Escape to Freight IslandGlobal
Food hall meets music festival is how we’d describe Escape to Freight Island to anyone confused about what they’ll find at this regenerated rail depot beyond Piccadilly Station.
A team that includes key players from Festival No.6, Albert Hall, and Refuge, have taken a desolate industrial space and transformed it into something quite wonderful: a place that brings together exciting food with top DJs with family events with cultural ’happenings’ with cocktail and craft beer shenanigans.
Its mix of indoor and weather-proof outdoor space reflects the times – Escape to Freight Island was born in the summer of 2020 when we were first adjusting to the new rules of pandemic socialising. It was designed to make communal gatherings possible at a time when going out-out, and seeing live entertainment, was starting to feel like a thing of the past.
The world has opened up again since then and our options are plentiful once more. Yet we’re still queueing for this place, which says something very positive about what they’ve created there.
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- Great outdoor spot
- Good for families
- Open: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
- Good for: Adventure Bar Beer Brunch Burgers Casual Cheap eats Cocktails Coffee Day out Early evening Families Global Groups Out with mates People watching Street food Unique dining experience Vegan Vegetarian
At Escape to Freight Island:
Carnival at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
A real celebration of open fire cooking, Carnival happens around a Chef’s table where all diners have a view of...
Lucky Foot at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
“Free range birds, first class serves” goes the strapline of this too-cool-for-school chicken shop dreamt up by three mates who...
Batard at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
Follow the smell of fresh pies near Piccadilly and you’ll land at this small-batch bakery also fondly known as The...
One Star Doner Bar at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
Doner kebabs from a Michelin star chef. Street food stall One Star Doner Bar from acclaimed Birmingham chef Brad Carter...
Madre at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
Tacos for the soul are on the menu at Madre, a spin-off of the popular Liverpool Albert Dock collaboration from the...
Mi & Pho at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
It's good to see Mi & Pho at Escape to Freight Island. This family-run Vietnamese restaurant has been wow-ing the...
Voodoo Ray’s at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
NYC-style pizza via LDN. Voodoo Ray’s at Escape to Freight Island is the first opening outside the capital for these...
Burgerism at Escape to Freight IslandManchester City Centre
Starting life in a pick-up-only kitchen just off West Ashton St and Eccles New Road in Salford, Burgerism’s “lean, mean...