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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

MAD Cocktail Week

MAD Cocktail Week

Shaking things up with a celebration of all things cocktail, MAD Ltd will be hosting a series of pop-up events, bespoke serves and exclusive discounts across their five Northern Quarter bars; Hula, Rosylee, The Fitzgerald, Walrus and Tusk.

Here’s a little taste of what’s on offer… But there ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Northern Quarter, M1 1DW

The Big Indie Wine Fest

The Big Indie Wine Fest

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

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

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 12:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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 14:00 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 15:30

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 17:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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 Mexican Feast

Thomasina Miers Mexican Feast

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

Thomasina and the Wahaca team will be hosting a Day of the Dead Banquet at the Mayfield Depot, involving a five-course dinner comprising traditional Mexican dishes such as agua chile negro with scallop ...

Saturday 7th October 19:30 at Mayfield Depot , M12 6HR

Street Food

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

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

http://www.loschurrosamigos.co.uk/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/eatnysd/?rf=275701382799487

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.

https://www.proove.co.uk/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/thewaffleisland/

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.

http://www.themacfactory.co.uk/

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!).

https://www.littlesomboonkitchen.co.uk/sitemap/

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.

http://www.grandadssausages.com/

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

Ibérica

Ibérica

Committed to bring you an authentic taste of Spain, Spinningfields restaurant Ibérica will showcase their Paella Valenciana with chicken, crafted Valencian style: dry, with crunchy, caramelised Socarrat. Fried Chorizo Lollypops with pear alioli, and their Patatas with Brava or Alioli sauce. 

To find out more about Ibérica CLICK HERE 

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.

http://www.mowglistreetfood.com/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/ohmyglaze/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/mcrcoffee/

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

Holy Crab

Holy Crab

Superb seafood snacks and fresh oysters from an unholy female duo.

Nominated for Best Street Food in the MFDF Awards!

Website

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October

Chefs

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 12:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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 14:00 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 15:30

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 17:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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, indie extravaganza of beautiful brews! All on tap, all the way through the Fest, and making up the Festival centrepiece - our hugebeer bar! 

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

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

The Cider House

The Cider House

Calling all cider lovers, The Cider House at the Festival Hub is the place to be!

This bespoke bar is teeming with tasty tipples, too – among the line-up Lilley’s Apple & Pear and Lemon & Lime, Wild Dog, Mango, Merry Monkey, Red Rabbit, Sunset and Captain Rum.

Make your way through ...

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

Music

MFDF City Life Stage - Dave Fidler Duo

MFDF City Life Stage - Dave Fidler Duo

'Exhilarating and classic songs' - R2 Magazine 
'Excellent song writing' - Tom Robinson, 6 Music

Dave’s debut album I’m Not Here was recorded in a day, unplugged on a 1960's reel-to-reel tape machine. Produced by Sam Jones (Alex Turner, Corrinne Bailey Rae).

Following the release of his album and ...

Saturday 7th October 12:45

MFDF City Life Stage - Charlotte Gallagher returns!

MFDF City Life Stage - Charlotte Gallagher returns!

“I am Charlotte Gallagher, now a 21-year old professional singer/dancer/actress.

It is only now that I have sat down to write this biography that I have looked back at what I have actually done during my stage career so far but I now realise just how much I ...

Saturday 7th October 15:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Christian is back!

MFDF City Life Stage - Christian is back!

After a dramatic and unexpected exit from ‘The X Factor’ 2016 in which Christian won the hearts of the judges and the nation with his original song about his later brother,  Christian supported Ben Haenow on his 2017 UK Tour.

He is now currently recording at the world class Metropolis ...

Saturday 7th October 16:30

MFDF City Life Stage: Corella Return!

MFDF City Life Stage: Corella Return!

Fresh indie-pop four piece band Corella started their journey in Manchester 2016. Joel (Vocals/Guitar), Ben (Vocals/Bass), Jack (Guitar) and James (Drums) are currently bouncing between the studio & the road with their powerful, positive vocals, funky guitars & energetic drums.

Their singles have been supported by the likes ...

Saturday 7th October 17:30

MFDF City Life Stage - Whoever & The Somethings are back!

MFDF City Life Stage - Whoever & The Somethings are back!

"Whoever & the Somethings are a versatile live band available to hire for functions and events. The female fronted outfit can tailor their set up, and set list, for any event, performing as a 5 piece band as well as an acoustic duo or trio.

Having graduated from Paul McCartney’s ...

Saturday 7th October 19:00

MFDF City Life Stage: Pablo Returns!

MFDF City Life Stage: Pablo Returns!

I'm Pablo Blanquito part of Better Days / Idle Moments a collective who DJ and put on events around Manchester and have done for the last 6 years. We've worked out of lots of excellent spaces such as First Chop Brewing Arm, Texture, Stage and Radio, Carlton Club, Blackdog ...

Saturday 7th October 21:00

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