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Cathedral Gardens Hub and Across The City

Events Main Programme

16th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Meatless Farm

Meatless Farm

Over both long weekends plant-based meat alternative makers of the moment, Meatless Farm will be serving their excellent vegan cooking products with a full food menu of Meatless Farm Burgers.

Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th September

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Thursday 16th September 6.30pm - 7.15pm and 8.30pm - 9.15pm

Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners are revolutionary genre-bashers who knock traditional Second Lining sideways, opting for upbeat dance tracks over traditional hymns. Hot-stepping out in uniformed style, they channel the spirit of the 24-hour party people, guaranteed to ...

Thursday 16th September 18:00 at The Hub, M4 3BG

17th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Meatless Farm

Meatless Farm

Over both long weekends plant-based meat alternative makers of the moment, Meatless Farm will be serving their excellent vegan cooking products with a full food menu of Meatless Farm Burgers.

Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th September

MFDF Wine and Fizz Festival

MFDF Wine and Fizz Festival

We're delighted to announce that the MFDF Wine and Fizz Festival is back for 2021 and taking place Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September. For one weekend only the stunning surroundings of Halle St Peters on Blossom Street in Ancoats will be taken over by some of the region ...

Friday 17th - Saturday 18th September at Halle St Peters, M4 6BF

The Lottery Winners

The Lottery Winners

Hailing from Leigh, they will be performing an acoustic preview ahead of their first Manchester Live gig at the Ritz on 25th September.  Their new album “Something to Leave the House for” is set for release on Fri 24th September. The band’s debut album reached No 10 in the ...

Friday 17th September 20:00 at The Hub, M4 3BG

18th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Meatless Farm

Meatless Farm

Over both long weekends plant-based meat alternative makers of the moment, Meatless Farm will be serving their excellent vegan cooking products with a full food menu of Meatless Farm Burgers.

Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th September

MFDF Wine and Fizz Festival

MFDF Wine and Fizz Festival

We're delighted to announce that the MFDF Wine and Fizz Festival is back for 2021 and taking place Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September. For one weekend only the stunning surroundings of Halle St Peters on Blossom Street in Ancoats will be taken over by some of the region ...

Friday 17th - Saturday 18th September at Halle St Peters, M4 6BF

Loire Wine Tasting Truck at the Hub

Loire Wine Tasting Truck at the Hub

As part of the annual Loire Bucket List, the Little Loire Wine Truck is popping up at Manchester Food and Drink Festival on the 18th and 19th of September. Stop by for a free, walk-in mini wine tasting (first come, first served, strictly 18+), and the beginning of your Loire ...

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

19th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Meatless Farm

Meatless Farm

Over both long weekends plant-based meat alternative makers of the moment, Meatless Farm will be serving their excellent vegan cooking products with a full food menu of Meatless Farm Burgers.

Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th September

Loire Wine Tasting Truck at the Hub

Loire Wine Tasting Truck at the Hub

As part of the annual Loire Bucket List, the Little Loire Wine Truck is popping up at Manchester Food and Drink Festival on the 18th and 19th of September. Stop by for a free, walk-in mini wine tasting (first come, first served, strictly 18+), and the beginning of your Loire ...

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

20th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

The Bull & Bear Festival Hub Takeover

The Bull & Bear Festival Hub Takeover

  • Tom Kerridge’s Bull and Bear will be taking over the Hub for one night only to create their own very special take on street food with the ultimate pub grub feast and a live music soundtrack to provide the perfect ‘pub at the hub’ atmosphere.

    The three course supper ...

Monday 20th September 19:00 at The Hub, M4 3BG

21st September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

MFDF Curry Club at The Hub

MFDF Curry Club at The Hub

Tickets are now on sale for the MFDF Curry Club - the first of Manchester Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Hub Takeover’ events at Cathedral Gardens. A festival feast like never before, the entire Festival Hub will be the venue for an undercover, al fresco Indian street food celebration on Tuesday ...

Tuesday 21st September 19:00

22nd September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Manchesters Biggest Chippy Tea

Manchesters Biggest Chippy Tea

  • The city’s best loved restaurants, chefs and food traders are coming together to create a mammoth chippie tea feast in homage to one of the region’s best-loved meals…
    The Festival Chippy Tea takeover will see each local hero serving their own take on the classic favourite . They’ll ...

Wednesday 22nd September 17:00

23rd September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

SCHLOSSTOBERFEST

SCHLOSSTOBERFEST

It may not be quite October but on Thursday 23rd Schlosstoberfest Albert Schloss will be getting in the mood with Schlosstoberfest at the Hub. Expect an Oktoberfest Takeover bringing a day of Bavarian delights with brats, pretzels and lederhosen. Free to attend and no need to book - Schloss will be ...

Thursday 23rd September 17:00

24th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well Mcr is the inspiring social enterprise born out of the COVID-19 crisis. Founded by food and drink star Mary-Ellen McTague, Kathleen O’Connor and Gemma Saunders,  Eat Well Mcr provide meals made by chefs and hospitality professionals to people sidelined by poverty. The team will be taking over ...

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

25th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well Mcr is the inspiring social enterprise born out of the COVID-19 crisis. Founded by food and drink star Mary-Ellen McTague, Kathleen O’Connor and Gemma Saunders,  Eat Well Mcr provide meals made by chefs and hospitality professionals to people sidelined by poverty. The team will be taking over ...

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

26th September

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well Mcr is the inspiring social enterprise born out of the COVID-19 crisis. Founded by food and drink star Mary-Ellen McTague, Kathleen O’Connor and Gemma Saunders,  Eat Well Mcr provide meals made by chefs and hospitality professionals to people sidelined by poverty. The team will be taking over ...

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

27th September

MFDF Awards ceremony

MFDF Awards ceremony

After an extraordinary 18 months for the city’s hospitality industry, the MFDF awards aim to highlight as many excellent food and drink businesses and talented hospitality professionals as possible across our region.

The Culminaiton of the festival, our annual awards dinner, taking place at the Ticket Hall, Freight Isalnd ...

Monday 27th September 19:00

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