• GRUB back at the Fairfield and Belgians pop up at the Mayfield

GRUB back at the Fairfield and Belgians pop up at the Mayfield

2 October 2018 by Neil Sowerby

WELL, the weather’s definitely on the turn, so it’s a canny move for the GRUB Food Fair traders to move back indoors to the Fairfield Social Club this weekend (October 5-7).

First up on Friday 7 is a line-up featuring The Otto-Men (contemporary Ottoman and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine), Oh My Glaze (wings and wraps), The Gravy Train (poutine) and Nasi Lemak (Malaysian street food).

The latter duo reprise on Saturday 6 alongside Hun Street Kitchen (Hungarian dishes), Mor Mor (Lebanese), Mankuchen (wood-fired Flmmkuchen) and Yes! Doughnuts, while on the 7th Plant Powered Sunday offers Fritto, Seitan’s Kebab, Love KImchi and Sugar Spun Sisters.

12pm-10pm Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, Manchester M12 6HR.


If you stray do down to Mayfield Depot on Friday, October 13, expecting GRUB you’re going to get a surprise. The outdoor space will be transformed into the city’s first contemporary Belgian internal beer garden for a three day micro-festival (Oct 11-13).

The festival will showcase Belgian-inspired street food, projections and live street art demos from famed Brussels native DZIA and local city street artists (Tasha Whittle, Tankpetrol and Matt Sewell) plus a selection of eclectic electronic DJs soundtracking the party atmosphere.

The promoters are premium Belgian lager Heverlee. The beer was was recreated from descriptions of a historical beer brewed by monks at the Abbey of the Order of Premontre, Leuven in 1129. Our UK version is brewed at Tennant’s in Glasgow; no monks are involved, except in the marketing.