Taste of London 2019 is upon us. We went along to the first night of this year's event to try some of the food and drink on offer - here are our personal top picks...
With all the food festivals happening around Britain this summer (and there are a LOT of them), it's pretty hard to launch a new one from scratch, and to make it stand out from the crowd. But when you're a Michelin-starred chef with all manner of book and TV deals and a burgeoning restaurant and pub empire, maybe these things just come easier to you.
Updated 4/6/19 with full list of restaurants and dishes
If your idea of heaven is spending hours roaming Taste of London with a free pass to eat all the food in sight, then we have good news for you. For this year's festival, they're offering one lucky London foodie the chance to do just that, becoming one of the Best in Taste Awards tasters.
The winner of the competition will get a chance to
Britain's summer festival scene now feels like it's as much about the food as the music. If you want to know where you should be setting up your tent this summer, here's our guide to the best music festivals for foodies.
It sure is festival season, isn’t it? (And we don’t just mean Boomtown, Wilderness et al.)
We’d only just gotten over WingFest, before starting to gear up for
The UK’s hospitality industry is getting together for a big celebration this summer at PX+ festival. So if you have a pal in the biz , make sure you give them a nudge about their plus one, which will give you access to all of this and more. That covers everyone from chefs to restaurateurs, food writers and suppliers too.
Unsurprisingly, given the percentage of farmers, butchers, winemakers and chefs attending, there’ll be a rather eye-watering amount of
Shoreditch's Vegan Nights market is set to go next level for August as part of a new vegan lifestyle festival at The Old Truman Brewery. Running for the whole of the month, V For says they're aimed at vegans, vegetarians and the V curious (their term, not ours) with fitness, shopping and food events running throughout the festival.
On the food front, in addition to Vegan Nights' usual traders there are a couple of interesting new folk. Key among those is
Everyone's favourite festival of meat and fire, Meatopia, is coming back to London for its sixth outing and this year's line-up looks pretty amazing.
Chefs cooking at Meatopia for the first time include Jeremy Chan of Ikoyi, Sam Bryant of Coal Rooms, Rok Shoreditch’s Matt Young and Aaron Webster & Remi Williams of Smoke & Salt. But the list of returning chefs is pretty bloody A-list ranging from Yotam Ottolenghi, David Carter of Smokestak through to Meatopia
If you love chicken wings, then perhaps you already know that London's had its own chicken wing festival since 2014. London Wing Fest has been showcasing the best chicken wings around thanks to the efforts of Randy's Wing Bar.
But did you also know that that the humble chicken wing is now SO popular in the UK it's getting its very own day of celebration, Mr Hyde National Chicken Wing Day?
If you can't think of anything better (and granted, it's hard to), then
Veggies, vegans, flexitarians or even meat eaters who love veg - you're all welcome at a new two-day festival celebrating edible plants. Hitting Camden this summer, Plant Life is bringing together some powerhouse chefs who'll be talking about the joys of a plant-based diet. The good news is that it's not just talk - there'll be workshops and cooking as well.
The festival was conceived of by Franco Fubini founder of Natoora along with chef and restaurateur Richard
Everything you need to know about the Abergavenny Food Festival - one of the UK's biggest foodie gatherings
This weekend sees the Chinese Food Festival take over Potters Fields Park by the river for three days of food celebrating London's Chinese food scene. And the line-up's impressive enough to make this a definite date for your diary with 17 old and new restaurants turning up.
You can’t keep London Bridge down. After the jubilant reopening of Borough Market, London Bridge Open Kitchen has just announced it'll be going ahead, along with the full list of vendors.
This year, the food festival will be
If you can believe it, London which is about to see its 14th Taste of London festival hitting Regent's Park for the summer! The event is a celebration of the London restaurant scene. But it's also a massive draw for visitors and for visiting chefs.
This year there are two international chefs in particular that you should make a beeline for at the festival.
First is Pierre Herme, named
We're always intrigued to see how Taste of London is going to step it up each year. You can always rely on the food festival to have something new to get London's foodies going and this year is no exception. Of all the fun stuff they have planned, we reckon The Taste
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