Street Eat festival is back for Jubilee Bank Holiday

Visitors to Street Eat in 2019 queuing up outside a food stall.
The popular Street Eat festival is back for a special Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday edition.

Published: 29 April 2022

More than 3,000 foodies flocked to Street East in 2019 – and fans of tasty treats are in for a Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday feast when the event returns to Rochdale town centre this summer.

Food lovers looking to eat, drink and enjoy free entertainment should head to The Butts on Friday, 3 June 2022. A special edition of the event is being held to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

Organised by Rochdale Business Improvement District (BID), Street Eat was held annually until the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, bringing together the town's food and drink establishments, with visitors having their taste buds tickled and thirsts quenched as well as enjoying lots of live entertainment.

Visitors watching a Punch and Judy Show at Street Eat in 2019.

Punch and judy show at Street Eat in 2019. There will be activities and rides for the children, a bar for the adults and musical entertainment.


Tasty food from local restaurant chefs will be served with dozens of mouth-watering dishes all at £4.50 or less including, Italian, Indian, English, German, American, Mexican and more.

There will be activities and rides for the children, a bar for the adults and musical entertainment. BID manager Paul Ambrose, who organises the event with support from Rochdale Borough Council, said Street Eat will showcase the town's diverse food and drink offer:

"It's great we can finally bring this popular event back to get people together with food and drink and celebrate our town centre eateries. With the new restaurants that have opened in the last few years, it's going to be better than ever. Street Eat is family-friendly, you'll be able to buy and try as many dishes as you like. Due to the work underway around the town hall, we're moving across to The Butts, another good location and very handy for public transport."

Visitors enjoying Street Eat in 2019.

Admission is free and Street Eat runs from 11am to 7pm.

While exact details have not been released yet, traders will include Bombay Brew, Vicolo Del Vino, The Medicine Tap, The Flying Horse, The Baum and many more.

Admission is free and the event runs from 11am to 7pm.

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