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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Festival Hub Thursday 4th October

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

Manchester Shares -Small Plates Safari

Manchester Shares -Small Plates Safari

Foodies are challenged to try out as many Manchester restaurants as they can during the Festival as dozens of the finest restaurants in  the city offer up a signature small plate along with a beer, wine or spirit for just £5.

Participating restaurants are Automatic Cafe, Harvey Nichols, HOME, Iberica ...

Sunday 30th September - Thursday 4th October

Extraordinary Experiences at the Loft

Extraordinary Experiences at 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 ...

Thursday 4th October - Sunday 5th August at The Loft, M3 3HN

Mock Meat Revolution meets Asian Street Food

Mock Meat Revolution meets Asian Street Food

Vegan mock meat experience for all, with crowd-pleasing Pan Asian street food, served up at East Street's brand new venue in Piccadilly Gardens.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Jackie Kearney's new book Vegan Mock Meat Revolution, with a special one-off menu featuring delicious new plant-based recipes ...

Thursday 4th October 18:00 at East Street, M1 1RG

Cheese Tasting at Lunya

Cheese Tasting at Lunya

Join this Catalan inspired deli for a fabulously relaxed evening of all things cheese. Lunya has one of the world's best Spanish cheese collections and this night will showcase many of them.

   
You will hear about how cheese is made, discover different styles and taste 12 different cheeses with ...

Thursday 4th October 18:30 at Lunya, M3 2BB

Hatch Pop Up Supper Club

Hatch Pop Up Supper Club

Hatch,  the new  pop-up food,  drink and retail  destination on Oxford  Road and a selection of  its fantastic street food traders past and present will be taking over  the Dining Dome for the evening and staging  a special Hatch Supper Club. A five course dinner will be served up with ...

Thursday 4th October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club will be headlining the CityLife stage on Thursday 4th October with a free live show! The Manchester four-piece who have just released their new acoustic EP 'For all here to observe' will be taking over the stage for one night only in an excting and exclusive ...

Thursday 4th October 20:00

Street Food

Cafe Cannoli

Cafe Cannoli

Freshly filled traditional cannoli, made with the finest Sicilian ingredients.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, 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 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Knuckle Sandwich Co

Knuckle Sandwich Co

A meaty new venture from those crazy guts behind Diamond Dogs. Expect the likes of Philly cheese steak and jerk pork meatloaf. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Baratxuri

Baratxuri

The 2017 Manchester Food and Drink Awards Casual Restaurant of the Year (with chef Rachel Stockley nominated in best chef category this year) brings its Basque pintxos to the Festival. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Beastro

Beastro

Gourmet burgers made from immaculately sourced meat from the team behind the Spinnigfields Left Bank eaterie. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Bundobust

Bundobust

Manchester's Restaurant of the Year 2017 with their winning combo of Indian veggie snacks and craft beer show their street credentials. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Rockin Buddha

Rockin Buddha

Chinese vegan street food that ticks lots of healthy boxes and is also quite delicious.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Waffle Island

Waffle Island

Sweet and savoury bubble waffles and coconut macaroons.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

MCR Coffee

MCR Coffee

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

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Grandad's Sausages

Grandad's 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 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Salvis

Salvis

A taste of Southern Italy from the city centre indie chain that prides itself on its authentic sourcing adds a touch of Dolce Vita to the street food scene.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Melted Cheese Hut

The Melted Cheese Hut

Classic cheese dishes with a modern twist including gourmet toasties and melted cheese sides.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club will be headlining the CityLife stage on Thursday 4th October with a free live show! The Manchester four-piece who have just released their new acoustic EP 'For all here to observe' will be taking over the stage for one night only in an excting and exclusive ...

Thursday 4th October 20:00

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