The Best Food Festivals To Book For A Summer Of Feasting

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Sure, a music festival is fun but the food can often be a letdown. Skip the dry burgers and curly fries this summer and book yourself in for a UK food festival stacked with Michelin-starred chefs, innovative dishes and cocktail masterclasses. 

From Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park to London’s biggest foodie experience, these are the UK food festivals to book this summer.

Top UK Food Festivals To Bookmark 

Taste of London

London’s biggest food festival returns to the capital this June, bringing with it its biggest line-up yet. Taking over Regent’s Park, expect five epic days of feasting.

Your one-way ticket to London’s hottest restaurants, top UK chefs and exclusive culinary experiences, it’s packed with highlights, from Alex Webb on Park Lane to Caribbean vegan hot spot Jam Delish and Big Mamma Group all making appearances. 

Further confirmed restaurants and chefs include, Italian chef Francesco Mazzei, Bar Kroketa famed for its Spanish croquettes, contemporary Indian restaurant Kahani and Mexican hotspot Cavita.

14.06.2023 – 18.06.2023

www.london.tastefestivals.com

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Rock Oyster

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Returning to Cornwall this July is Rock Oyster, the annual festival marrying food and music together. 

Hosted over three days at Dinham House, the festival’s foodie options offer summery alfresco dining, cooking demonstrations and Michelin-starred chefs. This year’s line-up includes Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Olia Hercules, Andi Oliver, Mark Hix and Simon Stallard. 

The musical element isn’t so bad either, with Groove Armada, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Sophie Ellis-Bextor headlining across the three days. It’s a great one for the kiddies too, with plenty of activities to dive into from coasteering adventures to puppetry workshops, surf classes to ukulele sing-a-longs.

28.07.2023 – 30.07.2023 

www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk

National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

Returning this July, the popular food festival will see you mentally travelling to your bucket list destinations through culinary delights prepared by some of the biggest names in the business. 

From picking up a few culinary tricks from top chefs to tasting traditional flavours from around the world, expect a whole programme full of events waiting for you. 

This year’s line-up is huge – expect everyone from John Torode to Thomasina Miers, Andi Oliver to Ravinder Bhogal, Asma Khan to Jeremey Pang.

15.07.2023 – 16.07.2023

www.foodfestival.natgeotraveller.co.uk

Foodies Festival

Hosted throughout the summer, Foodies Festival is a celebration of food and music, featuring a line-up of Michelin-starred chefs and MasterChef champions cooking up their favourite dishes. This summer’s chef roster includes Skye McAlpine, Charlie Jefferys, Sameer Taneja, Thomas Frake and Crystelle Pereira. 

It’s not all just about the food, you can get dancing to live music from Sophie Ellis-Bexter, BLUE, Scouting For Girls, Toploader and more.

 

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Various dates throughout the summer 

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Pub in the Park

Run by the acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, the brilliant Pub in the Park will be travelling around the UK once again this summer. 

A celebration of British pubs and their place in our culture, the festival will see the likes of Danny Jones, Simon Rimmer, Chris Baber, Si King and Nisha Parmer among others cooking up a storm. 

Various dates throughout the summer 

www.pubintheparkuk.com

The Big Feastival

One of the UK’s most popular food festivals, The Big Feastival has been a smash hit since Alex James launched it back in 2011. Hosted on the rock stars Cotswolds farm, this year’s musical line-up includes Sigrid, Tom Grennan and Blossoms. 

Foodies can get their chops around dishes and demonstrations from the likes of Asma Akan, Nathan Outlaw, Ching He Huang MBE, Becky Excell, Big Zuu, Max La Mamma, Lizzie Acker and Lisa Goodwin-Allen.

25.05.2023 – 27.05.2023

www.thebigfeastival.com

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BBC Good Food Summer Show

From James Martin and Nadiya Hussain to Michel Roux, this year’s BBC Good Food Summer Show is set to go off. The four days will be jam-packed with foodie adventures, with tastings, workshops, stages and talks taking place all weekend.

There’ll be plenty of exhibitors on hand allowing you to peruse and shop artisan and independent brands including Charlie & Ivy’s, Elemental Cornish Gin, Beanies and Chockshop.

15.06.2023 – 18.06.2023

www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com


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