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

Festival Hub Sunday 29th September

Events

Edible Fungi Foray

Edible Fungi Foray

This is event promises to be a fun-filled, enjoyable afternoon of mushroom hunting, seeking out a selection of common yet delicious edible wild mushrooms. Learn how to differentiate the finest edibles from the woodlands most poisonous species.

The foray will last 2 1/2 to 3 hours and will be ...

at Hare and Hounds Pub, BL0 9RY

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

Join us on Sunday 29thSeptember as we create a Vegan paradise at the Festival Hub hosted by musician and journalist John Robb. The ‘Vegan Kitchen’ will take over the Dining Dome Live Cookery Theatre throughout the day. From 12pm – 4pm some of the leading lights from Manchester’s huge vegan ...

Sunday 29th September 12:00 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

A plant based evening with Shaun Ryder, John Robb and Bundobust

A plant based evening with Shaun Ryder, John Robb and Bundobust

Broadcaster, musician and journalist John Robb is a vegan of 10 years, and Shaun Ryder is a Pescatarian Happy Monday who loves vegan food. Together they will be hosting a vegan feast from their favourite restaurant Bundobust. John will host a lively conversation with Shaun as they talk about their ...

Sunday 29th September 18:00 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

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

Join us on Sunday 29thSeptember as we create a Vegan paradise at the Festival Hub hosted by musician and journalist John Robb. The ‘Vegan Kitchen’ will take over the Dining Dome Live Cookery Theatre throughout the day. From 12pm – 4pm some of the leading lights from Manchester’s huge vegan ...

Sunday 29th September 12:00 at The Dining Dome, 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 Rivers Run

CityLife Stage Presents Rivers Run

Rich harmonies, delicate finger-picking and soulful soundscapes that invite and captivate, Rivers Run will be performing an acoustic set of their carefully crafted original songs, and some of their favourite covers too

Sunday 29th September 13:45 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

CityLife Stage Presents Derailer

CityLife Stage Presents Derailer

"A brilliant young band," says Inspiral Carpets legend Clint Boon. Derailer hail from Stockport and the 15-year-olds are celebrating the release of their debut single 'High Tide'. Expect synths, bluesy rock 'n' roll and a high-energy performance of their own original songs.

Sunday 29th September 15:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

CityLife Stage Presents Ellis Johnson

CityLife Stage Presents Ellis Johnson

Ellis Johnson is a singer/songwriter from Manchester whose catchy acoustic pop, great hooks and lyrical themes are the definition of meaningful feel good music. Ellis Johson's songs about the roller coasters of life ad the ups and downs of everything are personal as well as fictional.

Sunday 29th September 17:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

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