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Cathedral Gardens Hub and Across The City
Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2019

Festival Hub Saturday 28th September

Events

A Punch Above:How to make the perfect party tipple

A Punch Above:How to make the perfect party tipple

Join Jamie Rowe, JJ Whitley Gin & Vodka Ambassador, as he guides you through how to make the Perfect Party Punch with the knowledge of how to balance readily available ingredients and, of course, the JJ Whitley range. 

You’ll be greeted with a glass of punch on arrival, then Jamie ...

Saturday 28th September 18:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Street Food

Doughology

Doughology

Freshly made Neapolitan wood-fired pizza using the best quality authentic ingredients

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Los Curros Amigos

Los Curros Amigos

Deliciously fresh churros served with their famously rice Begian chocolate sauce.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The English Indian

The English Indian

Homemade classic fast food dishes such as fish and chips or halloumi and chips with an Indian twist.  

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Dim Sum Su

Dim Sum Su

Leading the Dim Sum revolution, street vendor of the finest, freshest Dim Sum food - steamed buns, spring rolls, savoury dumplings, plus a whole lot more.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Coffika

Coffika

Fika is a Swedish custom, a kind of social coffee break where people gather to have a convivial cup of coffee or tea and a few nibbles. It is the inspiration for this caffeine-fuelled operator.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

#Cookie Dough

#Cookie Dough

Signature cookie dough with a range of yummy toppings is freshly baked, emerging with a crispy outer layer and a gooey inside you need a spoon to eat and enjoy.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Humble Kitchen

The Humble Kitchen

Lancashire based, specialising in gourmet Angus steak burgers with locally sourced meat from Chorley butchers J McRobb.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Tampopo

Tampopo

Pan Asian street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, inspired by the owners travelling experiences.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

An alternative chicken experience using their own house made seitan dough, dunking it in a secret dredge and deep frying it. Served with sides inspired by the American Deep South.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

The Ottö-Men

The Ottö-Men

Contemporary Middle Eastern and Med cuisine that has evolved from dynamic duo James and Nick's love of great food. Not just meat-based, their constantly changing menu is veggie and vegan-friendly too. The Ottö-Men are passionate abut the environment so bio packaging and non-GMO comes as standard.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

 Cyprus Kouzina

Cyprus Kouzina

Traditional Cypriot food made using locally sourced ingredients.

Thursday 26th September - Tuesday 1st October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Chefs

Live Cookery Theatre - Ben Chaplin

Live Cookery Theatre - Ben Chaplin

1pm Ben Chaplin – Senior Sous Chef,  20 Stories

Ben has more than 10 years of culinary experience. Starting his career in March 2005, his expertise and knowledge have taken him on a journey leading to working as a Senior Chef across multiple restaurants and hotels in both Manchester and London ...

Saturday 28th September 13:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre -Sam Buckley

Live Cookery Theatre -Sam Buckley

2pm Sam Buckley – Chef/Patron, Where The Light Gets In

Sam started cooking when he was 15. His career is peppered with stints as a journalist and musician, as well as time in the kitchen with such luminaries as Gary Rhodes, Paul Kitching, and Simon Rogan at L’Enclume. He ...

Saturday 28th September 14:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre - Rachel Stockley

Live Cookery Theatre - Rachel Stockley

3pm Rachel Stockley – Head Chef, Levanter

2018 winner Rachel Stockley is one of only three women to scoop Chef of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards. She’s in great company – alongside Mary-Ellen McTague (Aumbry) and Alison Seagrave (Harvey Nichols) – any anyone who has tasted her take ...

Saturday 28th September 15:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre - Andrew Green

Live Cookery Theatre - Andrew Green

4pm Andrew Green – Executive Chef, Mamucium

Andrew will be showcasing his signature dish, the Lancashire hot pot, a superlative version of the traditional favourite he brought with him from The Lowry Hotel to the new restaurant/bar at Hotel Indigo.  The Glossop-born chef’s inspiration and love of food lies ...

Saturday 28th September 16:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Bars

Beer at the Hub

Beer at the Hub

22 Beers for 22 years at Mancehster Brew Fest.                                                           

Celebrating the region's beer boom with ales from across the North West,  the MFDF beer bar will feature a wide range of local craft beers from some of Manchester's best independent breweries including Beartown, Brightside, Three B's, Irwell ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

MFDF Cider Fest

MFDF Cider Fest

The Festival's own little apple-fuelled 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 is a real mini fest-within-a-fest for cider enthusiasts. There'll also be a range ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

Montann English Wine Bar at the Hub

The Festival is delighted to celebrate the glorious quality of contemporary English wines and mineral waters in collaboration with our official Festival Hub wine partner, Montann. These Manchester-based specialists source their wines from the country’s increasingly acclaimed vineyards, carefully selecting grapes grown in chalk rich soilin the heart of ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

JJ Whitely Cocktail Garden at the Hub

J.J. Whitley, a premium spirits range inspired by the British countryside, and Lamb & Watt, a natural range of premium mixers, will be hosting a cocktail garden in Cathedral Gardens. Think a floral oasis complete with a penny farthing, tuk-tuk, candle-lit miniature ferris wheels and cool trailers serving J.J ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Camden Town Brewery Bar

Camden Town Brewery Bar

Camden Town Brewery will be bringing their shipping container bar to the Festival Hub serving up their best brews including Hells Lager, Camden Pale Ale, Camden Pils and Camden Show Off Juicy Lager. As the Festival’s Official Lager Partner there’ll be plenty of beer activity happening throughout including ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Music

CityLife Stage Presents Laura Farrow

CityLife Stage Presents Laura Farrow

Laura Farrows Music gives the catchy folk vibes, capturing songs related to love, friends and life’s rollercoaster. Taking inspiration from local musicians and has been developing her craft for 5 years. As well as hosting musicians at her weekly open mic night. 

Saturday 28th September 12:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Citylife stage presents the Italian job

Citylife stage presents the Italian job

The Italian Job are a “one of a kind” party band from Manchester with over 10 years of experience of performing all over the U.K. and overseas.

Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of Soul, Funk, Reggae, Latin, Italian and Jazz.

The Italian Job roster includes professional musicians from ...

Saturday 28th September 13:45 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

CityLife Stage Presents DoveTales

CityLife Stage Presents DoveTales

"A compelling mix of rock, harmony, country and life"

DoveTales are lead by songwriters, finnish born, Stef Rose and Mancunian born Johnny Evans with fellow Mancunians, Victor Freeman on bass and Chris Joyce on drums providing a solid rhythmic foundation.

Together they are creating a treasure trove of original and ...

Saturday 28th September 15:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

CityLife Stage Presents The Covertones

CityLife Stage Presents The 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 28th September 18:45 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

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