Freight Island to reopen this weekend with Sunday carvery, featuring bottomless trimmings

Unlimited roast potatoes? Sign me right up.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 2nd February 2024

Manchester’s enormous Freight Island will make its return this weekend, bringing back its famous Sunday carveries and all-you-can-eat curry clubs. 

The huge street food enterprise at Depot Mayfield will be back open every Saturday and Sunday throughout February and March, before fully relaunching from April. 

All of its brilliant food traders, like Burgerism, Voodoo Ray’s, Payal, Mega Gyros, Lazy Tony’s Lasagnaria, Patel’s Pies, Fuku, Mia’s Arepas, and Oh My Cheesecake will be back from Saturday 3 February. 

And a highlight of the programming will be the return of Seconds Carvery, Freight Island’s famous Sunday feasts. 

Diners will be able to dive into this modern take on a classic carvery, which serves locally-sourced produce in one of the country’s coolest venues. 


A stand-out feature of Seconds is the bottomless trimmings, including proper Yorkshire puddings, garlic and rosemary roast potatoes, buttered mash, broccoli, glazed carrots, petit pois and 48 hour gravy. 

You book yourself a half-hour slot to see the carvery chef on the terrace, where you choose a main from roast topside of Highland beef, marmalade glazed gammon joint, roast turkey crown or roast squash and wild mushroom Wellington.


Then it’s time to plough head-first into all those trimmings, with the option to add on unlimited access to a big pot of molten cheese torched in front of you, giant sharing honey-mustard pigs in blankets, and a sharing sage and onion stuffing dish.

There are three size plates to choose from too – £11 for kids, £18 for adult (two mains) and £21 for XXL if you’re hungry (three mains and a massive plate). 

Drinks will be available from the Freight Island Bar & Tap Room.


Seconds Carvery will run every Sunday between 12pm and 6pm.

Click here to book your spot at the Seconds carvery at Freight Island. 

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