Bookings are now open for Escape To Freight Island, the new immersive food, drink, art and music space that’s taken over Mayfield Depot. Visitors can make table reservations via their official website ahead of the venue’s official debut on Friday July 24 – however spaces are limited during their initial soft-launch period. After weeks of speculation following the appearance of mysterious posters around town, the full concept for Escape To Freight Island was revealed just a few weeks ago – promising an immersive urban landscape featuring restaurant quality food vendors, live music and more.

This new cultural experience will be created in the spirit of Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens or New York’s Coney Island and boast inventive bars, secret dens, visual art and festival takeovers, alongside a programme of family-based entertainment. Adhering to the strict social distancing rules that have become the new normal for many, Escape To Freight Island will open with a capped 600 person limit before welcoming its ultimate capacity of 2,500 people next year. The venture comes as part of a new £1.4bn regeneration project that aims to transform the Mayfield Depot and its surrounding areas into a vibrant and family-friendly city centre destination.

In addition to the goodies listed above, the venue also states that it will feature a 70s New York-style roller disco, a retro games corridor and hidden hi-fi audio bar which will transform into a karaoke venue named Queen Samantha’s. All this will sit alongside food trucks, retail space and a bike park. When it comes to eats, visitors can expect the likes of taco experts Madre, pizza-by-the-slice from Peckham’s Voodoo Rays (marking their first outpost up-North) and Ramsbottom’s pioneering grill Baratxuri. The first area of the venue to open will be dubbed ‘Platform 15’ – making reference to the numerous posters spotted around town. To book your table follow the button below.

Wed 1 Jul, Escape To Freight Island,
Mayfield Depot,
, Tel: 0161 806 0078, 11 Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PY
Simon Bland
Published on:
Sat 18 Jul 2020