Grub at Fairfield Social
To round out our highly enjoyable Manchester weekend, we headed down to the Fairfield Social just behind Piccadilly Station for the regular Grub street food event.
This weekend it had a strong beer emphasis with a tokened event running across two main bars in the former industrial space. This showcased some excellent local drops with a particularly reasonably priced cask offering which majored on stouts and porters.
I sampled liberally from the selection with Neptune’s On the Bounty notably good.
Attention soon turned to food. There were four traders today: a waffle stall, an Indian called Vaso Kitchen, raclette from Raclette Brothers, and a sausage stall called Get Wurst.
Our party still comprised Katy and Luke and Frances and Darren, so across our combined effort we tried most of what was on offer.
Katy really enjoyed her curry and chips selection from Vaso, while Frances was impressed with the vegan currywurst from Get Wurst. Luke tried both the meaty currywurst and the waffles, proclaiming both very satisfying.
I gave the raclette (£6) a go and was impressed both by the theatre of shaving the melted cheese and the general quality of the overall dish. The tatties and cornichons onto which the cheese was scraped really hit the spot.
Darren and I were then further lured in by all the enjoyment that the currywurst had brought so decided to give this a try, too.
We opted for the sliced bratwurst topped with curry sauce served over rosemary salted chips (£7.50).
This looked monstrously good when prepared and proved deeply satisfying eating. It certainly gave me pause for thought on the #sausagequest stakes.
With comfortable seating, decent DJ stylings, and a couple of beer tastings to add to the broad drinks selection, this was a very good event that I thoroughly enjoyed.
So overall, Grub at Fairfield Social provided a fitting end to an excellent weekend of Manchester entertainment. I look forward to visiting this market next time I’m in town. I’ll definitely be back to Manchester as I’m more and more impressed with its food scene with each visit.