the XS Manchester take over. Kicking off at 5pm, we'll be hosting the ultimate Manchester night, offering up DJ sets from Clint Boon, Mike Joyce and live performances from Plastic House and more.

Monday 1st October 17:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Rabbit & Seven Bro7hers: Fine Dining and Beer

The Rabbit & Seven Bro7hers: Fine Dining and Beer

Rabbit head chef John Granaghan has joined forces with Seven Bro7hers Brewery to bring his Asian inspired fine dining experience to the MFDF Dome. The evening will be a unique opportunity to experience an exclusive pairing menu curated especially for the night - the Rabbit's intense flavours, combined with Seven ...

Monday 1st October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

2nd October

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

Champagne and Caviar Tasting with Ed Baines and Randall & Aubin

Champagne and Caviar Tasting with Ed Baines and Randall & Aubin

Bridge Street’s fabulous Randall and Aubin team up with The Gourmet Caviar House to present a rare gastro opportunity. Guests will be given a glass of Randall & Aubin’s house champagne and then will have an opportunity to sample a range of the most exquisite caviars around.
A fine ...

Tuesday 2nd October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

3rd October

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

'A Trip to Brazil’ with Fazenda’s Francisco Martinez

'A Trip to Brazil’ with Fazenda’s Francisco Martinez

Fazenda's exec chef, Francisco Martinez - formerly at the five-time winner of Best Restaurant in the World El Bulli - has designed a one-off menu exclusively for MFDF. Guests can expect an avant-garde dining experience that showcases Brazilian food at its best - an eight-course menu paired with four wines from Brazilian ...

Wednesday 3rd October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

4th October

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

5th October

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

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

The Big Indie Wine Fest

The Big Indie Wine Fest

After a fabulous debut in Manchester Hall’s grand, Grade II listed surrounds last year, Festival favourite, the Big Indie Wine Fest will be returning to the venue for an extra special, bigger than ever Big Indie Wine Fest! As ever Manchester’s finest independent wine merchants along with some ...

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th October at Manchester Hall, M3 3BT

Spanish Feast by Baratxuri, Evuna, Lunya and Porta

Spanish Feast by Baratxuri, Evuna, Lunya and Porta

The city’s spectacular Spanish restaurant scene is celebrated by this extraordinary food fiesta as four of its finest collaborate to showcase that country’s regional cuisines via a 6 course banquet – from Catalunya to Basque country and beyond. A glorious evening of authentic, artisan ingredients brought to you by ...

Friday 5th October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

6th October

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

The Big Indie Wine Fest

The Big Indie Wine Fest

After a fabulous debut in Manchester Hall’s grand, Grade II listed surrounds last year, Festival favourite, the Big Indie Wine Fest will be returning to the venue for an extra special, bigger than ever Big Indie Wine Fest! As ever Manchester’s finest independent wine merchants along with some ...

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th October at Manchester Hall, M3 3BT

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Enjoy a real treat from the North West as Living Ventures senior operations chef Dave Critchley, joins forces with Colin Woodall of award-winning Woodall’s Charcuterie to illustrate the delicious versatility of their range and its history within the region. You will get to sample the delights of proper British ...

Saturday 6th October 13:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

 Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard  and Emma Thackray

Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard and Emma Thackray

Fancy making your own kimchi sauerkraut or kombucha? Julia Goddard from Altrincham Market's Plucky Pickle and Emma Thackray from Booch and Brine will show you how. Julia specialises in widely available small batch pickles and ferments with fresh ingredients and no additives; Emma, who got into wild fermenting while ...

Saturday 6th October 14:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

Have you ever wondered what's so special about tuna in the world of sushi? Chef Omar Rodriguez of Umezushi will be sharing his experience and knowledge on one of the most sought after sushi ingredients. The Gran Canaria-born Japanese food whizz is shortlisted for Chef of the Year in ...

Saturday 6th October 15:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

The Creameries in Chorlton showcases hand-made farmhouse cheeses, wild meats, seafood and  locally grown vegetables, alongside fresh bread baked on the premises. Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, ex-Aumbry and The Fat Duck, shows you how easy  it is to make your own curds at home, whilst  head baker, Chris Cahill, demonstrates the ...

Saturday 6th October 16:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Fiona Beckett - Six Wines that Shaped My Career

Fiona Beckett - Six Wines that Shaped My Career

A treat for all wine lovers. Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and drink journalist, author and web publisher with over 25 years experience of writing for the UK's top newspapers and magazines. She is currently wine columnist for The Guardian and National Geographic Travel Food magazine and restaurant ...

Saturday 6th October 18:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

7th October

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

The Forever Manchester Cake Sale at the Festival Hub

The Forever Manchester Cake Sale at the Festival Hub

The annual Forever Manchester Cake sale will make a return to the Festival hub, in the Dining Dome on Albert Square - on Sunday 7th October from 12 noon until the cakes sell out.

 The event sees a team of Forever Manchester volunteers come together to bake and sell a mound ...

Sunday 7th October 12:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Clean Plate

Clean Plate

Cult beers, fabulous street food providers and comedy – sounds like the perfect recipe for a great night in most people’s books. Add to this an ethical slant and you’ve got yourself an evening of food, fun and debate too. New York’s Brooklyn Brewery has led the field ...

Sunday 7th October 18:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

8th 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

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

This sparkling culmination of the Festival will be taking place for the first time in the stunning surrounds of Gorton Monastery. The most coveted and highest profile food awards in the North of England will, as usual, be distributed to a room packed with the region's food and drink ...

Monday 8th October 19:00

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