Making a very welcome return just in time for the conclusion of January detoxes, Street Feast is returned in 2015 for ten glorious weeks of food, booze and partying. The team are bringing back popular indoor night market Hawker House, this time taking place at an old office block on Kingsland Road. Open every Friday and Saturday night, it boasts a roster of London's most saliva-inducing street food vendors, including Bleecker St Burger, Yum Bun, Hanoi Kitchen, Smokestak and B.O.B.'s Lobster. There will also be six bars serving craft beer, hot toddies, wine and spirits, and the Whisky roulette provides the chance to win a measure of whisky costing anything from £8 to £40. So long dry January.
London Food Festivals
Ten weeks of food, booze and partying.
260-264 Kingsland Road, , London, E8 4DG
Tube: Old Street Station
Dates: 30th January - 04th April 2015
Inspirational ideas for healthy eating.
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
Dates: 27th February - 01st March 2015
A brand new food and drink consumer event, the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show at London Olympia brings together healthy food brands and producers alongside inspirational healthy eating chefs and celebs to showcase a clean-eating lifestyle. Visitors will be able to discover wholefoods, superfoods, free from products and gain advice from nutritional experts and learn healthy cooking techniques. The line-up includes a Dieticians Clinic, an Eat Well Forum and a Healthy Kitchen, while experts attending include Davina McCall, Lorraine Pacale, Hemsley Hemsley, Gizzi Erskine, Liz Earle and Madeleine Shaw.
A chocoholic's heaven.
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
Tube: Angel Station
Dates: 27th - 29th March 2015
The Chocolate Festival takes place at the Business Design Centre once again in 2015 with plenty more 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.
Street food and music every Saturday night.
Euro Car Parks, 163-175 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6HU
Tube: Old Street Station
Dates: 28th March to 19th December 2015
The Urban Food Fest returns this March, running every Saturday night at the Euro Car Parks in Shoreditch. The evening market invites a revolving line-up of food stalls and trucks to serve a whole host of cuisines; from jerk chicken to sushi and pizza to pad Thai, there's no shortage of options. There will also be lashings of craft beer, ales and cider, specialist cocktails and entertainment from up-and-coming bands. Some Saturdays take on different themes, including an Alice in Wonderland theme for the opening night on Saturday 28th March - there's a free cocktail or craft beer for anyone who rocks up in a themed costume.
Three-day event that embraces London's vibrant coffee scene.
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Tube: Aldgate East Station
Dates: 30th April - 03rd May 2015
The London Coffee Festival returns with new features including a pop up coffee shop, a roastery tour and the official UK Barista Championships. The new Coffee Masters competition is a fast-paced barista competition which will see 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, a new event feature showcasing some of London's cutting edge fashion, design, art, lifestyle and wellbeing brands.
Meet Michelin star chefs, see live demonstrations and sample delicious food.
Syon Park, Road, Brentford, London, TW8 8JF
Tube: Richmond Station
Dates: 23rd - 25th May 2015
On the spring Bank Holiday weekend meet Michelin star chefs, see live demonstrations and sample food from London's top restaurants at the Foodies Festival, taking place at Syon Park. Cooking is made to look easy thanks to demos from top chefs like Aldo Zilli who hosts the Chef Theatre for the weekend. The Bluebird's Matt Robinson, Michael Weiss from Quiglano's, Jamie Thickett at Opera Taven, The Wright Brothers' Richard Kirkwood and Stovell's chef patron Fernando Stovell will also be putting in an appearance. And if the mere thought of all that makes you hungry then you can head to the restaurant tents where you can sample signature dishes from well known restaurants and local eateries. Children can learn to cook, there's a special cake and bake theatre, a BBQ arena as well as a live music stage, all of which help to make a very convivial atmosphere in which to sample some of the city's best food and drink.
Foodies Festival in London - 2015 dates:
The festival will take place at Syon Park over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May, Alexandra Palace from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July and Clapham Common from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2015.
A wonderful al fresco celebration of all things foodie.
Regent's Park, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NR
Tube: Regent's Park Station
Dates: 17th - 21st June 2015
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 this year include 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.
Independent beer producers, street food, bands and DJs.
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London, E2 9DY
Tube: Bethnal Green Station
Dates: 13th - 16th August 2015
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.
Hundreds of restaurants across the capital take part in this all-encompassing food affair.
Various Venues London, , London, W1J 9LN
Tube: North Greenwich Station
Dates: 1st to 31st October 2015
All-encompassing food affair the London Restaurant Festival is back in 2015 for another month of foodies events across the capital. The annual event takes place during October and incorporates hundreds of restaurants around London. This year's programme is yet to be announced but highlights of previous years include the popular Gourmet Odyssey, which takes diners to three top restaurants to sample a different course at each; the Tapas Tour, exploring some of London's top tapas bars such as El Pirate and Ametsa with Arzak Instruction; and the Cicchetti trails, exploring the best in Spanish, Italian and Japanese food in London. A number of top chefs also get involved and awards are handed out to the best restaurants.
Well known chefs and TV personalities from Saturday Kitchen and MasterChef.
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX
Dates: 13th, 14th and 15th November 2015
Bringing a host of TV programmes to life including Saturday Kitchen and MasterChef: The Professionals, the BBC Good Food Show arrives at Olympia for three days this November. Well known chefs and TV personalities present cooking demos, there's local and seasonal produce in the Producers' Village, and a handpicked selection of London's best eateries in the restaurant experience. MasterChef Skills Pod featuring finalists from this year's TV Show and you can sip on samples as part of the drinks tasting theatre and fine wine experience. In 2015 the BBC Good Food Show site sharing the Olympia stadium with the BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show, packed with baking techniques and cake-crafting demonstrations as well as appearances from Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.
4th October 2015
IN THIS ARTICLE
Street Feast: Hawker House
BBC Good Food Eat Well Show
The Chocolate Festival
The Urban Food Fest
The London Coffee Festival
Foodies Festival Syon Park
Taste of London
London Craft Beer Festival
London Restaurant Festival
BBC Good Food Show
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