Foodies Festival returns to Bristol this weekend 11-13th May

Foodies Festival returns to Bristol this weekend 11-13th May

Posted on: 09 May 2018

We hope you're as excited as we are for Foodies Festival 2018 this weekend. Featuring a jam-packed weekend of live music, live food and drink demonstrations, masterclasses, pop-ups and more, the festival is set to be bigger and better than ever!


The Bristol Foodies Festival will take place on Durdham Downs and features an array of mouth-watering foods, as well as some fantastic entertainment for all the family to enjoy. 



Foodies Festival 2018 in Bristol

In the Chef’s Theatre, there will be Michelin Star chefs, MasterChef winners and other top chefs cooking live. Some Bristol names on the bill are Chef Josh Eggleton from The Pony & Trap, Freddy Bird from Lido, John Watson from No Man’s Grace, and Jan Ulster from Wilson’s Restaurant. Other big names are GBBO Finalist 2017 Steven Carter-Bailey who will be baking live, Great British Menu Winner Richard Bainbridge from Benedicts, Michelin Starred Chef Robert Potter from The Manor, MasterChef Winner and Executive Chef at Chi Kitchen Ping Coombes, Omar Allibhoy from Tapas Revolution, Chris Cleghorn from The Olive Tree, author of ‘Happy Food’ Bettina Campolucci-Bordi, ‘The Curry Guy’ Dan Toombs, author of ‘Food for a Happy Gut’ Naomi Devlin and author of ‘Fuse, Cook & Eat’ Anupreet Attridge.


Make sure and visit Bristol and Bath's best fine dining Indian restaurant The Mint Room who are exhibiting again at Foodies Festival, we've not seen the map yet but they are there somewhere!


As well as live food demonstrations, there will be many delicious dishes from pop up restaurants and Street Food stands to taste. Champagne, wine and beer masterclasses will also take place as well as the Bake Off winners in the new Cake & Desserts Theatre.

Foodies Festival 2018 in Bristol

The festival will celebrate live music into the night on the newly launched stage with performances from much-loved headliner Toploader, power pop rock group Dodgy and hugely admired band The Hoosiers. Supported by Musicians Against Homelessness, the live music stage will see talented emerging bands and solo artists perform with tickets raising money for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis.


Inside the Healthy Living Zone, attendees can join a yoga or mindfulness class, gain nutrition advice from the experts, watch top chefs cook their favourite healthy recipes and then shop at the artisan market, full of award winning local produce.

Foodies Festival 2018 in Bristol

There will be a variety of workshops on varied topics such as; The Power of Plant Based Proteins, Gut Friendly Food, Kombucha: A Healthy Tipple, Craft Tea – DIY Tea Blends; Prosecco & parmesan tasting, Beer & chocolate tasting as well as cocktail & botanicals masterclasses. You can enjoy refreshing cocktails from the Tequila Shack, Tikki Rum Bar, Gin Station, double-decker Bar Bus and Pimms Teapot.


There are still a few tickets remaining for the festival, so act quickly! Click here to buy tickets.

Article by:

Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.