Escape to Freight Island set to Double in Size with Brand New Food Traders, Bars & More

There will be two new taprooms from Camden Town and Pomona plus Sugo Pasta Kitchen, Mi & Pho and The Jane Eyre are set to start trading.

By Alex Watson | 6 October 2020

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Escape to Freight Island has confirmed their next stage of development at Depot Mayfield. 

Following a hugely successful summer and launch, Escape to Freight Island are announcing their latest addition to the unique destination, The Ticket Hall.

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The next chapter at Platform 15 sees a whole new host of food vendors at the venue taking over the industrial indoor space.

Taking over the original and striking structure within Depot Mayfield, there will be a fully heated area with table seating, a wine shop, bars and a bike cloakroom.

The new food vendors joining the amazing Baratxuri, Voodoo Rays, Patty Queen and Madre include:

  • Sugo Pasta Kitchen – The famous pasta restaurant based in Ancoats bringing stunning Italian food will be setting up shop.
  • Mi & Pho – An award-winning family-run restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese dishes.
  • Plant Grill – From Dan Hope of Fire Bird Hope and Krum fame, Plant Grill will be a vegan offering of modern cuisine.
  • El Boleto – A San Sebastian-style Deli serving up delicious small plates and freshest
    produce to enjoy at home or on-site.
  • The Jane Eyre – Classic drinks with a twist.

Co-creator Luke Cowdrey said: “When we launched Platform 15 at Escape to Freight Island this summer, we created one of the most forward-thinking venues of its time, in this country. It’s a place of positivity; somewhere that people can safely meet with their family and friends and experience some of the most beautifully crafted food and drink with world-class entertainment.

“The Ticket Hall is the next phase in our long and interesting journey developing Escape to Freight Island.”

There will be two taprooms in The Ticket Hall from Camden Town and Pomona plus Forever Changes an independent wine shop.

James Heather – Development Director at U+I for the Mayfield Partnership – added: “The extraordinary success of Escape to Freight Island this summer has underlined Mayfield’s role as an outstanding location for culture and entertainment.

“With Freight Island expanding further into Depot Mayfield, we’re excited to welcome yet more visitors to enjoy this distinctive space and contribute to the soulful regeneration of Mayfield.”

The site will continue to operate with the world leading ‘Safe + Social Manifesto’

Platform 15 is set to change with more information to be announced soon!


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