Manchester food and drink news this week includes the opening of Mackie Mayor in the Northern Quarter, new Booth Street restaurant 1761, last chance to bag tickets for Hanging Ditch wine festival and more…
Open today: Food & drink hall Mackie Mayor opens in NQ (pic)
Altrincham Market’s new outlet in the city opened today (Tue 17 Oct). Over the past couple of weeks, tantalising photos have graced their social media channels, showing menus being worked up alongside sensitive restoration of the beautiful Grade II listed building. We went for a look around and found Fin Fish Bar serving sustainable fish cooked over charcoal, Tender Cow offering the best in beef, Baohouse’s fresh, homemade Taiwanese steamed buns, Honest Crust with their signature pizzas, baked goodies from Katie’s Cakes, Nationale 7 offering rotisserie and many more. Opening day has long been anticipated – as they bed into the new venue, they’re opening the ground floor first and the mezzanine in the following couple of weeks. A welcome addition to Manchester’s gastronomic landscape – and that of the Northern Quarter.
From Tue 17 Oct, Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle Street, Manchester, M4 5BU, noon-10pm, @mackiemayor
New opening: New Booth Street restaurant 1761 coming in November
Situated on Booth Street, new restaurant and bar 1761 is set to open next month. Currently recruiting, the venue is inspired by Manchester’s Industrial Revolution and will serve ‘modern British food and drink done well, from Manchester, in Manchester, for Manchester.’ Watch this space for further details and official opening date.
Book tickets: wine tasting at The George Charles in West Didsbury
Local wine suppliers C&O Wines and West Didsbury gastropub The George Charles are joining forces to hold a wine tasting event with the theme of classic old world wines versus new world counterparts. Over the evening, guests will sample four whites and four reds, with accompanying dishes served from the kitchen. Book your places via the link below.
Wed 18 Oct, The George Charles, 244 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2LW, 7pm, £27, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Food meets culture at Through The Mill festival at Mantra Warehouse
The Ancoats festival returns for another year. Held at Wellington Mill, the day will involve a whole host of live bands, DJs, art, fashion, comedy, spoken word and a dog show. Particular highlights include John Robb in conversation with Pete Lawrence on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on our lives, and Tobin Lochrie’s Northern Soul dance class. Offering sustenance through that packed schedule, Mama Sue’s will be serving veggie and meaty deep south American street food, Gourmegg will be there for all your scotch egg needs, the Vegan Organic Network have got your back, and there will be a house bar with plenty of craft beer, wine and soft drinks, too. Tickets and details on full listings are available via the link below. Read our preview here.
Sat 21 Oct, Mantra Warehouse, Wellington House, Pollard Street, Manchester, M40 7FS, prices vary, 6pm-3am, www.ticketweb.uk
Book tickets: Stretfood Canteen pop-up in Heaton Moor
For one night only, Stretford Canteen is back. Appearing at Heaton Moor venue Pokusevski + Catena, they will be serving guests a four-course set menu. Meat or vegan menus are available and all food will be locally sourced, organic and gluten free. The bar will be open as usual, with vegan wines, beers and cocktail on offer.
Wed 25 Oct, Pokusevski + Catena, 13 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4AG, 7pm, £25, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Book tickets: hangingditch wine festival at Manchester Cathedral
In the stunning surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, hangingditch’s two day festival is back for 2017. Too big now to occupy the shop, the neighbouring Cathedral now plays host to the event. With an unholy amount of wine, gin, whisky, champagne and sherry to sample, there will also be food from Umezushi, Harvey & Brockless, Brindisa and Beehive Food. There are sessions on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, with various experts present to guide you through wine bouquets and notes aplenty. It’s a popular event, so book now to avoid missing out.
Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, Fri: 6-9.30pm, Sat 1-3.30pm & 5-8.30pm, prices vary, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Coffee Masterclass with Takk & Cup North Go and learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee in a joint event between Takk and Cup North, as Nick Cho presents the December Dripper. Tue 17 Oct, Takk, 6 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF, 6.30pm www.eventbrite.co.uk
Yakumama pop up at Ancoats General Store. Local Latin American street food heroes Yakumama offer food to take out. Thu 18 Oct, Ancoats General Store, 57 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AB, noon-8pm, @yakumama00
Published on: Tue 17 Oct 2017