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Cathedral Gardens Hub and Across The City
Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2019

Events Main Programme

26th September

A Punch Above: How to make the perfect party tipple

A Punch Above: How to make the perfect party tipple

Join Jamie Rowe, JJ Whitley Gin & Vodka Ambassador, as he guides you through how to make the Perfect Party Punch with the knowledge of how to balance readily available ingredients and, of course, the JJ Whitley range. 

You’ll be greeted with a glass of punch on arrival, then Jamie ...

Wednesday 28th August - Saturday 28th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

The Ottö-Men

Contemporary Middle Eastern and Med cuisine that has evolved from dynamic duo James and Nick's love of great food. Not just meat-based, their constantly changing menu is veggie and vegan-friendly too. The Ottö-Men are passionate abut the environment so bio packaging and non-GMO comes as standard.

Vegan ...

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Bistrotheque Classique

Bistrotheque Classique

CULTUREPLEX is one of Manchester’s most anticipated 2019 arrivals. It is a new base for Bistrotheque, which has made its name in East London through great, uncomplicated food, drink and service delivered with good taste and a dollop of fun. 

Expect extra helpings of all this when Chef Director ...

Thursday 26th September 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

27th September

A Punch Above: How to make the perfect party tipple

A Punch Above: How to make the perfect party tipple

Join Jamie Rowe, JJ Whitley Gin & Vodka Ambassador, as he guides you through how to make the Perfect Party Punch with the knowledge of how to balance readily available ingredients and, of course, the JJ Whitley range. 

You’ll be greeted with a glass of punch on arrival, then Jamie ...

Wednesday 28th August - Saturday 28th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

The Ottö-Men

Contemporary Middle Eastern and Med cuisine that has evolved from dynamic duo James and Nick's love of great food. Not just meat-based, their constantly changing menu is veggie and vegan-friendly too. The Ottö-Men are passionate abut the environment so bio packaging and non-GMO comes as standard.

Vegan ...

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

An Evening with Simon Shaw

An Evening with Simon Shaw

One of Manchester’s most innovative and respected chefs will be hosting an intimate evening in the Dining Dome, featuring a specially curated collection of exquisite dishes from across his acclaimed restaurant brands El Gato Negro and Canto.

Guests will be taken on a journey through Simon’s authentic cookery ...

Friday 27th September 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

28th September

A Punch Above: How to make the perfect party tipple

A Punch Above: How to make the perfect party tipple

Join Jamie Rowe, JJ Whitley Gin & Vodka Ambassador, as he guides you through how to make the Perfect Party Punch with the knowledge of how to balance readily available ingredients and, of course, the JJ Whitley range. 

You’ll be greeted with a glass of punch on arrival, then Jamie ...

Wednesday 28th August - Saturday 28th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

The Ottö-Men

Contemporary Middle Eastern and Med cuisine that has evolved from dynamic duo James and Nick's love of great food. Not just meat-based, their constantly changing menu is veggie and vegan-friendly too. The Ottö-Men are passionate abut the environment so bio packaging and non-GMO comes as standard.

Vegan ...

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre

Live Cookery Theatre

1pm Brian Hughson – Head Chef, 20 Stories

Brian has more than 25 years of culinary experience in world renowned venues across London, Dubai and Manchester, where back in 1997 he worked in the kitchens of Oliver Peyton’s legendary Mash & Air. His subsequent career has included stints as executive chef ...

Saturday 28th September - Wednesday 28th August

29th September

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

The Ottö-Men

Contemporary Middle Eastern and Med cuisine that has evolved from dynamic duo James and Nick's love of great food. Not just meat-based, their constantly changing menu is veggie and vegan-friendly too. The Ottö-Men are passionate abut the environment so bio packaging and non-GMO comes as standard.

Vegan ...

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

Join us on Sunday 29thSeptember as we create a Vegan paradise at the Festival Hub hosted by musician and journalist John Robb. The ‘Vegan Kitchen’ will take over the Dining Dome Live Cookery Theatre throughout the day. From 12pm – 4pm some of the leading lights from Manchester’s huge vegan ...

Sunday 29th September 12:00

A plant based evening with Shaun Ryder, John Robb and Bundobust

A plant based evening with Shaun Ryder, John Robb and Bundobust

Broadcaster, musician and journalist John Robb is a vegan of 10 years, and Shaun Ryder is a Pescatarian Happy Monday who loves vegan food. Together they will be hosting a vegan feast from their favourite restaurant Bundobust. John will host a lively conversation with Shaun as they talk about their ...

Sunday 29th September 18:00

30th September

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

The Ottö-Men

Contemporary Middle Eastern and Med cuisine that has evolved from dynamic duo James and Nick's love of great food. Not just meat-based, their constantly changing menu is veggie and vegan-friendly too. The Ottö-Men are passionate abut the environment so bio packaging and non-GMO comes as standard.

Vegan ...

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

1st October

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The First Half

The Ottö-Men

Contemporary Middle Eastern and Med cuisine that has evolved from dynamic duo James and Nick's love of great food. Not just meat-based, their constantly changing menu is veggie and vegan-friendly too. The Ottö-Men are passionate abut the environment so bio packaging and non-GMO comes as standard.

Vegan ...

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Roots and Future – A Tasting Menu by Francisco Martinez

Roots and Future – A Tasting Menu by Francisco Martinez

Fazenda's Executive Chef Fran Martinez will return to The Dome (after a sell-out extravaganza last year) with an exclusive eight-course tasting menu which celebrates the cultural diversity of Fazenda's roots through Argentinian & Brazilian cuisines.  Paired with exquisite South American wines & cocktails, each dish in this culinary journey fuses ...

Tuesday 1st October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

2nd October

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Proove

Freshly-made wood-fired, topped dough from West Didsbury's favourite pizza joint.

Viva La Crepe

Bringing a sweet twist to a great French classic, they mix fresh local British produce and spin amazing crepes in front of your eyes.

Love is Churros

Churros champions, chef Matt and baker Ruth, run ...

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Comfort Food Sounds Good - A Communal Feast

Comfort Food Sounds Good - A Communal Feast

MFDF’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year winner and recent star of BBC’s Great British Menu, Adam Reid is to create the ultimate communal, comfort food, festival feast, all inspired by his Great British Menu Dish ‘Comfort Food ‘Sounds’ Good’. 

Adam will depart from his signature fine-dining style to ...

Wednesday 2nd October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

3rd October

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Proove

Freshly-made wood-fired, topped dough from West Didsbury's favourite pizza joint.

Viva La Crepe

Bringing a sweet twist to a great French classic, they mix fresh local British produce and spin amazing crepes in front of your eyes.

Love is Churros

Churros champions, chef Matt and baker Ruth, run ...

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

An Evening With Paco Perez and Tast

An Evening With Paco Perez and Tast

Catalan cuisine experts Tast present a very special evening in the Dining Dome as they host a three-course dinner designed, cooked and served by Tast’s Head Chef Miquel Villacrosa and the Michelin-starred Spanish cooking giant, Paco Perez. Paco is Tast’s world famous Executive Chef. Based in Barcelona, he ...

Thursday 3rd October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

4th October

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Proove

Freshly-made wood-fired, topped dough from West Didsbury's favourite pizza joint.

Viva La Crepe

Bringing a sweet twist to a great French classic, they mix fresh local British produce and spin amazing crepes in front of your eyes.

Love is Churros

Churros champions, chef Matt and baker Ruth, run ...

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Curry Collective with Bundobust, Dishoom, Lily’s & Sanskruti

The Curry Collective with Bundobust, Dishoom, Lily’s & Sanskruti

Fancy joining the ultimate curry club for the night? Well MFDF invite you to kick off your weekend with a curry night curated by the most exciting and revered names from Manchester’s excellent Indian dining scene. 

The banquet will be kicked off with Indian snacks from Gujurat street food ...

Friday 4th October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

5th October

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Proove

Freshly-made wood-fired, topped dough from West Didsbury's favourite pizza joint.

Viva La Crepe

Bringing a sweet twist to a great French classic, they mix fresh local British produce and spin amazing crepes in front of your eyes.

Love is Churros

Churros champions, chef Matt and baker Ruth, run ...

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

6th October

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

The CityLife Stage at the Hub

If you thought the Manchester Food and Drink Festival was just about eating and drinking, think again. Where would we be without our usual fantastic music line-up?

The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJs worthy of a food festival based in ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Camden Town Brewery at the Hub

Serving up the freshest pints from their shipping container bar at the heart of the Hub. You’re spoilt for choice having to pick from the refreshing likes of Camden Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Week Nite Lager & Show Off Juicy Lager. It all started in 2010 out when Jasper Cuppaidge ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Beer and Cider at the Hub

Manchester Brew Fest                                                                 

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West. The MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell, Hophurst, RedWillow, Seven Brothers, Manchester Brewing ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary Englishwines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official wine partner, Montann.These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’sincreasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of England. Try their wines ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at The Festival Hub, M4 3BG

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 DJ's worthy of a food festival based in the worlds most musical city. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to come down to the hub to enjoy an eclectic ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Street Food at the Festival Hub - The Second Half

Proove

Freshly-made wood-fired, topped dough from West Didsbury's favourite pizza joint.

Viva La Crepe

Bringing a sweet twist to a great French classic, they mix fresh local British produce and spin amazing crepes in front of your eyes.

Love is Churros

Churros champions, chef Matt and baker Ruth, run ...

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

7th October

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards

MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards

The sparkling culmination of MFDF, the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Gala Dinner and Awards will be returning to the stunning and gothic surrounds of Gorton Monastery. The most coveted and highest profile food awards in the North of England, the gongs will, as usual, be distributed to a room ...

Monday 7th October 19:00 at Gorton Monastery, M12 5WF

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