Whether you’d like to taste some of the best food this country has to offer, try a whole host of new drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – or learn some great cooking tips from professional chefs, there’s something for everyone. Check out all of the best food festivals happening this year!
Pub in the Park
Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park festival is touring to eight locations around the country this summer. The festivals are a celebration of great food, top music and amazing chefs all coming together to create the ultimate rock and roll cooking day out. Not only will there be a stellar line-up of pubs and restaurants, but there will also be live music across the summer tour from the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Texas, David Gray, Razorlight, Clean Bandit, Basement Jaxx, Will Young, Scouting for Girls and more!
You’ll get the chance to see top chefs and MasterChef winners cooking Summer recipes. You’ll also get the chance to try sweet treats with Bake Off winners and top bakers in the Cake & Desserts Theatre. As well, there will be opportunities to sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails in the Drinks Theatre, eat delicious street food from around the world, taste new flavours, and meet artisan producers. Enjoy live music at the bigger and better Music Stage, and have a go on the fairground rides. Not forgetting the chilli eating competitions and food challenges, there’s something for everyone at Foodies.
National Geographic Food Fest
The inaugural National Geographic Traveller Food Festival is coming to London’s Business Design Centre this July. Immerse yourself in a world of food, drink and travel. Broaden your palate stall-by-stall on a world tour of the exhibitor space. Get the lowdown on some of the world’s most exciting dishes with culinary masterclasses, or visit the theatre for expert panel discussions to interviews with big-name food personalities and demonstrations from top chefs.
Taste of London
Taste of London is going Wild in the City as it takes over Regent’s Park. For five days, the people and places that have propelled London’s culinary landscape into the global limelight will take part in a series of exclusive dining experiences, cooking up a menu of never seen before dishes. This year’s festival will centre around a ‘Wild in the City’ theme, with sustainability a talking point. It will also celebrate craftsmanship in food, drink, atmosphere and music in an urban environment.
Eat & Drink Festival
Feed your passion and treat yourself to a day in foodie heaven! Eat & Drink Festival is coming back to Olympia, London this November. It’ll be packed full with live demos from your favourite chefs, stupendously good street food and marvellous mixology. Or If it’s shopping you’re after then take home a slice of your Eat & Drink experience when you shop for premium ingredients from the best artisan and independent producers, as well as some familiar favourites.
The Great British Food Festival
Preparations are well under way for this year’s Great British Food Festivals. The events take the best elements of a food and drink festival and combine it with fantastic heritage buildings and venues around the UK. Over 100 different food producers and makers will be in attendance, with Man V Food and Cake competitions, live music and kids entertainment, there is something for all the family. One of the highlights of the weekend, however will surely be the fantastic chefs who will be demoing their skills.
The Big Feastival
If you love good music, good food and good times then The Big Feastical may be the place for you! It’s the perfect place to spend quality family time together this summer. The three-day extravaganza will be jam-packed with the UK’s biggest artists, some of Britain’s most respected chefs and plenty of live entertainment for the little festival-goers.
Smoked & Uncut
Smoked & Uncut 2019 will see three dates held over June and July, across THE PIG and Lime Wood hotels. It will be set to an eclectic soundtrack, from folk to funk and rock’n’roll to reggae. Jump in feet first to the line-up of open-air parties; intimate home-grown festivals not too far from home, that are a perfect mix of music and food. This year, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and Sister Sledge will be headlining.
Meatopia was founded in the US by the late great Josh Ozersky and brought to the UK by chef Richard H Turner. It boasts a fully curated menu of delicious, one-off dishes, all cooked over fire by some of the world’s most talented chefs. Taking place at London’s Tobacco Dock, this festival isn’t just about the fantastic food. It also features an eclectic line-up of live music, headline DJs, informal workshops, live chef demos and more!
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