Manchester’s food and drink news this week includes a pop up restaurant at Victoria Baths, new food menu for Seven Bro7hers, a return for Almost Famous, even more gin at Manchester Cathedral, cheese and beer at Beermoth and more.

Taps Takeover at Kosmonaut
DEYA Brewing Company head to Northern Quarter bar Kosmonaut for a weekend-long tap takeover. They will be serving their flagship Steady Rolling Man (American Pale Ale 5.2%), as well as Waterfall (DIPA 8.8%), Into the Haze (IPA 6.2%), Eyebrows (Session Pale Ale 3.8%) and See Man’s Driving a Belgian Wit (Dry Hopped Wit 5.4%). Pop in to sample some new brews.
Thu 28 Sep: 4pm-1am
Fri 29-Sat 30 Sep: 12pm-2am
Sun 1 Oct: 12-11pm
Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF, Tel: 07496 977443,

Almost Famous returns to NQ with new look and new burgers
The flagship restaurant is back and it’s got a brand new outfit to wear. They have a whole new menu of burger creations in the original extravagant style, and they’re inviting everyone down to preview them this weekend. On Thu 28 Sep, there is a free burger take away at noon, plus a party from 7pm with free food and fun all night. On Fri 29 Sep, the first 20 people through the door will receive a black card, guaranteeing them to a free weekly burger for A YEAR. To break that down – that’s 52 burgers. (You’re welcome.) The following 20 people also get a burger gratis, there and then. The first ten people through the doors on Sat 30 Sep and Sun 1 Oct eat for free. With a whole new feel and artwork, head down to welcome back one of the Northern Quarters rowdiest residents. Enter our comp to win a meal for two here.
Almost Famous, 100-102 High Street, Manchester, M4 1HP, Tel: 0161 244 9422,

Soft opening at veggie haven 1847 Manchester
The vegetarian restaurant is now open. At a new venue just around the corner from Grafene, there has been a soft launch this week to get everything in place, and they’re ready for you. Check out the new menu and opening times here.
Open now, 1847 Manchester, Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HN, Tel: 0161 832 8994,

Seven Bro7hers bar launches new food menu
The Ancoats beerhouse haven is now serving food, from today. Expect small plates, salads, toasties, sandwiches, and large plates such as grilled asparagus and prosciutto with hollandaise sauce, chickpea and avocado salad with raspberry pickled onions, goats’ cheese and caramelised red onion toastie, steak and stilton sandwich on sourdough, or 24-hour marinated double IPA chicken with wild rice, kale and cranberry salad. There will also be sharing platters of four or eight meats and cheeses from a selected menu including Finocchiona (Tuscan pork infused with Italian fennel), Bresaola (tender salt cured fillet beef from Valtellina), Red Windsor (a mottled cheddar infused with port and brandy) or Scamorza (a smoked soft Italian cow’s milk cheese). Pop in to check out the new offering in the comforting wooden surroundings of the bar. Follow updates here: @SEVENBRO7MCR
Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse, 33 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5AF,

New date added for Gin festival at Manchester Cathedral
Run by The Gin Society, a session on this Thursday has been added to the festival held in the salubrious surroundings of Manchester Cathedral. Although Friday has sold out, tickets are available for this new session as well as for Saturday daytime and evening. A huge amount of gins, mixers and combinations are on offer to sample, as well as live music and food stalls. Buy tickets via the link below.
Thu 28-Sat 30 Sep, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, 6.30-11pm, tickets are £7.50,

Book now: MFDF17 + Tampopo join forces at Mayfield Depot
To celebrate Tampopo’s 20th birthday party, they’ve joined forces with Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2017 for an evening of street food, cocktails and music in the beautiful and unique Mayfield Depot. Money from each ticket sold will go to local cancer charity, The Tim Bacon Foundation. Beginning with a cocktail bucket reception, Tampopo classic starters of chicken satay, gyoza, spring rolls and rendang roti bites will be served as canapés, followed by mains of Thai curry noodles, beef rendang and Singaporean curry, finishing with a flaky roti pancake dessert. Music is in the form of Manchester legends Rowetta, Graeme Park and Clint Boon.
Fri 29 Sep, Mayfield Depot, Fairfield Street, Manchester, M1 2QF, 7.30pm, tickets are £30 each or £50 for a pair,

Book now: French cheese and beer at Beermoth
Billed as Paris’s answer to Beermoth, the Manchester bottle shop is welcoming over French friends Jaclyn and Pierre Gidel from Bièrocratie for an evening of French cheese and beer selected by the Mancunians. The four cheeses are being brought over by the pair, sourced from their favourite fromagerie, and Beermoth beer aficionados will explain why they’ve paired them with the beers chosen. There are tickets available at the moment but they’re extremely limited, so snap them up whilst you can.
Sat 30 Sep, Beermoth, 70 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LG, 5-7pm, tickets are £20,

MFDF presents food, wine, workshops & more at Harvey Nichols
Manchester Food and Drink Festival returns this week, celebrating 20 years at the heart of the city’s dining scene. Every year, venues across Greater Manchester pull out all the stops for the Festival. Harvey Nichols is taking part with a celebration of food and drink called ‘Taste on Two’ on Monday 2 October, as well as and an evening set menu, available throughout the Festival, that includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Read our full preview here.
Taste on Two event: Mon 2 Oct, Second Floor Bar and Brasserie, Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester M1 1AD. Tel: 0161 828 8898, 6-9pm, £10 (redeemable against Food market and Wine Shop purchases made on the evening), £22 three course / £18 two course menu with a glass of Prosecco: Thu 28 Sep – Mon 9 Oct, Mon to Fri only, from 5pm,

Pop-up restaurant at Victoria Baths
Greater Manchester Youth Network and Manchester Deaf Centre have come together to create a pop up restaurant called the Open Kitchen where young cooks create dishes after being mentored by a local chef. A great chance to help local charities whilst also eating delicious foods created from scratch in one of the city’s finest buildings.
Sun 8 Oct, Victoria Baths, 32 Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0FE. 12pm-6pm, £12 (£6 concession)

Thu 28 Sep-Sun 1 Oct, Weird Beard Bar Takeover at The Pilcrow Pub, Hanover Street, Sadler’s Yard, Manchester, M60 0AB, 12-10pm,
Thu 28 Sep-Sun 1 Oct, Magic Rock Takeover at Common, 39-41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW, 12pm-midnight,

Tue 26 Sep - Sun 8 Oct
Kate Holmes
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Thu 28 Sep 2017