Kantina Weekender

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Kantina Weekender
Kantina Weekender

Kantina Weekender at Escape to Freight Island, Manchester, 10–12 June 2022, free entry - Visit now

The team behind Escape To Freight Island bringing back the wildly popular Kantina Weekender. Kantina celebrates the joy of food and drink in all its forms. The weekender will showcase the culinary talent at Escape to Freight Island, and welcome some of the UK’s most prestigious chefs, restaurants and bars, for next-level food & drink collaborations. And you can even bag yourself a free drink, see below for details.

It runs on Friday 10th June (from 4pm until 1am), Saturday 11th June (from 12pm until 1am) and Sunday 12th June (from 12pm until 9pm).

The line-up features the following, and more:

  • Tom Brown (Cornerstone, London) | Lap-fai Lee (The Foodist, Birmingham)
  • Ronnie Aronica (Bench, Sheffield) | Budgie Montoya (Sarap, London)
  • John Chantarasak (AngloThai, London) | Richard Turner (ex-Hawksmoor)
  • Pippa Middlehurst (Pippy Eats, Manchester)
  • A special supper club with Luke French from JÖRO in Sheffield
  • A Soho House exclusive cocktail bar
  • Bundobust
  • Michelin Star Oysters by Brad Carter with Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • A natural wine bar by Jack Wakelin (Bench, Sheffield)

And in true Escape to Freight Island style, the venue will host a bunch of non-food entertainment, from live performances to DJs, satellite events and more throughout the weekend.

Fancy a bonus drink too? Of course you do. Sign up to get a free pint here.

Kantina Weekender at Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

10–12 June 2022
Free entry

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Music Until 16 February 2023, from £9.50

Donna Candy at SOUP

vegan super club
Activity Until 17 February 2023, from £50

Supper Club at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School

Exhibitions Until 18 February 2023, FREE

The Confessional at HOME

Queer Contact 2023
Comedy Until 18 February 2023,

Queer Contact Festival 2023

PUSH Festival 2023 at HOME
Festivals Until 18 February 2023,

PUSH Festival 2023 at HOME

The Singing Mermaid at Waterside
Families Until 19 February 2023, from £14.00

The Singing Mermaid at Waterside CANCELLED

Activity Until 25 February 2023, from £13

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Tour

Fairy Tales at Z-Arts
Families Until 26 February 2023, from £3.00

Fairy Tales at Z-arts

Activity Until 6 March 2023, from £6.00

Shake it off: Music Video Dance Class with Girl Gang

Exhibitions Until 6 March 2023, FREE

Screen Time at KERB

The Lion King at the Palace Theatre
Families Until 11 March 2023, from £20.00

The Lion King at the Palace Theatre

Childrens Until 18 March 2023, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth