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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Festival Hub Saturday 29th September

Events

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

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

Street Food

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart

Aaarti Ormsby specialises in South Indian snacks and small plates such as bhel puri, gunpowder fries, homestyle lentil dal and masala dosa that champion British produce.

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Deliciously fresh churros served with their famously rich Belgian chocolate sauce. 

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

They sell handmade frankfurters fashioned in Salford with free range pork, seasoned with paprika, mustard and garlic. Made with traditional natural lamb casings and smoked over English fruit woods in a method unique in the hot dog industry. 

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Ottomen

The Ottomen

Contemporary Ottoman and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created with passion.

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Cottonopolis

Cottonopolis

'Japanese Junk Food' from the Northern Quarter bar, once again shortlisted for best in the city. From a kitchen that really understands Oriental street food from tempura to gyoza. 

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Cyprus Kouzina

Cyprus Kouzina

Traditional Cypriot food made using locally sourced ingredients

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Doughology

Doughology

Neopolitan style woodfired pizzas, made using the best quality ingredients to top our own double-prooved pizza bases.

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Big Lebowski

Big Lebowski

Classic Philly cheese steaks made various ways, Classic, Korean,  Jerk plus fries and fresh lemonade

Jerk plus fries and fresh lemonade

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Tampopo

Tampopo

Pan Asian street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, with a fantastic variety of textures and flavours taken from the various cuisines of the countries Tampopo's creators have visited and fallen in love with - from the bustling street markets of Bangkok, the hawker stalls of Singapore and ...

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October

Vive La Crepe

Vive La Crepe

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

Thursday 27th September - Tuesday 2nd October

Chefs

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

Bars

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

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

The Brooklyn Brewery Bus

The Brooklyn Brewery Bus

Beep beep! Brooklyn Brewery will be bringing a brand new American bus bar bus to the Hub serving up a range of brews from their Perennials and Seasonal ranges. Favourites like Brooklyn East IPA, Brooklyn Lager and Bel Air Soul will be on tap alongside their full range of seasonal ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The cider tent

The cider tent

The Festival’s own little cider haven, the MFDF Cider Bar will be pitching up again to bring refreshing ciders to the proceedings. From Weston’s to Addlestone’s and Sheppy’s to Bad Apple this a real mini fest-within-a-fest for cider enthusiasts. There’ll also be a range of ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Manchester Brew Fest

Manchester Brew Fest

Manchester’s beer boom continues and this year the Festival will serve up the city’s greatest brews as well as a plethora from around the region. Craft beers from the trendiest and most innovative of brewers like Blackjack and Cloudwater abound alongside stalwart greatest hits from the big northwest ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Music

Lost Like Alice

Lost Like Alice

Lost Like Alice is a project from Singer-Songwriter Ben Parker, combining his love for the poetic lyric, blues guitar playing, and his ever changing pursuit of multiple genres. Ben has been performing and writing since the age of 11, playing songs about his life in all aspects, most recently playing ...

Wednesday 29th August 12:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Covertones

Covertones

A four piece function band formed in Manchester back in 2009, The Covertones pride themselves on making their audience feel like they're watching all of their favourite acts in one show. Playing indie, rock and pop classics from the 1960s to the present day, their set truly has something ...

Saturday 29th September 20:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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