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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Festival Hub Saturday 6th 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

The Big Indie Wine Fest

The Big Indie Wine Fest

After a fabulous debut in Manchester Hall’s grand, Grade II listed surrounds last year, Festival favourite, the Big Indie Wine Fest will be returning to the venue for an extra special, bigger than ever Big Indie Wine Fest! As ever Manchester’s finest independent wine merchants along with some ...

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th October at Manchester Hall, M3 3BT

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Enjoy a real treat from the North West as Living Ventures senior operations chef Dave Critchley, joins forces with Colin Woodall of award-winning Woodall’s Charcuterie to illustrate the delicious versatility of their range and its history within the region. You will get to sample the delights of proper British ...

Saturday 6th October 13:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

 Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard  and Emma Thackray

Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard and Emma Thackray

Fancy making your own kimchi sauerkraut or kombucha? Julia Goddard from Altrincham Market's Plucky Pickle and Emma Thackray from Booch and Brine will show you how. Julia specialises in widely available small batch pickles and ferments with fresh ingredients and no additives; Emma, who got into wild fermenting while ...

Saturday 6th October 14:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

Have you ever wondered what's so special about tuna in the world of sushi? Chef Omar Rodriguez of Umezushi will be sharing his experience and knowledge on one of the most sought after sushi ingredients. The Gran Canaria-born Japanese food whizz is shortlisted for Chef of the Year in ...

Saturday 6th October 15:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

The Creameries in Chorlton showcases hand-made farmhouse cheeses, wild meats, seafood and  locally grown vegetables, alongside fresh bread baked on the premises. Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, ex-Aumbry and The Fat Duck, shows you how easy  it is to make your own curds at home, whilst  head baker, Chris Cahill, demonstrates the ...

Saturday 6th October 16:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Fiona Beckett - Six Wines that Shaped My Career

Fiona Beckett - Six Wines that Shaped My Career

A treat for all wine lovers. Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and drink journalist, author and web publisher with over 25 years experience of writing for the UK's top newspapers and magazines. She is currently wine columnist for The Guardian and National Geographic Travel Food magazine and restaurant ...

Saturday 6th October 18:30 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

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

Chefs

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Woodall’s Charcuterie Masterclass with Dave Critchley

Enjoy a real treat from the North West as Living Ventures senior operations chef Dave Critchley, joins forces with Colin Woodall of award-winning Woodall’s Charcuterie to illustrate the delicious versatility of their range and its history within the region. You will get to sample the delights of proper British ...

Saturday 6th October 13:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

 Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard  and Emma Thackray

Fermenting Masterclass with Julia Goddard and Emma Thackray

Fancy making your own kimchi sauerkraut or kombucha? Julia Goddard from Altrincham Market's Plucky Pickle and Emma Thackray from Booch and Brine will show you how. Julia specialises in widely available small batch pickles and ferments with fresh ingredients and no additives; Emma, who got into wild fermenting while ...

Saturday 6th October 14:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

How to make Tuna with Omar Rodriguez

Have you ever wondered what's so special about tuna in the world of sushi? Chef Omar Rodriguez of Umezushi will be sharing his experience and knowledge on one of the most sought after sushi ingredients. The Gran Canaria-born Japanese food whizz is shortlisted for Chef of the Year in ...

Saturday 6th October 15:00 at The Dining Dome, M25DB

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

Make fresh curd with Mary-Ellen McTague & bread with Chris Cahill

The Creameries in Chorlton showcases hand-made farmhouse cheeses, wild meats, seafood and  locally grown vegetables, alongside fresh bread baked on the premises. Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, ex-Aumbry and The Fat Duck, shows you how easy  it is to make your own curds at home, whilst  head baker, Chris Cahill, demonstrates the ...

Saturday 6th October 16:00 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

Son of William

Son of William

Son Of William is a collaboration between Hayley and Ben which seems to have been lifted straight from a film script. 

Having forged individually hugely successful solo careers, they found themselves as tutors to each other - Hayley guiding Ben through singing lessons; Ben teaching Hayley guitar. 

The common ground they ...

Saturday 6th October - Thursday 6th September

Whoever and the Somethings

Whoever and the Somethings

The female fronted live band can get the party started anywhere they go! 

Having graduated from Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Whoever and the Somethings put on an engaging, classy live show showcasing a repertoire of songs that range from the 1950s through to modern day hits ...

Saturday 6th October 20:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

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