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Festival Hub Sunday 8th 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

Manchester Tart Off

Manchester Tart Off

In celebration of 20 years of MFDF, the Festival are resurrecting a competition that was staged in year 1… The search to find the best Manchester Tart in Manchester.
The people of Greater Manchester will be asked to put their heart into the tart and enter their homemade creations so ...

Sunday 8th October 13:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Goatober Manchester

Goatober Manchester

Goatober is the UK’s month-long celebration of goat meat, making use of male billy goats, who to date have been euthanised at birth as a waste product of the dairy industry.  During October, restaurants nationwide are putting a goat dish pride of place on their menus to urge diners ...

Sunday 8th October 19:30 at The Koffee Pot, M4 1LE

Dr John Cooper Clarke with very special guests at The Mayfield

Dr John Cooper Clarke with very special guests at The Mayfield

Salford born and bred poet and comedian, Dr John Cooper Clarke and special guests Mike Garry and Toria Garbutt will be taking over the incredible space at the Mayfield Depot for one night only, on Sunday 8th October for a live and exclusive show.

Expect an evening like no other ...

Sunday 8th 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

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 - Paris Returns!

MFDF City Life Stage - Paris Returns!

Paris is a young, versatile and talented Soprano originally from Liverpool, UK. Specialist in classical crossover, musical theatre, folk and opera singing. Paris is an accomplished professional and has performed for over 10 years. During this time she trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and the junior RNCM ...

Sunday 8th October 13:30

MFDF City Life Stage - Katie Ellen returns

MFDF City Life Stage - Katie Ellen returns

Katie is a singer/songwriter from the UK who is heavily influenced by the Country genre. She has been writing since she was 16 but has only just began to focus on releasing music after years of performing and teaching. “Can’t We Just Be Friends” is her debut single ...

Sunday 8th October 15:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Alex WARD RETURNS!

MFDF City Life Stage - Alex WARD RETURNS!

Alex Ward is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Manchester.

Influenced by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Bon Iver and Bob Dylan to name a few. With his use of soulful vocals, honest lyrics and melodic guitar he is really something to look out for over the next ...

Sunday 8th October 16:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Pablo IS baCK!

MFDF City Life Stage - Pablo IS baCK!

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 ...

Sunday 8th October 17:00

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