London Summer Food Festivals

 
 
 
 
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BBC Good Food Festival
Foodies Festival, Syon Park
Taste of London
Taste of London
Taste of London
KERB: Jam on Rye
London Craft Beer Festival
London Craft Beer Festival
National Geographic Traveller Food Festival
National Geographic Traveller Food Festival
Great British Food Festival
Pub in the Park
We Love Cheese
Jerk & Beyond
 

 

London boasts a year-round programme of food festivals that provide a treat for all palates. However, the summer months are the ideal time to turn an outdoor space into a foodie's heaven. Read on to find out the best of what the capital is serving this summer.

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We Love Cheese

A two-day dairy-fuelled occasion with cheese sellers from across the globe.

Battersea Power Station, Circus West, Sopwith Way, London, SW8 4NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 

Dates: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019

 

Feta fans and cheddar cheerleaders can unite this May at the We Love Cheese festival. Taking place at Battersea Power Station, the two-day dairy-fuelled occasion will welcome cheese sellers from around the globe. A large selection of stalls will sell all different varieties of cheese as well as bread, charcuterie, olives and cheesecake. Producers will be on hand to discuss the goods and there will be pairing suggestions at pop-up bars from beer and wine specialists. Street food will come from the likes of the Raclette Brothers, Mac to the Future and The Toasty Badger, and this year there will also be a wine fair led by resident urban winery and kitchen, Vagabond. Further activities include music and entertainment, live performances, a craft area for the little ones and a Wheel of Cheese offering the chance to win some special prizes.

 
 
 

Foodies Festival, Syon Park

Meet Bake Off finalists and famous chefs on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May.

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

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 25th, 26th and 27th May 2019

 

The Foodies Festival returns to Syon Park this spring bringing MasterChef finalists and famous chefs to leafy west London on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May. This year's line-up features a range of culinary elite has yet to be announced but last year saw the likes of Matt Tebutt and Michelin-starred chefs Atul Kocchar, Glynn Purnell and Josh Eggleton at the Chefs Theatre. Great British Bake Off winner Sophie Faldo joined finalists Steven Carter-Bailey and Kate Lyon in the Cake & Bake Theatre. With workshops, over 20 street food outlets, the Pimms Teapot and cookery classes for kids as well as garden games and crafting there's a lot to get your teeth stuck into.

 
 
 

Jerk & Beyond

A showcase of Caribbean food alongside rum cocktails and live music.

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

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 

Dates: 25th, 26th and 27th May 2019

 

Add a bit of spice to your late May bank holiday weekend with the brand-new Jerk & Beyond Caribbean food festival. Taking over Old Spitalfields Market for three days, the festival has been curated by Sham Mahabir, the man behind the popular Trinidadian Limin bar and restaurant in Spitalfields, and will show that there's more to Caribbean food than just jerk chicken and rice and peas. A line-up of innovative dishes from Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana will be served up alongside island rums from Plantation and a programme of music and dance from Notting Hill Carnival's Bacchanalia Mas band.

 
 
 

KERB: Jam on Rye

Milkshake singer and RnB superstar Kelis headlines this year.

Peckham Rye Park, Strakers Road, London, SE15 3UA

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 

Dates: Monday 27th May 2019

 

Milkshake singer and RnB superstar Kelis headlines Jam on Rye as the chilled out music festival returns to Peckham Rye Park for a second year. She'll be performing hits like Milkshake, Trick Me and Millionaire in a carnival-like show on the second Bank Holiday in May. Brought to you by street food specialists KERB, the festival mixes fresh flavours and local traders with live music. There are four stages of music on offer, reflecting London's vibrant melting-pot of cultures and showcasing undiscovered local talent. Expect reggae, afrobeat and new wave jazz, served with a side order of top London street food traders, summer cocktails, talks and family activities.

 
 
 

London Seafood Festival

One week of culinary pop-ups and events on the bank of the River Thames.

Battersea Power Station, Circus West, Sopwith Way, London, SW8 4NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 

Dates: 12th to 16th Jun 2019

 

This summer, Battersea Power Station will once again play host to the London Seafood Festival when it returns for its second year. Running for one week in June, the festival boasts a packed line-up of chef collaborations, pop-ups and activities, all taking place along the bank of the River Thames. Vivek Singh of Cinnamon Kitchen and Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express and Netflix's Chef's Table are both on the line-up along with a whole host of culinary special guests. There will be street food, live music, cooking demonstrations, limited edition ticketed dinners and more.

 
 
 
 

Taste of London

Five days of top flight food, drink and entertainment.

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

Tube: Regent's Park Station

 

Dates: 19th to 23rd Jun 2019

 

Five days of top flight food, drink and entertainment at Regent's Park, Taste of London is a wonderful al fresco summer festival of all things food. It's a wonderful excuse to indulge in some delicious gluttony as you work your way through sample sized dishes from London's top restaurants. Top chefs attend, including a flurry of Michelin starred names, and give demos to show off their culinary handiwork. Festival favourites include At The Fire Pit - where everything is cooked with fire and smoke - and the chance to try out so many of London's most talked about restaurants in one place. In the middle of it all are stalls selling food and drinks, often to a live band. A handful of breweries and Champagne labels also attend, some hosting pop ups where you might walk through a fridge door and discover a dimly lit secret bar.

 
 
 

Great British Food Festival

Fifty different traders serve artisan food alongside competitions, talks and live music.

Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP

Tube: Turnham Green Station

 

Dates: 12th, 13th and 14th July 2019

 

Taking place in the walled gardens, the Great British Food Festival comes to Chiswick House and Gardens for the second year running. Fifty different traders will be there offering artisan food direct from the producer and street food. In the marquee, experts chefs give demos, sharing tips on everything from baking to fine dining. There'll also be foodie talks, men vs food and cake competitions - enter a cake to get free entry to the festival - plus there's live music throughout the day and into the evenings. A fun day out for all the family with kids' cookery lessons, entertainment and face-painting.

 
 
 

National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

Raymond Bland, Adam Handling and Andi Oliver are all on the line-up of this brand-new festival.

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019

 

Providing two days of eating, drinking and learning, the inaugural National Geographic Traveller Food Festival comes to the Business Design Centre this July. Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, rising star Adam Handling and expert food writer Andi Oliver are all on the line-up along with John Torode, Tim Anderson, Felicity Cloake and Shivi Ramoutar. With travel at the heart of the festival, visitors will have the chance to discover the food and drink of destinations such as Hungary, Montenegro, Dominica and Thailand. There will be panel discussions covering food trends and up-and-coming culinary destinations along with one-on-one interviews with the most entertaining chefs, authors and journalists in the world of food. There will also be food stalls, culinary masterclasses and live demonstrations from top chefs.

 
 
 

London Craft Beer Festival

A line-up of 80 breweries and close to 500 different beers on tap.

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

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 

Dates: 9th, 10th and 11th August 2019

 

The London Craft Beer Festival returns for its seventh year in 2019 returning to Tobacco Dock with a bolstered line up of 80 breweries (much bigger than last year's 50), close to 500 different beers on tap, talented chefs and hot DJs for three days of fun. New York based breweries and new European breweries, including Brasserie Popihn from central France and Cerveja Letra from Portugal, join UK craft beer makers Northern Monk, Pressure Drop and Kings Cross based Two Tribes and Bohem. This year's festival sees the debut of the world renowned Copenhagen restaurant Amass as Matt Orlando and his team showcase beers from their new brewery Broaden & Build. Topping off the weekend will be the festival's curated selection of food and music. Luca, Pitt Cue and Gunpowder have appeared at the festival before with Two Door Cinema Club and Toddla T previously playing. This year's lineup will be revealed later.

 
 
 

London Dessert Festival

A showcase of the best desserts from across the UK.

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

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 

Dates: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 2019

 

Calling all sweet tooths: the first London Dessert Festival comes to the Truman Brewery this August. Presenting the best desserts from across the UK, the multi-sensory festival will be full of experimental ways to celebrate and enjoy the sweet treats. Visitors can expect a number of interactive features such as themed rooms and Instagrammable walls along with indulgent treats like Macaron ice cream sandwiches, Frozen S'mores, Cookie Shots, Cereal cocktails and more.

 
 
 
 

Hampton Court Palace Food Festival

Make the most of the long weekend with this delectable foodie festival.

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

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 24th, 25th and 26th August 2019

 

Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the Hampton Court Palace 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. While this year's line-up has yet to be revealed, last year's top chefs included Michel Roux Jr, Nadiya Hussain, Lisa Faulkner, Melissa Hemsley and Dr Rupy Aujla who all gave live cooking demonstrations. The festival also offers tastings and masterclasses, pop-up restaurants, book signing opportunities and over 100 producers of speciality foods. Feast on street food, enjoy afternoon tea, sip on cocktails, quaff Champagne from pop-up bars and leave time to visit Hampton Court Palace - all tickets include free entry into the beautiful home of King Henry VIII.

 
 
 

London Brunch Fest

A food festival dedicated to our favourite weekend meal.

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

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 

Dates: Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019

 

A food festival dedicated to our favourite weekend meal, somewhere between breakfast and lunch, London Brunch Fest takes over The Old Truman Brewery for a whole weekend this summer. A number of headline restaurants will be taking part, bringing together London's best menus under one roof to serve everything from avocado on toast to American pancakes. Expect both coffee and booze to wash it all down with as well as a programme of workshops, talks and music.

 
 
 

Pub in the Park

Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge brings his food festival to west London.

Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP

Tube: Turnham Green Station

 

Dates: 6th, 7th and 8th September 2019

 

New for summer 2019, Tom Kerridge brings his Pub in the Park festival to Chiswick House for the first time, delivering food and music to the picturesque gardens of the west London stately home. Kerridge, chef-owner of the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars, has lined up some first class pop-up pubs and restaurants for Chiswick including his own The Hand & Flowers, The Star Inn, Claude Bosi'sOyster Bar at Bibendum, Jose Pizarro, Rick Stein's Barnes restaurant, Berners Tavern, The Pony & Trap, Heston Blumenthal's The Hinds Head in Bray and Cafe Murano. The live music line up lists Gabrielle, Clean Bandit, Stereo MCs, Texas, Soul II Soul Sound System, Scouting for Girls, Toploader and local singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor as well as Natalie Williams and the Soul Family. Mixing chef demonstrations, top quality food and live music,it's the best of the pub brought out into the open air.

 
 
 
 
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