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Festival Hub Saturday 7th October

Events

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Everyone’s favourite ‘go to’ food delivery service, Just Eat, will partner with some of its most popular restaurants who will bring their own versions of street food to the Festival.  

From sushi to sweet treats there will be an amazing choice of the latest in street food flavours and ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

The Bookatable Festival Feast will be a series of limited edition, bespoke dining menus, created by Manchester’s restaurants especially for the Manchester Food and Drink festival in association with Bookatable.  

Confirmed restaurants include The French, Hawksmoor and Harvey Nichols.

Thursday 28th September - Monday 9th October

MFDF & Manchester Beer Week

MFDF & Manchester Beer Week

MFDF are teaming up with MCR Beer week to create a programme of beer focused events to run throughout the Festival in some of the best bars, pubs and breweries across the city!

Thursday 28th September - Monday 9th October

The Big Indie Wine Fest

The Big Indie Wine Fest

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

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

Thomasina Miers: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Thomasina Miers: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Thomasina will be live at the Festival Hub Cookery Theatre performing a cookery demo and signing copies of her new book ‘Home Cook by Thomasina Miers’.

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

Nisha Katona: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Nisha Katona: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Owner of Mowgli restaurants, TV personality and Food Writer, Nisha Katona will be sharing her skills at her first MFDF cookery demo, and will be signing copies of her new book ‘The Spice Tree’.   

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

Kwoklyn Wan: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Kwoklyn Wan: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Brother of stylist and foodie, Gok Wan, Kwoklyn will be coming to Manchester to demonstrate recipes from his new cookery book Chinese Soul Food and signing copies afterwards.  

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

Aiden Byrne's Cookery Demo

Aiden Byrne's Cookery Demo

Festival favourite and one of Manchester’s most revered food celebrities, Aiden Byrne will be at the Festival Hub for a live cookery demo.

Saturday 7th October 12:00

20 Years of Beer

20 Years of Beer

Connor Murphy from MCR Beer Week and Paul Jones from Cloudwater will be teaming up with some of the best brewers in Manchester to give an insight and tasting of the past 20 years of beer in Manchester.

From the ‘big family’ breweries to the explosion of independent microbreweries, which ...

Saturday 7th October 19:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Thomasina Miers Day of the Dead Banquet

Thomasina Miers Day of the Dead Banquet

The Mayfield Depot is set to turn into a Mexican Fiesta courtesy of Thomasina Miers and Wahaca. 

Thomasina and Wahaca’s Manchester feast will involve a five-course dinner comprising traditional Mexican dishes such as agua chile negro with scallop, bitter orange and habanero; quesadilla with four cheese and forage herbs ...

Saturday 7th October 19:30 at Mayfield Depot , M1 2QF

Street Food

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate served from a gorgeous stall made from reclaimed timber. 

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Bakchich

Bakchich

Authentic and traditional Lebanese street Food served in funky and vibrant surroundings. 

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Eat New York

Eat New York

A bagel slingin’ food truck with a New York Taxi cab swagger, specializing in salt beef bagels, cheeseburgers, bagel burgers, fries, shakes and sodas. Everything served is oozing with sauce and comes sloppy as standard.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Proove

Proove

They’re just two guys that love pizza. But not just any pizza… great Napoli-style pizza. And they want everyone to enjoy great pizza too.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Waffle Island

Waffle Island

Coconut macaroons, Nutella pancakes and signature waffle cones and shake cups – it’s a quality sugar rush.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Mac Factory

Mac Factory

Six choices of gourmet Mac n Cheese, all served in attractive pots and topped with the factory boys’ signature parmesan and thyme crumble.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Little Somboon Kitchen

Little Somboon Kitchen

Pan-Asian Fusion street food from a York-based, family run operation. They source as many ingredients as possible locally (growing some themselves!).

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Grandad Sausages

Grandad Sausages

It’s 50 years since Grandad Bernard set the standard for this family-run Bury banger business. These days the artisan flavours can be global, but don’t neglect the award winning pork and Bury black pudding (naturally) sausage.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Iberica

Iberica

Bringing the authentic taste of Spain, which has brought such acclaim for their 

Spinningfields restaurant. Check out chicken and seafood paella or bocadillo de Ibérico ham with tomato in a sourdough baguette.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Mowgli

Mowgli

The simple dishes of a Mowgli menu are a million miles away from the curry stereotype. They convey the truth that real Indian food is extremely healthy, often vegan and always packed with fresh flavours.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Oh My Glaze

Oh My Glaze

American style quality street food, inspired by the Deep South. Nominated for Best Street Food in this year’s MF&D Awards

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Mcr Coffee

Mcr Coffee

Independently owned and run company that sells freshly ground coffee and crepes.

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Caribou Poutine

Blue Caribou Poutine

One is from Bolton, the other from Montreal. They lived in Canada and regularly ate poutine (gravy-topped fries and cheese curds). When they settled in the UK, they couldn't find it anywhere, so they set out on a journey to create authentic poutine here in Manchester. Nominated for Best ...

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Chefs

Thomasina Miers: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Thomasina Miers: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Thomasina will be live at the Festival Hub Cookery Theatre performing a cookery demo and signing copies of her new book ‘Home Cook by Thomasina Miers’.

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

Nisha Katona: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Nisha Katona: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Owner of Mowgli restaurants, TV personality and Food Writer, Nisha Katona will be sharing her skills at her first MFDF cookery demo, and will be signing copies of her new book ‘The Spice Tree’.   

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

Kwoklyn Wan: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Kwoklyn Wan: Cookery Demo & Book Signing

Brother of stylist and foodie, Gok Wan, Kwoklyn will be coming to Manchester to demonstrate recipes from his new cookery book Chinese Soul Food and signing copies afterwards.  

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

Aiden Byrne's Cookery Demo

Aiden Byrne's Cookery Demo

Festival favourite and one of Manchester’s most revered food celebrities, Aiden Byrne will be at the Festival Hub for a live cookery demo.

Saturday 7th October 12:00

Bars

Fever-Tree Gin Garden and the Dark Spirits Den

Fever-Tree Gin Garden and the Dark Spirits Den

Returning to Manchester Food and  Drink Festival for the third year in a row, Fever-Tree are introducing you to their new dark spirits mixers range. Coupling their Ultimate Gin & Tonic Bar that we have all come to know and love, they will be serving up their Dark Spirits Den in ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Vin Van Voom at the Hub

Vin Van Voom at the Hub

The silver van is back. Always a Hub magnet for wine lovers, it's now got its own covered seating area, creating a cosy festival wine bar with cushions and blankets to keep the evening chill away. Here co-owner and BBC start Kate Goodman will host a series of ad ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

This year’s Festival Beer Bar represents a non-stop, indieextravaganza of beautiful brews! All on tap, all the way throughthe Fest, and all making up the Festival centrepiece - our hugebeer bar! 

What better way to toast the 20th anniversary of theManchester Food and Drink Festival than by inviting 20breweries from ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

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