London Summer Food Festivals

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Taste of London
Foodies Festival Clapham Common
The Great British Beer Festival
The Great British Beer Festival
Street Feast London
Taste of London
BBC Good Food Festival
London Craft Beer Festival
Foodies Festival Alexandra Palace
 

 

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. So, read on to find out the best of what the capital is serving this summer.

 
 

Street Feast London

Five months of feasts every Friday and Saturday night.

Dalston Yard, Hartwell Street, Islington, London, E8 3DU

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 

Dates: 01st May - 26th September 2015

 

Running from 1st May until 26th September, Street Feast's gastronomic event will provide Londoners with five months of feasts every Friday and Saturday night. Taking over Dalston Yard, this weekly night market will house new traders Yard Diners and new gins at The Gin Store, a specialist indoor cocktail bar with bookable tables and 20 specialist gins (plus plenty of other drinks). Within the yard hungry visitors will be able to choose from a number of well-known traders and guest traders, who will debut new menus for the occasion. With eight bars and 20 traders the choices include Bleecker Burger, Rola Wala, Slider Bar, Yum Bun and Breddos Tacos who return with their Taco Shack. After becoming London's first full weekly night market in 2012, Street Feast offers interesting, delicious and high quality food at an affordable price.

 
 
 

Foodies Festival Syon Park

Meet Michelin star chefs, see live demonstrations and sample delicious food.

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

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th May 2016

 

This 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 for the first time. 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 Quiglanos, 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.

 
 
 

Taste of London 2015

London's best restaurants pitch up at Regent's Park.

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 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.

 
 
 

Foodies Festival Alexandra Palace

See Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, brush up on your BBQ skills and enjoy live music.

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

Tube: Bounds Green Station

 

Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th August 2016

 

Meet Michelin star chefs, pitch up at the Hard Rock Cafe tent, see live demonstrations and sample food from London's top restaurants at the Foodies Festival, taking place at Alexandra Palace for the first time, from Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th July 2015. Aldo Zilli is host at the chef theatre where Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, The Cinnamon Club's head chef Rakesh, and The Chamberlain, and Chef Patron Arnaud Stevens at SixtyOne are among the top chefs taking part. Sample signature dishes from well known restaurants, build up your baking expertise in the Bake and Cake Theatre and keep young ones busy in the Children's Theatre or take part in daily tea dances. It's summer so why not brush up on your BBQ skills in the outdoor BBQ arena and relax on hay bales on the real ale and cider farm while enjoying live music including a session from Hard Rock Rising London winners, Narrow Plains, performing live on Saturday 4th July.

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Foodies Festival Clapham Common

The Foodies Festival celebrates 10 years with two London festivals this July.

Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, Battersea, London, SW4 9DE

Tube: Clapham South Station

 

Dates: 24th - 26th July 2015

 

The Foodies Festival celebrates 10 years with two London festivals this July, both north and south of the river at Alexandra Palace on 3rd to 5th July and Clapham Common from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th July. Top chefs including Aldo Zilli, Saltyard's Ben Tish, Jacques Fourie from Ember Yard and last year's MasterChef Winner Ping Coombes all descend on Clapham Common South (opposite Clapham South Station) to cook live in the chef's theatre. Tens-of-thousands of visitors are expected to come to this culinary celebration with tastings and tea dances, culinary activities and cocktails. Explore the latest food trends and find out about foodie activities like oyster shucking, mushroom foraging and bee keeping. Kids can learn to cook too at this family friendly event where the feasting tent at the heart with its long banqueting tables is the social hub. A winning combination of sampling, slurping and learning, all in the open air.

Foodies Festival in London - 2015 dates:
The festival will take place at Syon House 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.

 
 
 

The Great British Beer Festival

A celebration of our national drink.

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

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station

 

Dates: 11th - 15th August 2015

 

Over 66,000 people flock to this massive celebration of our national drink, which features over 700 real ales, ciders, perries and beers from around the world. Although the Great British Beer Festival 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.

 
 
 

London Craft Beer Festival

Eighteen world-class craft brewers bring 60 superb beers to Bethnal Green.

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.

 
 
 

BBC Good Food Festival

Paul Hollywood and Paul Hollywood head to Hampton Court Palace this August Bank Holiday weekend.

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 from The Polka Dots and the Riverside Brass Ensemble, 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 sack races and egg and spoon races.

 
 
 
 
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