This week's food and drink news features a new restaurant for John Dalton Street, heaps of Christmas markets, a brew tap just a train ride away and a vegan supper at a football club.
Coming soon: George’s Great British Kitchen
Set to arrive in Manchester early next year, the family-run restaurant is the creation of two Nottingham school friends with the flagship restaurant in their city (pictured). Now open in Newcastle, Liverpool and Leeds, they were originally traditional fish and chip restaurants. With a broader menu on offer, dishes served include chicken in a basket, runny-yolked Scotch eggs, a stacked fish burger as well as traditional desserts such as steamed puddings, crumbles and tarts. A fully stocked gin bar will offer variants from across the country, specialising in gin cocktails. Watch this space for an official opening date.
Opening early 2018, 29 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6DS. www.georgesgreatbritishkitchen.co.uk
GRUB Food Fair: Christmas edition
Hello December, hello festive GRUB. The first of three Christmassy weekends, Read our preview here.
Fri 1-Sat 2 Dec, 12-10pm, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, Manchester, M12 6HR, noon-10pm www.facebook.com
Every day in December: Winterlast Christmas festival at Sadler’s Yard
A wooden winter grotto is arriving on Sadler’s Yard square this Friday. Open up to Saturday 23 December, there is loads of time to check out the changing food menu and seasonal drinks, as well as checking out a classic Christmas film in the new 40-seater cinema at NOMA. Read our preview here.
Fri 1-Sat 23 Dec, Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, NOMA, Manchester, M60 0AB, 4-11.30pm, www.eventbrite.com
This Saturday: Levy Christmas Market
Held in the usual spot at Levenshulme train station car park, this week’s Levy Market is offering the chance to tackle present buying early, from social enterprises, local artists and independent traders. There will also be Christmas trees to buy plus street food and mulled cider.
Sat 2 Dec, Levenshulme Market, Levenshulme Train Station car park, Levenshulme, M19 3AB, 10am-4pm, www.facebook.com
This Sunday: Huddersfield’s Magic Rock Brewtap
With Magic Rock beers featuring heavily on bars across the city, journey out to the original brewtap this Sunday for their annual food and drink festival. Street food served at the event will come from the Low ‘N’ Slow barbeque, Fritto Italian Street Food, vegan fare from Wholesome Junkies, and The Great North Pie Company. Plus there will be stalls from Dark Woods Coffee, The Unusual Chutney Company, The Handmade Bakery and more.
Launching at the event will be collaboration between Magic Rock and local raw milk ice cream makers Dixon’s. Together they have created a milk ice porter called Dairyfreak which will be available on draught, alongside the usual tasty Magic Rock suspects.
Sun 3 Dec, Magic Rock Tap, Willow Park Business Centre, Willow Lane, Huddersfield, HD1 5EB, noon-7pm www.facebook.com
Supper club: Nicely Kitchen's Vegan Christmas feast at Altrincham football club
Back with their second festival, Nicely Kitchen is holding an all vegan party and you’re all invited. Serving up their own cakes, cocktails and mulled wine, they’ve also being joined by some of their fellow vegan foodie mates. Expect healthy fare from Rosie & Organic, Wholesome Junkies, LovingFood, Bounceback Food, as well as A Kind Mama vegan bakery, Pimpin’ Pancakes, and Vork Pie. With plenty of arts and crafts stalls, there will be DJs playing all night, and some of the money raised is being donated to local charity Dogs 4 Rescue.
Fri 8 Dec, 5-11pm, £2 entry, Altrincham Football Club, J. Davidson Stadium, Altrincham, WA15 8AP, www.facebook.com
The Refuge Arms presents Art of the Brew: Thu 30 Nov, Magic Rock x Thornbridge collaboration & party for £5 - read our preview: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Seven Bro7thers Christmas Brewback: Fri 1 Dec, 5-11.30pm, Seven Bro7hers Brewery, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford, M50 1DS: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Lancs Mead Tasting: Sun 10 Dec, Beer Nouveau Brewery Tap, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY: 2-5.30pm, £15,