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Everything you need to know about Altrincham’s first Food & Drink Fortnight

By David Prior at

Later this month, Altrincham will host a series of special events across the town centre as part of the town’s first Food & Drink Fortnight.

Organised by Altrincham Unlimited, it will take place from Saturday 17th June to Saturday 1st July and is set to further enhance Altrincham’s growing foodie reputation.

You can take your pick from sensational sushi, authentic Caribbean, South Indian specialities, gin tasting, rum flights and more.

Here’s a full list of everything that’s going on:

Saturday 17th June

Sushi & Barbeque at Sushi/Kimchi

Love sushi? Love a summer barbeque? The launch event at Sushi/Kimchi will give you the best of both, with sushi tasters and a Korean barbeque throughout the afternoon. No need to book – all welcome!

Details: 5:30-10pm. Sushi/Kimchi, 19 Ashley Road, Altrincham, WA14 2DP. Tel: 0161 929 9992

Indian Cookery Classes at New Dilli

New Dilli’s Indian cookery classes are hugely popular, and The Downs restaurant is putting on two extra sessions for the Altrincham Food & Drink Fortnight.
Classes focus on the fine art of Indian cuisine, a passion for Chef Naeem, with classes designed to help you to unlock the secrets to cooking a sensual meal.

The classes are hands-on, with guidance throughout – ensuring you benefit from the wealth of knowledge of ingredients and traditional recipes – and giving you the skills to cook authentic Indian food for your friends and family whilst having the most fun possible! Also running on Saturday 24th June.

£54 per person. Includes tea or coffee, Indian starter demo, spice demo, preparation of two main courses under expert guidance with all ingredients provided.

Details: 12-3pm. New Dilli, 21 The Downs, Altrincham WA14 2QD. To book or for more details, call 0161 929 4008 or email info@newdilli.co.uk

Sunday 18th June

Fathers’ Day Sunday Lunch at House Restaurant & Bar

Treat Dad this Fathers’ Day to a special Sri Lankan curry or grill in leafy Goose Green – the ideal spot for a family lunch. Two courses: £9.90/ Three courses: £13.90

Details: 12pm – 9:30pm. House Restaurant & Bar, 11-13 Goose Green, Altrincham, WA14 1DW. Call 0161 233 0664 for bookings.

Fathers’ Day lunch at Bistrot Pierre

Bonne Fete Papa! Gather the family together for a delicious ‘Provencal-style’ French lunch in the heart of Altrincham. Two courses: £14.95/ Three courses: £16.95

Details: 12pm – 6pm. Bistrot Pierre, 63 George St, Altrincham, WA14 1RJ. Call 0161 925 5750 for bookings.

Wednesday 21st June

Radiant Supper Club at Eat:Kaizen

Eat:kaizen, on Stamford New Road, will be holding a Radiant Supper Club with health author Hanna Sillitoe

Join inspirational local blogger Hanna Sillitoe, author of Radiant: How to heal your skin from within, for a three-course healthy supper club in Eat:Kaizen and a talk about how she researched and changed her diet, with dramatic results for her skin.

For 20 years, Hanna suffered from psoriasis, eczema and acne. They dominated her life and shattered her confidence. When her doctor told her the only remaining treatment was chemotherapy, she began her own research and completely changed her diet, with dramatic results.

Now free from all skin complaints, Hanna is sharing her secret for a natural way to a beautifully clear complexion and a healthier lifestyle, and her book ‘Radiant’ recently shot to number 4 on Amazon’s best seller’s list.

Timings: Arrival from 6.45pm to network and enjoy a welcome summer spritzer. An evening of fun starts at 7pm – 10pm with a three-course delicious healthy dinner.

Details: Price: £29.50. Eat:Kaizen, 84-86 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1BS. Numbers are limited so book early here via Eventbrite! For more details, call 0161 928 8105.

Thursday 22nd June

South Indian Taster at Cholaas

One of Altrincham’s best-kept secrets, Cholaas is a real gem of authentic South Indian cuisine, and this specially priced menu is a great way to discover it for yourself.

With a delicate mix of authentic traditional and contemporary South Indian cuisine, this menu is ideal for vegetarians, with a range of meat options too.

Three course vegetarian: £18.99/ Three course non-vegetarian £19.99

Details: 5pm – 11pm. Cholaas, 24-26 Ashley Road, Altrincham, WA14 2DW. To book and for more information, call 0161 928 7772.

From Brewing to Banking – the Story of Stubborn Mule Brewery

Ed Bright left a career in banking to follow his true passion – the brewing of craft beer. Come and hear about the development of Stubborn Mule Brewery from a garden shed in Timperley to a microbrewery in Broadheath. Ed will talk us through his different ales and there will be an opportunity to taste them all.

This event is presented by So Altrincham and altspace – Altrincham’s co-working hub.

Details: Tickets are £10 from altspace, Stubborn Mule Brewery or Eventbrite. Venue: altspace, Second Floor, 19-23 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, WA14 1BN.

Friday 23rd June

Experimental Gin Tasting at Riddles Emporium

An evening of spirited exploration and experimentation with some of the world’s finest gin elixirs at Altrincham’s new specialist purveyor of spirits and liquor, Riddles Emporium. Not to be missed!

Details: 7:30pm – 10:30pm. 35 Regent Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1RX. Tickets: £22.50 – book via Riddles Emporium Facebook page.

Saturday 24th June

Indian Cookery Classes at New Dilli

New Dilli’s Indian cookery classes are hugely popular, and The Downs restaurant is putting on two extra sessions for the Altrincham Food & Drink Fortnight – this is the second. Classes focus on the fine art of Indian cuisine, a passion for Chef Naeem, with classes designed to help you to unlock the secrets to cooking a sensual meal.

The classes are hands-on, with guidance throughout – ensuring you benefit from the wealth of knowledge of ingredients and traditional recipes – and giving you the skills to cook authentic Indian food for your friends and family whilst having the most fun possible! Also running on Saturday 24th June.

£54 per person. Includes tea or coffee, Indian starter demo, spice demo, preparation of two main courses under expert guidance with all ingredients provided.

Details: 12-3pm. New Dilli, 21 The Downs, Altrincham WA14 2QD. To book or for more details, call 0161 929 4008 or email info@newdilli.co.uk

Sunday 25th June

FREE Children’s Afternoon Tea at Sugar Junction

Sugar Junction‘s vintage vibe, cool decor and brilliant baking have made it a hugely popular addition to Altrincham.

They have recently launched a new Kids Menu and as part of the Altrincham Food & Drink Fortnight are inviting children to come and try it out and enjoy a FREE children’s afternoon tea on Sunday 25th June from 12-6pm.

Free afternoon tea is available for up to 2 children accompanied by a paying adult (adult must purchase food & drink). Kids afternoon tea includes a sandwich, cake, sweet treat and a drink.

Details: 12pm – 6pm. Sugar Junction, 80 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1BS. To make bookings or for more information, call 0161 928 0586.

Kings Cafe Summer Barbeque

One of Altrincham’s most relaxing sun traps, Kings Court is the ideal spot for a summer barbeque with music and drinks and the BBQ fired up from 2-6pm with King’s Cafe. All welcome – advance booking not required.

Details: 10am – 3pm. Kings Court, Railway St, Altrincham, WA14 2RD. Tel: 0161 929 5000

Wednesday 28th June

Thai Carving at Phanthong

Learn the exquisite art of Thai food carving with the professionals at Phanthong Thai Restaurant, followed by a two-course meal. Includes a welcome drink.

Details: £20 per person. Phantong Thai, 15 Regent Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1RY. To book, call 0161 928 5808.

Thursday 29th June

South Indian Taster at Cholaas

One of Altrincham’s best-kept secrets, Cholaas is a real gem of authentic South Indian cuisine, and this specially priced menu is a great way to discover it for yourself.

With a delicate mix of authentic traditional and contemporary South Indian cuisine, this menu is ideal for vegetarians, with a range of meat options too.

Three course vegetarian: £18.99/ Three course non-vegetarian £19.99

Details: 5pm – 11pm. Cholaas, Cholaas, 24-26 Ashley Road, Altrincham, WA14 2DW. To book and for more information, call 0161 928 7772.

Saturday 1st July

Old Fashioned Night at Riddles Bar

For the final evening of the Food & Drink Fortnight, Riddles – Kings of the Old Fashioned cocktail – will have special prices on Old Fashioneds and an extensive menu of unusual variations on the original cocktail. A must for all cocktail connoisseurs! All welcome – advance booking not required.

Details: 12pm – 11:30pm. Riddles, 28 Greenwood St, Altrincham, WA14 1RZ