Here's Your Chance To Dine At One Of Manchester's Most Historic Buildings

And all for a great cause...


It seems that the 2016 Manchester Food and Drink Festival is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Fresh from keeping you up to speed on the much anticipated Manchester Bake Off, we can now provide with details of another exciting element of the festival, namely the Hidden Banquets. 

So, what's this all about?

The Hidden Banquets allow festival-goers to dine at undiscovered and historic places around Manchester. 

This year, there are three such events:

- 'Innovation' by Aiden Byrne

- 'Industry' by Dan Doherty


- 'TV' by Milkjam.

Today will be concentrating on Doherty's contribution to events. 'Industry' will be taking place at the Bonded Warehouse (the site of the old Granada Studios on Quay Street) on Saturday the 8th of October and aims to raise vital funds for Action Against Hunger. 

175 people will be able to attend the banquet at a warehouse which was one of the most important buildings in shaping Manchester's cultural identity and heritage. 

It's a great opportunity to eat some delicious food and meet some new people, all the while contributing to AAH which is a global humanitarian organisation committing to ending world hunger. 

Dan, who is Group Executive Chef at London’s acclaimed 24-hour restaurant, Duck and Waffle, has chosen to raise vital funds for a charity very close to his heart, Action Against Hunger, who he has supported for many years. Speaking about the event, he said:

Action Against Hunger is an obvious charity for me. As chefs we spend so much time refining food, it makes sense to make sure those that don't have any, get some. 

Not many people have the luxury to do what they love. I am one of the lucky ones… As a chef, I have the opportunity to be inventive and create truly memorable experiences that resonate with people, and I’m looking forward to doing that in a fantastic city and such an extraordinary location.”

A ticket will cost you £80 but it really is worth it. Action Against Hunger is a great cause and you'll get to experience Manchester like few others have before.

You can book your seat here and be sure to tell your friends. 

You can find out more about the other Hidden Banquet events by visiting here.

Written By

James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.