Fabulous rainbow-themed food and drink treats to celebrate Pride with


Manchester Pride is quickly approaching so it’s time to set the celebrations in motion. And what better way to do that than with some extra special, rainbow-themed food and drink?

‘What makes them so special?’ we hear you ask.


Not only are each of the following treats made with love, affection and all the colours under the sun, but donations will be made from each sale to various Pride charities throughout the month of August.

So you can get boozy and still be helping others, in true Pride spirit. Take a look… and check out more Pride dining and drinking offers here.

Taste the Rainbow at Junkyard Golf Club


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Junkyard Golf Club are no stranger to a party, but for this year’s pride they’ve created three extra special cocktails in partnership with Absolut vodka, available until the end of the month. Cha Cha Pride, Absolut-ely Fabulous, and our personal fave: Taste The Rainbow. Made with Strawberry Absolut vodka, passionfruit, elderflower, lemon and ting, this radiant little number reflects the colours of the Pride flag, with each ingredient representing a different colour. And the best part: Junkyard will be donating £1 from every cocktail sold to the Manchester Pride Charity, so get drankin’!

Rainbow salad and cocktails at All Star Lanes


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If you’re feeling extra active this pride, why not get your bowling shoes on and head down to All Star Lanes? As well as their simply fabulous drag queen brunch on bank holiday weekend, All Star Lanes have introduced their very own Pride Specials, including the Rainbow Salad and the Over The Rainbow cocktail: Midori melon liqueur mixed with egg whites, vanilla syrup and lime juice. For every special bought, 50p goes to the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. Book here.

Love Wins at Cosy Club


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In celebration of their LGBT+ brothers and sisters, the Cosy Club in the Corn Exchange have launched a brand new cocktail called ‘Love Wins’. A colourful concoction of passionfruit and vodka, this Cosy Club cocktail will be raising money for charity too, with every £1.50 of the £7.95 cocktail going towards Manchester Pride. But hurry! For this tasty treat is only available until the 26th of August!

Rainbow bagels at Selina

Welcome Manchester Pride in with a bang at Selina Manchester, with a line up including Drag Bottomless, Bottomless Brunch (fizz, sausage and waiters) hosted by Narcissa Nightshade and Donna Trump, a Pride Special DJ set from aalice (Meat Free) and a Drag Karaoke Brunch on Sunday. All tips will be going to the Albert Kennedy Trust from the Drag Bottomless, Bottomless Brunch, with 50% of the Pride Rainbow Bagel sales also donated to the charity.

Pride Colada at Cloud 23


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This year, Cloud 23 have really gone all out for Pride, creating the most beautiful, iridescent cocktail to grace your table. Say hello to the Pride Colada, which will be served as a limited edition cocktail for one week only. For every cocktail sold, Cloud 23 will be donating £1 to the LGBTQ+ Stonewall charity. So go and get high! 23 stories high, to be exact (get your brains out of the gutter you naughty folk…).

Colourful cocktails at Alston Bar & Beef


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This August, Alston Bar & Beef have created a new cocktail in celebration of Manchester Pride. Served in a super slick martini glass, the limited edition drink is garnished with an extra special Alston Bar and Beef rainbow sticker! Proceeds from each cocktail will be donated to the George House Trust, a charity that provides services to people living with, and affected by, HIV. Head on down to the Corn Exchange to get your hands on this special treat!

Rainbow cheesecake at Albert Square Chop House


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Claiming their Pride special is more spectacular than anyone else’s is the Albert Square Chop House. They have skilfully designed a rainbow cheesecake for all of you ‘sweet-tooths’ out there, flavoured with lemon and raspberry, served alongside a fresh raspberry sorbet and topped with some popping candy for the finishing touch. What’s more, £1 from every cheesecake sold will be donated to the Manchester Pride charity! We bet it tastes even better than it sounds. Book here.

Rainbow High Tea at Grand Pacific


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If you’re after some nibbles with your drinks, Grand Pacific have got exactly what you need. Say hello to their special edition, Rainbow High Tea, boasting exotic treats, tarts and trifles with some of the fruitiest flavours to ever touch your tongue! We think it’s safe to say this is the most aesthetically pleasing afternoon tea we’ve ever seen. Grand Pacific also have a very special, Pacific Pride cocktail to wash all those goodies down with. And the best bit? £.50 from each High Tea, and £1 from every Pride cocktail sold will be donated to the Manchester Pride Charity. Yaaaasssss.

Manchester Pride Punch at Pho


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Vietnamese food masters Pho in the Corn Exchange are notorious for serving some of the tastiest, feel good noodle dishes in the whole of Manchester, but now they’ve stepped it up a notch. Until the end of August, Pho will be serving their very special Manchester Pride Punch! A mastered mix of Havana Club rum, passionfruit liquor, fresh apple juice and limes, £1 of every one of these delicious drinks will be donated directly to the Manchester Pride charity. Noodles + Pride cocktails = serious heart-eye emoji.

Rainbow pancakes at Harvey Nichols


Over bank holiday weekend, Harvey Nichols will be celebrating with an all-singing, all-dancing festival throughout its entire store. And more importantly, they’ll be serving an extra special Pride bottomless brunch! Guests receive a brunch main course of their choice, a stack of rainbow-coloured pancakes, and bottomless Prosecco, Mimosas or Bloody Marys, alongside an option to donate to the Manchester Pride Fund. Because they’re feeling extra generous, Harvey Nichols will be matching every contribution made, with all of the proceeds going to the charity. So get yourself booked in! We heard the pancakes are delicious…

The Rainbow Wheel at Randall & Aubin


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Last but certainly not least is Randall & Aubin, who really have gone all out in Pride celebrations this year. Introducing The Rainbow Wheel, a carousel of 6 different cocktails – each one a different flavour, colour, and representation, in honour of the LGBT+ pride flag. The red, strawberry Bellini represents life, the orange, peach-flavoured Bellini represents healing, and the yellow lemon Bellini represents sunlight. Green apple constitutes nature, the blueberry suggests serenity, and finally the blackcurrant Bellini equates to spirit. Wow!

The special is on offer from the 23rd-26th of August and for every cocktail sold, Randall & Aubin will donate £1 to The Proud Trust, a charitable organisation which helped young LGBT+ members across Manchester. You go, Randall and Aubin!


Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people and communities across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. Thank you in advance!

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