The London Coffee Festival returns with new features including an espresso martini party headlined by DJ Yoda, a 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.
London Food Festivals
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: 07th - 10th April 2016
Paul Hollywood, Hemsley Hemsley, Davina McCall and John Torode are just some of the celebrity chefs.
ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
Tube: Canning Town Station
Dates: 20th, 21st and 22nd May 2016
The BBC Good Food Show Summer In The City takes over ExCeL London this May for three days of foodie fun. Embracing the current clean eating movement, a new feature for 2016 will be the BBC Good Food Hub, which will focus on seasonal foods with an emphasis on vitality and health. Hosted by Barney Desmazery and Cassie Best from the BBC Good Food team, the Hub will feature a combination of celebrity interviews, recipe demonstrations and panel discussions on diverse health topics and food trends. Guests taking part include Paul Hollywood, Hemsley Hemsley, Davina McCall and John Torode. Further event highlights include shopping opportunities from hundreds of exhibitors, the Supertheatre with celeb chefs cooking live on stage and the chance to get your favourite cook books signed by the authors.
Competition: LondonTown.com has teamed up with the BBC Good Food Show to offer our readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the event. To enter, all you need to do is email email@example.com with 'BBC Good Food' in the subject line by midday on Monday 9th May. Please include your full name, postal address (tickets are sent via post) and contact telephone number in the body of the email.
T&Cs: Two pairs of tickets to give away. All tickets are general admission excluding Saturday. Tickets are non refundable and non-exchangeable. Ticket terms and conditions apply. Tickets do not include a seat in the Supertheatre.
Meet Michelin starred chefs and MasterChef Finalist 2015 Tony Rodd.
Syon Park, Road, Brentford, London, TW8 8JF
Tube: Richmond Station
Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th May 2016
The Foodies Festival returns to Syon Park this spring, taking place on the second Bank Holiday weekend. 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 Janos Veres. There will also be the chance to discover Feel Good Superfoods with healthy living chefs and food writers, 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 on the entertainment stage.
FOODIES FESTIVALS: 201628-30 May - Syon Park | 8-10 July - Blackheath | 27-29 August - Alexandra Palace | 18-20 November - Truman Brewery
A wonderful al fresco celebration of all things foodie.
Regent's Park, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NR
Tube: Regent's Park Station
Dates: 15th to 19th Jun 2016
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 foodie. 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 restuarants. 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.
Top chefs gather for three days of culinary fun.
Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road, London, SE3 0UA
Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th July 2016
The Foodies Festival comes to Blackheath for the first time 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 celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager, Michelin starred Adam Simmonds, Will Stayner of York & Albany, Guy Betteridge of Heddon Street Kitchen and Paul Shearing of the Bread Street Kitchen all attending. There will also be a drinks theatre, a section on feel good and superfoods, a street food avenue, artisan producers market, tea room, chilli eating challenge and children's cookery school. The Foodies Festival also comes to Syon Park, Alexandra Palace and the Truman Brewery in 2016.
Independent beer producers, street food, bands and DJs.
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London, E2 9DY
Tube: Bethnal Green Station
Dates: 12th, 13th and 14th August 2016
Eighteen world-class craft brewers will be bringing 60 superb beers to the Oval Space in Bethnal Green this August. In recognition of so much great beer being made in the UK - much of which doesn't get the recognition it deserves - the London Craft Beer Festival brings brewers from the UK and Europe together under one roof - including breweries like the The Kernel Brewery, Camden Town Brewery, BrewDog and Redchurch Brewery from right here in London. Visitors are given information on each brewery and encouraged to sample small glasses to experience as much as possible. Street food is supplied by local companies like the Ginger Pig, E5 Bakehouse and Gelupo with dishes inspired by the beers. Bands and DJs provide the soundtrack, all to be enjoyed on the large Oval Space terraces overlooking the Bethnal Green gas works. Tickets are expected to go quickly.
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: 27th, 28th and 29th August 2016
Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the BBC Good Food Festival comes to Hampton Court Palace for the second year giving visitors a great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well known cooks and chefs including baker Paul Hollywood, Le Gavroche chef Michel Roux Jr, resident chef on ITV's Lorraine John Whaite and winner of the second series of the BBC's The Great British Bake Off Jo Wheatley. Book in at the summer kitchen to see these top chefs doing their thing, enjoy live entertainment and see roaming circus performers showing off their skills around the Palace grounds throughout the day. A great family day out, kids can try drop in for juggling classes at the circus skills school, get their faces painted, enjoy messy play and old school games like the sack race and egg and spoon races.
Join top chefs Rakesh Nair, Aldo Zilli and Masterchef finalists Tony Rodd and Emma Spitzer.
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY
Tube: Bounds Green Station
Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th August 2016
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 Rakesh Nair of The Cinnamon Club, celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, Alex Theibaut of Maze, Peter Joseph of Tamarind and Masterchef finalists Tony Rodd and Emma Spitzer. There will also be the chance to discover Feel Good Superfoods with healthy living chefs and food writers, 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 on the entertainment stage. The Foodies Festival also comes to Syon Park, Blackheath and the Truman Brewery in 2016.
Pick up chocolate goodies from Britain's best artisan companies.
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Tube: Angel Station
Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2016
Just in time to stock up on goodies for Christmas, The Chocolate Festival returns to Islington's Business Design Centre with an array of chocolatiers and artisan delights to tickle your taste buds. This event will feature stands from award winning chocolatiers, demonstrations, tastings and talks. There will be a Cocoa Spa, where guests can try luxurious cocoa beauty treatments; a Health Zone, serving up free-from and raw chocolate and providing information with the health benefits of chocolate; and a Chocolate Market, where you can pick up goodies from Britain's best artisan chocolate companies. If you are a chocoholic, or you know someone who is, then you simply cannot afford to miss this event.
IN THIS ARTICLE
The London Coffee Festival
BBC Good Food Summer In City
Foodies Festival: Syon Park
Taste of London
Foodies Festival: Blackheath
London Craft Beer Festival
BBC Good Food Festival
Foodies Festival: Alexandra Palace
The Chocolate Festival
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