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

Festival Hub Thursday 3rd October

Events

An Evening With Paco Perez and Tast

An Evening With Paco Perez and Tast

Catalan cuisine experts Tast present a very special evening in the Dining Dome as they host a three-course dinner designed, cooked and served by Tast’s Head Chef Miquel Villacrosa and the Michelin-starred Spanish cooking giant, Paco Perez. Paco is Tast’s world famous Executive Chef. Based in Barcelona, he ...

Thursday 3rd October 19:30 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

Street Food

Grandad’s Sausages

Grandad’s Sausages

Gourmet banger purveyors still going strong 50 years after Grandad Bernard founded the business in Bury. Going with the times, expect global flavours alongside old favourites.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Señor Paella

Señor Paella

Partners Fernando and Lesley bring you an authentic taste of Spain with their delicious big pan paellas, chorizo rolls, homemade meatballs in salsa and traditional patatas bravas.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget

This new concept aims to deliver fresh and approachable street food only using high-end techniques and local products. This little gold spec of Manchester street food offers chicken nuggets, tofu nuggets, gourmet wraps, smoked pork hash browns and hand cut chips. 

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Baratxuri

Baratxuri

Basque BBQ specialising in roasting and grilling whole fish and big meat cuts over a wood-fired flame. Meat and fish are sourced both locally and from specialised suppliers in the Basque Country. 

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Cyprus Kouzina

Cyprus Kouzina

Traditional Cypriot food made using locally sourced ingredients.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Love is Churros

Love is Churros

Churros champions, chef Matt and baker Ruth, run their family business from their gorgeous vintage horse box, importing churros flour direct from Spain. In their quest for authenticity - and for the sheer spectacle - they manually pipe the batter into their large fryer.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Proove

Proove

Freshly-made wood-fired, topped dough from West Didsbury's favourite pizza joint.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Parmogeddon

Parmogeddon

Specialising in the chicken “Parmo.” The parmo is an extremely popular takeaway dish native to Middlesbrough and the North East.

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Thanks A Latte

Thanks A Latte

A coffee trailer serving speciality tea and coffee with the little side of a Danish pastries or cookie

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Vive La Crepe

Vive La Crepe

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

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Backs Deli

Backs Deli

A local independent delicatessen who will be serving authentic Mexican street food

Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th October

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 Lost Like Alice

CityLife Stage Presents 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 ...

Thursday 3rd October 12:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

citylife night takeover: the happy soul

citylife night takeover: the happy soul

The Happy Soul are a four piece melodic power-pop band from Manchester, UK. They have recently released their second studio album, ‘Big Wow’ to critical acclaim. ‘Big Wow, the second album from The Happy Soul, is an enjoyable blend of strong harmonies, pop panache and swingin’ highs relived, when necessary ...

Thursday 3rd October 19:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

CITYLIFE NIGHT TAKEOVER: THE BE POSITIVES

CITYLIFE NIGHT TAKEOVER: THE BE POSITIVES

The Be Positives are the product of a generation none of them belonged to. Formed in 2017 from garage rock combos Proto Idiot and Antelopes, the band make a 60s/70s pop sound for today. Strong melodies, jangly bright guitars and a loud rhythm section are their bedrock. Mike (Guitar ...

Thursday 3rd October 20:15 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

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