Food and drink


Tea, coffee and mini pastries will be provided at the mid-morning break on each day of the conference, and tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits at the mid-afternoon break, included within the registration fee.

The refreshments will be available at the session venue, alternating between the Martin Harris Centre foyer and RNCM concourses.


An optional buffet lunch will be available at the RNCM concourses on each day of the conference, at a cost of £12.50 per person.

If you would like to include lunch tickets on one or more days of the conference as part of your registration package, please ensure you select the relevant lunch options when you register online and that you also fill in details of any special dietary requirements in the registration information section.

Due to the requirements of our caterers, we regret we are unable to accept late requests for lunch tickets.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at the RNCM at 8pm on Thursday 12 September, priced at £30.00 per person, to include one glass of wine (or equivalent); a cash bar will also be available. Please note that registration for the dinner has now reached full capacity so we are unable to take further bookings.

If you have already registered and paid for a ticket for the conference dinner, you need to make your selections from the conference dinner menu by completing our online survey here. Please ensure you do this by the close of standard registration on 2 September 2019.

Food in Manchester

For those who prefer to explore the vibrant gastronomic options of Manchester's cultural corridor surrounding the conference venues, the options are virtually limitless, but some suggestions are listed here:

  • University Green is a brand new retail and leisure hub adjoining the Alliance Manchester Business School, so located in the short space between the two conference venues. It hosts a number of new food outlets including Pret, Lounges café bar, burger chain Five Guys, Friska 'feel-good' food, Mowgli Indian street food, the Nordic-inspired Takk, and the craft-beer specialist Brewdog.
  • There are over 30 other cafes and restaurants run by the University and many independent outlets on and around campus, including vegan and vegetarian eateries, fast food and takeaways, cafés and bars.
  • The popular RNCM café sells hot and cold meals and snacks, and will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. during the conference.
  • Manchester's famous Curry Mile is located just a short distance south of the conference venue.
  • Manchester has the second largest Chinatown in the UK, offering a wide choice of restaurants, bakeries and other shops.

Further options can be explored in the Food and Drink section of the Visit Manchester site.