On Sunday 8 October, Victoria Baths is being transformed into a culinary hive with pop up restaurant The Open Kitchentaking residence in the beautiful historic building as part of its Foodie Open Day.

A part of Victoria Baths’ season of monthly open days, the event promises a feast for all the senses.  Accompanying The Open Kitchen to create fantastic flavours will be some of the city’s best street food providers including Hungry Little Critters, Grain, MC Streetfood, I Knead Pizza and Lola’s Bakehouse. Alongside the food, the visual spectacle of Victoria Baths with its stained glass, original tiling and decorative metalwork adds the perfect aesthetic.

Guests will be able to watch their food be cooked from scratch in front of them by The Open Kitchen, as a mouth-watering selection of dishes from around the world is prepared. The foodie focus will give guests the chance to experience a culinary journey with dishes including East Asian fried noodles, Mexican quesadilla and American pancakes.  The meal will be buffet style and there is a vegan option for both mains and desserts.

The open day features guided tours around the historic gem, taking visitors to parts of the building not normally accessible by the public.  The bar and gift shop will also be open.

Elizabeth Sibbering, Operations Manager for Victoria Baths, says “Our monthly open days, which run from April to November, celebrate everything that makes Victoria Baths fantastic and give visitors a wonderful opportunity to discover our story.  October’s event will be a really social affair, and we are delighted that the inspirational Open Kitchen will be at its heart.”

The Open Kitchen Pop up Restaurant is an innovative partnership between Greater Manchester Youth Network and Manchester Deaf Centre who have worked closely together to train young people in a variety of restaurant skills including, event management, marketing, cooking skills and food hygiene.

A ticket costs just £12 (£6 concessions), which includes entry to the event and food from The Open Kitchen.  The profits will all go to Manchester Deaf Centre and Barnabus – a local homeless charity.

The Open Kitchen will take place on Sunday 8 October between 12pm-4pm  – to book tickets and to reserve a time slot visit Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-open-kitchen-tickets-38226077226

Visitors can also pay for entry on the door – Adults £4, Admission & Guided Tour £7 (standard prices £3/£6) FREE for under 16s and VB Friends – and eat at one of the many streetfood stalls.

For further details visit www.victoriabaths.org.uk


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