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London Food Festivals
London Food Festivals
Pizza Pilgrims
London Food Festivals
London Food Festivals
Taste of London
The London Coffee Festival
Taste of London
London Craft Beer Festival
Foodies Festival Syon Park
BBC Good Food Festival
BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace
Foodies Festival, Blackheath
Foodies Festival, Alexandra Palace
Meatopia
Meatopia
KERB: The Bucket List
London Pizza Festival
London Restaurant Festival
Street Eats
 

 

Indulging in both sweet and savoury, these gastronomic events provide a treat for all palates and underline just why the capital is a foodie's heaven. Read on to discover the best food festivals in London.

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The London Coffee Festival

Over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, coffee food pairing, and latte art.

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 

Dates: 06th - 09th April 2017

 

The London Coffee Festival returns with new features including an art competition linked to the theme of coffee. The four day festival kicks off with an espresso martini party and continues with coffee food pairing, a milk bar and latte art throwdown and the school of chocolate. The Coffee Masters competition also returns for another fast paced competition where sixteen world-class baristas compete for the much coveted title and a 5,000 cash prize. Across the Old Truman Brewery site over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tastings and demonstrations, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, live music, DJs and art exhibitions are staged, all centred on the caffeinated drink. Visitors also gain access to Milk & Sugar, showcasing some of London's cutting edge fashion, design, art, lifestyle and wellbeing brands.

 
 
 

KERB: The Bucket List

The street food specialists present London's first fried chicken festival.

West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross, London, N1C 4AA

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 05th - 06th May 2017

 

Street food specialists KERB present London's first fried chicken festival, The Bucket List, this May, bringing all of London's best fried chicken together for one finger lickin' weekend. Step into a world of sizzling, bubbling, hot and spicy crunchiness with food from the likes of Mother Clucker, Other Side Fried, Daja Chicken and Only Jerkin. Feast on twice buttermilk soaked Cajun strips, cocoa and maple chicken strips, ginger beer battered jerk chicken and spicy Gochujang Korean wings. As well as chicken, there will also be melted cheese fries, hot waffles, street corn with fermented pineapple hot sauce and fried cassava sticks with spicy coriander and feta. Live band Mariachi El Pinche Gringo will provide the soundtrack, with KERB resident house party DJs taking over late into the night.

 
 
 

Foodies Festival Syon Park

This year's line-up includes Will Tanyer, Paul Shearing and Allan Pickett.

Syon Park, Road, Brentford, London, TW8 8JF

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 27th - 29th May 2017

 

The Foodies Festival returns to Syon Park this spring, taking place on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May. This year's line-up features a range of the capital's culinary elite, including the likes of Will Tanyer of York & Albany, Paul Shearing of Bread Street Kitchen, Allan Pickett of Piquet and MasterChef Finalist 2015 Tony Rodd, as well as Michelin starred Atul Kochhar and Alyn Williams. There will also be the chance to enjoy the creations of expert mixologists and sommeliers in the Drinks Theatre, stock up your kitchen at the Artisan Producers Market, and feast on flavours from around the world at Street Food Avenue. Further highlights include a children's cookery school, a chilli eating challenge and live music.

 
 
 

London Pizza Festival

Feast on dishes from top London pizzerias and vote for your favourite.

Borough Market, Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL

Tube: London Bridge Station , Borough Station

 

Dates: 28th May 2017

 

Launched to celebrate London's transformation into a pizza-mad metropolis, the London Pizza Festival returns this May. Taking place at Borough Market, the festival invites some of the capital's best-loved pizzerias to throw their dough into the ring in an attempt to be crowned the festival favourite. Pizzerias on the line-up include Radio Alice, L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Napoli on the Road, Addomme and Made of Dough, who return after winning the crown last year. There will also be a selection of craft ales to quench your thirst.

 
 
 

London Food Month

A celebration of London's diverse culinary scene.

 

Dates: 01st - 30th June 2017

 

Celebrating London's diverse culinary scene, the Evening Standard presents the UK's biggest food festival this June. With a programme created by food writers Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles, London Food Month will incorporate hundreds of events across the capital - from breakfasts to late-night supper clubs - to represent the global gastronomic traditions that can now be found in London. Inspired by London's thriving street food scene, the headline event will be the Night Market, bringing together up to 50 restaurants, food trucks and bars, as well as live entertainment, in a London park. Britain's longest-standing restaurant critic, Fay Maschler, will also select her 50 favourite places to eat. The event will also partner with The Felix Project to promote awareness of food waste and hunger.

 
 
 
 

Taste of London

A wonderful al fresco celebration of all things food.

Regent's Park, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NR

Tube: Regent's Park Station

 

Dates: 14th - 18th June 2017

 

Five days of top flight food, drink and entertainment at Regent's Park, Taste of London is a wonderful al fresco festival of all things food. Indulge in some delicious gluttony as over forty of London's best restaurants, including a flurry of Michelin stars, show off their culinary handiwork. Work your way through a range of miniature speciality dishes - bought with the event's currency, 'crowns' - hot off the plates from London's top restaurants. Well known chefs - who have included such luminaries as Michel Roux Jr, Nuno Mendes, Bobby Chin, Jose Pizarro and Salt Yard head chef Ben Tish - also attend, while the civilised sounds of live jazz and opera will fill the air and aid digestion at this gourmet grazing picnic extraordinaire.

 
 
 

Foodies Festival, Blackheath

Top chefs gather for three days of culinary fun.

Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road, London, SE3 0UA

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 07th - 09th July 2017

 

The Foodies Festival comes to Blackheath again this summer for three days of culinary fun. The UK's biggest celebration of food and drink, Foodies is known for its packed programmes and this festival will be no different with chefs such as Rosemary Shrager, Adam Simmonds and Jane Devonshire on the line-up. There will be a cake and bake theatre, British street food awards, wine and champagne masterclasses, artisan producers market, chilli eating competition and craft beer masterclass. Little ones can enjoy a kids cookery theatre and the grown-ups can step aboard the bar bus.

Foodies Festival London 2017 dates: Syon Park 27th-29th May | Blackheath 7th-9th July | Alexandra Palace 26th-28th August

 
 
 

KERB's Guiltiest Pleasures

The street food specialists present a line-up of their guiltiest street food pleasures.

Granary Square, Good's Way, London, N1C 4AA

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 21st - 22nd July 2017

 

Offering their best show stopper line-up, KERB are back in Granary Square this July for their second free weekender of the summer. KERB's Guiltiest Pleasures sees the street food specialists bring together a series of decadent dishes - if you're on a summer detox look away now. Choose from honey butter-slathered fried chicken with crispy smoked bacon and pickled blueberries in a buttermilk pancake bun; crisp sarnies with Coronation chicken and ham hock; donuts filled with strawberry milkshake and topped with mint choc chip popping candy rings; sloppy joe with pickles and a fried duck egg; and a ribeye steak and bone marrow burger. There will also be a line-up of naughty cocktails and fun activities like bingo and Jane Fonda '80 aerobics

 
 
 

Street Eats

A halal food festival with non alcoholic drinks and family entertainment.

Old Spitalfields Market, 1 Crispin Place, London, E1 6DW

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 

Dates: 28th - 29th July 2017

 

Digital magazine Halal Gems presents Street Eats at Spitalfields Market this July. The inaugural event brings together the best of London's street food to show how you can feast on amazing food that is halal while also creating a space for friends and families to hang out in the evening and have fun without alcohol. The line-up features the likes of Chit Chaat Chai, Rola Wala, who are about to launch a permanent restaurant in the area, Blue Top Ice Cream, Oli Baba's Halloumi Fries and Khao London. Hackney based drinks specialist Square Root London will be in charge of running the alcohol free bar. There will be family fun for the kids as well as live music and entertainment.

 
 
 

London Craft Beer Festival

Independent beer producers, street food, bands and DJs.

Shoreditch Electric Light Station, Coronet Street, Hackney, London, N1 6HW

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 04th - 06th August 2017

 

The London Craft Beer Festival returns for its 5th year in 2017 and is moving to a new venue in Hoxton Square. The Shoreditch Electric Light Station - a beautifully converted old power station, which is now the UK's leading circus school - will play host to over 40 breweries and more than 300 beers for the event. There will be beers from across London, the UK and the US, inviting visitors to enjoy the kaleidoscope of tastes and flavours modern beer has to offer. Breweries include Buxton Brewery, Mikkeller, Other Half and The Kernel. In addition to the beer, there will be food from street food specialists KERB and music from the festival's resident DJs.

 
 
 
 

London Wing Fest

The capital's best poultry purveyors battle it out to be named best chicken wing.

The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ

Tube: Canada Water Station

 

Dates: 05th - 06th August 2017

 

A celebration of the chicken wing, the London Wing Fest is inspired by the National Buffalo Wing Festival that's held annually in New York and sees 2.4 million chicken wings consumed over two days. Created by the team at Randy's Wing Bar, the London version brings together 16 of the capital's best poultry purveyors in an attempt to find the best buffalo wing, a traditional, unbreaded wing, and best wild wing, a category that has no rules. Taking place at The Printworks, it welcomes the likes of Absurd Bird, Joe's Southern Table & Bar, Le Bun, Mother Flipper, The Joint and Wing Box to battle it out. Visitors will be able to sample the goods and vote for their favourite in each of the two categories. There will also be a traditional eating competition hosted by Frank's Red Hot, smoking BBQ demonstrations, live music and craft beer.

 
 
 

The Great British Beer Festival

A huge celebration of our national drink.

Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station

 

Dates: 08th - 12th August 2017

 

Over 66,000 people flock to this massive celebration of our national drink, which features over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and beers from around the world. There are over 350 different British breweries featured at the Great British Beer Festival and with the brewery boom across the country, and in London in particular, being chosen for the festival is a real privilege. Although it sounds like a fun event, don't be surprised to see a lot of very serious faces and concentration; some real ale experts are genuinely obsessive - and for them this isn't merely an occasion to get sozzled. Tutored tastings are on offer for anyone who wants to learn the subtleties of what makes a great beer. For the rest of us, though, this is a jolly day out with some delicious brewed drinks. Besides the amber nectar, there's a load of activities to keep you interested, including traditional pub games, live music and, to soak it all up, some hearty traditional pub snacks.

 
 
 

KERB: Livin' On The Veg

This festival promises to please both vegans and meat eaters with indulgent vegan dishes.

West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross, London, N1C 4AA

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 18th - 19th August 2017

 

KERB welcomes both vegans and meat-lovers to their latest event, Livin' On The Veg. The ultimate vegan rumble, it will see eight KERB-picked traders cook indulgent vegan dishes that appeal to herbivores and carnivores alike to battle it out for KERB's golden carrot. There won't be a mung bean or Buddha bowl in sight, with guests invited to feast on deep fried buffalo wings, chocolate brownie mud pies, red Thai curry pots, Tandoori naans and Venezuelan chip buttie arepas. There will also be a cocktail bar, beer bar and a KERB bar as well as DJ sets and a Mr Potato Head vegetable decorating corner. Every ticket provides a portion of food from all eight traders and once you've sampled all the goods you'll be able to vote for your favourite.

 
 
 

Foodies Festival, Alexandra Palace

Ed Baines, Jamie Laing and Jane Devonshire are on the line-up this year.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY

Tube: Bounds Green Station

 

Dates: 26th - 28th August 2017

 

The Foodies Festival is back at Alexandra Palace this summer, taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend. This year's line-up features a range of culinary elite, including Ed Baines, Rakesh Nair, Matt Hill, Will Stayner and Jane Devonshire as well as MIC favourite Jamie Laing. There will also be pop up restaurants, shopping opportunities, a BBQ arena, chilli eating competition, cake and bake theatre, street food avenue and feasting tent. Drinking events include a wine and champagne masterclasses, vintage cider tent, Pimm's tea pot, Appleton Estate rum bus and a bar bus.

Foodies Festival London 2017 dates: Syon Park 27th-29th May | Blackheath 7th-9th July | Alexandra Palace 26th-28th August

 
 
 

BBC Good Food Festival

Enjoy live entertainment and roaming circus performers as well as good food.

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, London, KT8 9AU

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 26th - 28th August 2017

 

Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, the BBC Good Food Festival comes to Hampton Court Palace giving visitors a great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well-known cooks and chefs. This year welcomes Mary Berry, Tom Kerridge, James Martin, The Hairy Bikers, Raymond Blanc, Tom Kitchin, Nadiya Hussain and Joe Wicks. The chefs will take part in live cooking demonstrations and the festival also offers tastings and masterclasses, pop-up restaurants, book signing opportunities and a collection of quality producers showcasing their wares.

 
 
 
 

Meatopia

London's biggest festival of BBQ and smoking returns for another year.

Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London, E1W 2SF

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 

Dates: 01st - 03rd September 2017

 

London's meatiest food festival, Meatopia returns once again in 2017. Originally conceived by the late Josh Ozersky, the concept is the biggest festival of BBQ and smoking to hit London, welcoming a raft of UK and international chefs, restaurants, butchers and food heroes. Taking place at Tobacco Dock, the carnivore's paradise will treat guests to tasting-sized portions of dishes from a number of renowned chefs and iconic restaurants. Previous line-ups have included the likes of Pitt Cue, Duck & Waffle, Social Eating House, Berber & Q and Hawksmoor so we can expect big things again this year. And, with the return of the Friday night session, which was introduced in 2016, it's another three-day affair.

 
 
 

London Restaurant Festival

The annual festival returns with over 300 London restaurants taking part.

 

Various Venues Dates: 1st to 31st October 2017

 

All-encompassing food affair the London Restaurant Festival is back for another month of foodie events across the capital. The annual event takes place during October and incorporates over 300 restaurants around London. The programme includes restaurant-hopping tours where you can visit six restaurants in one day and get a small plate and drink in each. Alternatively, opt for one of the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Gourmet Odysseys and get lunch at three top London restaurants - your first course in one, your main in another and dessert in a third. Exclusive to this year's festival will be Restaurant Recipes, giving people the chance to learn how to cook some of London's most celebrated restaurant dishes at leading cookery schools before enjoying dinner in the restaurant that evening. Other events include a pairing of food and film in the Andaz Temple Cinema, restaurant wine tasting and gastronomic weekends.

 
 
 
 
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