Street Eat returns for Bank Holiday weekend

Date published: 17 May 2019

Foodies are in for another Bank Holiday extravaganza with the return of the Street Eat festival.  

Everyone looking for something to eat, drink and free entertainment, should head to Street Eat in Rochdale Town Hall Square on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May – it’s open from 11am to 9pm on both days.

The event, sponsored by Willmott Dixon - the construction and property services company, currently building the major new Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development in the town centre brings together the town’s best food and drink establishments, with visitors having their tastebuds tickled, their thirst quenched as well as enjoying live music and entertainment!


Street Eat


Tasty food from the town’s restaurant chefs will be served over the weekend, with dozens of mouth-watering dishes to choose from at only £3.50 each, including Spanish, Italian, Thai, English, Indian, Chinese, German, American and more. There will also be activities and rides for children, a bar for the adults and live entertainment for everyone, hosted by Revolution 96.2.


Street Eat


New additions this year include British Chinese eatery WowYauChow - opening on lower Yorkshire Street this month. Indian street food and craft ale restaurant Bombay Brew which launches later this year at 1 Drake Street will be offering Street Eat visitors a sneak preview of some of their tempting dishes.

The event will be plastic free for the first time too. All food will be served in compostable sugar cane cartons or on sugar cane plates that are heat resistant and grease proof. You’ll be able to tuck in using wooden cutlery, and drinks will be served in 100% paper cups, with paper straws. Even the table linings will be from 100% recycled kraft paper. 


Street Eat


BID Manager Paul Ambrose, who organises the event with support from Rochdale Borough Council, said Street Eat showcases the town’s diverse food and drink offer: “This is an important event for local eateries as it provides a real opportunity for them to get face to face feedback from customers, and they always pull out all the stops. I’m pleased this really popular event is back for its third year to bring people together through food and drink and to celebrate Rochdale’s town centre eateries in a fun festival setting. We’re also committed to Street Eat being single-use plastic free and I hope visitors will agree this is a step in the right direction. We want the event to have the least possible impact on the environment.”


Street Eat Festival


Traders include The Baum, WowYauChow, Bombay Brew, The Medicine Tap, Issan Friends, Pudding Paradise, Vicolo de Vino and The Flying Horse Hotel – recently named one of the best pubs in Britain by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The headline sponsor is Willmott Dixon, with support from Pulsar Property Solutions and Rochdale Round Table.

Admission is free.

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