An outdoor curry club is taking place with Bundobust, Dishoom and more

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival has announced a special event for its 2021 event – a curry club in partnership with some of the city’s finest Indian restaurants.

The MFDF Curry Club will take place at Hub at Cathedral Gardens, taking over the entire space for the night for an undercover, al fresco celebration of Indian street food.

The meat-free menu will be prepared by some of the best Indian restaurants in Greater Manchester: Bundobust, Dishoom, Aunty Ji’s in Levenshulme, Sanskruti in Burnage and Lily’s in Ashton.

Restaurants taking part include Dishoom, Bundobust, Lily’s, Aunty Ji’s and Sanskruti

The event will celebrate the diverse dishes from across India. Each restaurant will be cooking up the banquet on site, serving their own signature dishes street food style.

There will be curries, chaats, Gujarati specialities, handmade sweets from Lily’s and lots more.

Tarka Dal from Aunty Ji’s
Masala Dosa from Sanskruti

The Desi Jockeys will be on the decks on the evening, playing a mix of Bollywood, Bhangra and British chart sounds.

The MFDF Curry Club is part of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival which is taking place from 16 to 27 September.

The event is the first to be announced of a series of collaboration hub takeovers which will be happening throughout the festival.

Tickets for the event cost £40 which includes a welcome drink and three courses. They are on sale now here:

General Store is now open in Media City

Independent retailer General Store has opened the doors to its new site in MediaCityUK.

Set across two floors, the new 3500 sq ft store is located on the ground floor of the recently completed Lightbox development.

The corner shop with a difference, General Store is a place where every day items from big brands sit happily next to craft and artisan produce from local makers.

Alongside essentials like baked beans and loo roll, customers will be able to browse products from brilliant independent brands, like Nell’s bake at home pizzas and award-winning pies from Great North Pie Co.

The shop also has refill stations, where customers can bring their own containers to fill up with grains, nuts and other dried goods, as well as laundry detergent, washing up liquid and other household essentials.

General Store in Media City

There is an on-site coffee counter serving Ancoats Coffee, juices, smoothies and cold brews, and visitors can enjoy dishes from a rotating selection of street food traders.

Plus, there will be freshly baked goods delivered regularly from local suppliers, such as Italian pastries and cakes from Lupo Caffe Italiano and Portuguese custard tarts from Just Natas.

Outdoor seating for up to 30 covers will be opening soon after the launch.

There will be freshly ground coffee from Ancoats Coffee Co

On the first floor mezzanine space, there is an ‘alcohol emporium’ with a tasting area for hosting small beer tastings with local brewers and other tasting events.

Mital Morar, Founder of Store Retail Group said:

“I’m really excited to serve the unique and diverse community at MediaCityUK. It is an amazing place and we’re looking forward to bringing something new to the area. It feels like a really special opportunity to be able to expand the business at such an exciting destination and to be so central to it.

“General Store MediaCityUK will be all about keeping things fresh – it’s a brand-new design for the store, it’s going to look brilliant – and also we’re very much about keeping the offer different and ever-changing too. We see this as an exciting step on our growth journey, as we continue to develop our brand, and we can’t wait to welcome customers to MediaCityUK”

The first floor ‘alcohol emporium’

General Store in MediaCityUK is the fourth store in Greater Manchester for Store Retail Group which opened Ancoats General Store in 2017, and has since opened the Foodhall in Stretford and Groceries and Beer in Sale.

It has also been announced that a General Store will be opening at Deansgate Square this summer and the General Stores Instagram page suggests further upcoming stores in Salford, Moss Side and Castlefield.

For further updates, visit General Stores’ Instagram page: