Five-course Moveable Feast will take place across restaurants including Grafene and The French on 28 September

OK, lions and elephants are pretty cool but how many safaris can boast nosh from some of Manchester’s leading chefs? On 28 September, the city will host its very own ‘supper club safari’ and - whilst wild animal sightings aren’t promised (of the non-human kind anyway) - participants are guaranteed a sterling five-course menu, with a different restaurant hosting each one. 

What’s more, all proceeds go to Action Against Hunger: a humanitarian organisation committed to ending child malnutrition across the globe. 

Taking place on Thursday 28 September, the Moveable Feast will begin at the King Street Townhouse; where guests will be treated to a spot of cinema and drinks in the hotel’s new events space. After that it’s off to The French, with a course hosted by Adam Reid and his leading sommelier, followed by a bite at Mary-Ellen McTague's new cafe at Manchester Art Gallery - opened privately after hours for the occasion. The final two courses will take place in the private dining rooms of Hawksmoor and Grafene. 

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Mary-Ellen McTague, formerly of acclaimed Prestwich restaurant Aumbry, will host a course in MAG café

Mary-Ellen McTague, Executive Chef at Manchester Art Gallery Café, said: “This is a rare opportunity to dine in the beautiful Manchester Art Gallery after hours. Our guests will have a wonderful evening in this very special setting. Last year I went to Ethiopia with Action Against Hunger. The work they do to end child hunger is very important to me and I am looking forward to helping raise money through Moveable Feast.”  

Caroline Dyer Fundraising Campaigns Manager for Action Against Hunger said: “Diners are going to be in for a really special treat dining at five of Action Against Hunger’s top supporting restaurants in one evening in this beautiful city. Every course and experience within each venue has been carefully thought about to give diners an experience unlike they will have ever received: prepare for some surprises along the way…”

Due to the nature of participating venues, there are only fifteen spaces available, so we’d advise snapping up a place sharpish. Tickets cost £80 - including cocktail reception, four-course dinner and drink pairings and all entertainment and guidance between venues - and can be booked on All proceeds will support Action Against Hunger’s campaign to end child malnutrition in over 45 countries.