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Best Food Events In The UK
One of life's greatest pleasures? Food. And lots of it. We just love to get our hungry chops around delicious eats at all times of the day, and luckily for you, we know all of the most exciting grub-related happenings going on across the nation. Whether your tummy is rumbling for a cheese tour of Liverpool or you're super keen to rate London's top chicken wings, here are the best food events in the UK.
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Fromage fiends assemble. The Manchester Cheese Crawl is a one-of-a-kind weekend walking tour taking you on a journey to search for the gooiest, creamiest and cheesiest goods in town. Take a trip through all the nooks and crannies of the city led by an expert guide as you indulge in delish samples, a glass of prosecco, as well as fun games of trivia and giggles at just £25 a pop.
After UK food festivals for 2024? Check out London, Bristol, Sheffield and Derby's Wing Fest. Your evening comes complete with chicken wings, beer, delicious bourbon and fun activities - think eating competitions, axe throwing and challenges galore.
Did somebody say bottomless pizza? Over at Flight Club, they host brunch socials where you'll chow down on unlimited slices paired with free-flowing prosecco. On top of that, you can try your hand at darts with your own private oche.
In London's most beaut neighbourhoods, you'll find Biscuiteers hosting a bunch of School of Icing classes and activities. Whether you want to master your piping skills or are keen to create a cookie bouquet, there's an event with your name on it.
Inspired by the famed TV show, this Faulty Towers dining experience serves up comedy, theatre and a fabulous three-course meal. The immersive multi-sensory food event in London will see you interacting with hilarious characters as they throw you into fits of laughter with their unique mix of script and improv.
Boasting locations in Central London and Leeds' city centre, Iberica is holding a whole load of exciting experiences. Whether you want to learn how to perfectly carve jamón or are keen to uncover the beauty of Spanish wines, they'll be there with bells on.
Join the RSA House in Covent Garden for a spectacular event with everyone's favourite sauce master. Tickets to An Evening With Loyd Grossman start from £100 per person and include a drink on arrival, before a curated meal, provided by executive chef Brian Fantoni, taking place in the historical Great Room. The talk will be led by Andy Haldane, the CEO of RSA, and will be a night to remember.
Need food and drinks events in the UK? You'll find The Brunch Club delving out dishes while providing you with live entertainment. Spanning everything from ABBA to Disney-themed drag, these events are sure to have something that hits the spot.
Looking for something beyond the usual? Head to STEREO Presents Beats Per Menu By Andrew Clarke for a culinary adventure that'll knock your socks off. This foodie and live music extravaganza helmed by the master chef of Acme Fire Cult features a four-course menu and drinks pairings that start at £60 per person. You'll kick off your night with a welcome drink of FEW Bourbon or Eucalyptus cordial and indulge in mouth-watering treats like truffled cheese gougeres, fried chicken nuggets with caviar and foie gras beignets.
If you're after a food event in London, Petersham Nurseries - Covent Garden Classes has plenty to choose between. From learning how to perfectly make pasta to botanical dinner and wine experiences, foodies certainly won't go short of tasty things to do in the capital.
Boasting gorgeous interiors and some top-notch foodie events, it's no wonder why Three Wise Monkeys in Ipswich has gained quite a reputation. Enjoy unique homemade doughnuts at its sweet treat event or opt for beer tasting activities.
If you fancy learning how to make your own sushi, then head on over to YO! for its weekly school events. What to expect? Not only will you get to learn all about this Japanese favourite, but you'll also brush up on some top-notch knife cutting skills and stuff your face with maki rolls.
A film-buff approved event, DEATHPROOF - Immersive Tarantino Themed Cocktail Experience at True Romance promises a cinematic evening like no other. For just £40 a pop, you'll get exclusive access to the Quentin Tarantino-themed Death Proof Bar, serving themed pizzas and cocktails with quirky names such as Stuck in the Middle, Five Dollar Shake, Elmore's Rum Punch and more. Pull up a seat, enjoy the tipples and revel in Holly-good posters, memorabilia and banging tunes.
This August, Hackney Bridge will be hosting the British Street Food Awards 2023. Get ready to catch 12 finalists from around the UK battle it out to win, all while you boogie along to live music sets and dig into the good stuff. To top it off? You'll also get a free drink with each ticket.
Head on over to The Murdér Express at Pedley Street Station for an immersive experience. Crack the mysterious case before the time runs out, all while munching through a four-course menu from a Michelin star chef and Great British menu winner.
For those of you looking for London food events, make sure to check out "in good company". This summer supper club series from Company of Cooks takes you to gorgeous gardens to enjoy exclusive meals - think menus curated by celebrity chefs, dinner under the stars and more.
Some of London's very best street food vendors will be rustling up lip-smacking fare at Jack & Boule's brunch this summer. The cool event will also feature free-flowing prosecco and beer, as well as a 55-minute round of urban boules (for an additional £5 per player).
Ever wanted to explore the different types of CBD products? The Full Edible Experience is an online event that sends you a hamper of drinks, capsules and patches to try at home with a mate. You'll be walked through each item and learn about the history of cannabis too.
Ditch the bog-standard days out and head over to Three Course Dinner With Sake Or Wine Pairing at La Bibliotheque for a fabulous time. Revel in a creative menu filled with Mediterranean and Japanese delights such as BBQ Monkfish with beef fat, whisky and apple, as well as braised lamb shoulder with seaweed, all paired with a carefully curated selection of tipples. For £70 per person, this is one experience not to be missed.