A free three-day food festival in the iconic forecourt. The Live at Television Centre Festival will feature a range of curated food vendors; including Bluebird Café, Homeslice, Kricket, Patty & Bun, Butterscotch and Bad Sports. 😛 📺 🍻 🎉
Featuring interactive workshops, unique pop-ups, a music programme curated by YOYO’s Seb Chew and a special live performance of BBC theme tunes from the BBC Concert Orchestra.
The festival will showcase a range of ‘test card’ menus from the leading line-up of restaurants, many of which are due to open permanent sites at Television Centre. Homeslice will be offering a slice of pizza and beer deal; Kricket will be serving its epic Bhel puri and Keralan fried chicken (KFC) whilst the crowd favourite Ari Gold will be on the menu in slider form at Patty & Bun. Bluebird Café will feature hero dishes including Nduja crusted yellow fin tuna with grilled onion and green sauce, whilst tacos and margaritas will be brought to West London by the city’s favourite taqueria, Bad Sports. The Allis, a cocktail concept by the Soho House Group will be open and offering a selection of fruity cocktail options too.
Accompanying the diverse food and drink offerings will be a programme of DJ performances curated by YOYO’s Seb Chew, while the festival will also feature a series of live podcasts from The Pod and a live performance from the BBC Concert Orchestra on Thursday 12 April at 7:30pm.
Unique event offering fun, food and culture for the whole family. Fall in love with Japan, or simply discover something quirky, new and cool. This year, HYPER JAPAN has something for everyone, no matter what your age or passion.
The festival is transforming the Tobacco Dock space into a unique celebration of music, food, drink, fashion and technology, drawing inspiration from both the traditional and future of Japan.
Expect a sensory overload as the music, smells, sights and tastes of this intriguing and exciting culture transport you to another world! With well-known performers, exhibitors, a food festival, and creative workshops to experience, HYPER JAPAN is the ultimate event for those eager to discover new, exciting trends and certified Japanophiles alike!
🇯🇵 Fancy something futuristic with a nod to nostalgia? Taking to the HYPER JAPAN live stage will be self produced chiptune songstress TORIENA, who writes, sings, programs and produces her own music using two Game Boys!
🇯🇵 Want to give it a go yourself? Sign up to the Chiptune workshop, hosted by local artist Shirobon and featuring TORIENA, where you can learn how to use your retro gaming device to create something magically musical.
🇯🇵 Want something a little edgier? 3-person unit REOL will also be taking to the stage to deliver their signature electronica sounds. For something different try KAIEN – a musical performance unit bringing together dance, technology, video, and 3D holograms for a truly unique experience. Meanwhile KIRIE combines dance, music, and calligraphy to express traditional Japanese myths and stories using modern artistic techniques.
🇯🇵 Looking for an interactive work of art? Tokyo Rickshaw incorporates a group of talented, eye catching acrobats, bringing a real rickshaw for people to clamber in to!
A visual spectacular, the festival will once again bring the events annual fashion show to life, showing off the very best in Kawaii style. For those with a penchant for manga or anime, the COSTest cosplay competition and COSParade showcase will evoke some impressive Japanese character inspired costumes that are not to be missed.
For those seeking out the more traditional side of Japan, guests can try their hand at doing calligraphy, origami and making authentic kokeshi dolls. Ideal for those who enjoy crafting with a twist!
Finally, foodies will not be disappointed. This year the festival takes their culinary offering to a new level, bringing London’s Urban Food Fest to the show for the very first time! The hippest street-food vendors this side of Shoreditch are rocking up at the Tobacco Dock with their charming retro food trucks.
Indulge and discover new food creations, fusing East and West with delicious effect. Fancy a Japanese inspired tipple? The Sake Experience 2017 will give visitors the chance to sample a variety of sake from big international brands, all the way to smaller, niche producers. Don’t forget to pop by the MIO Station to pick up a bottle of their sparkling sake!
Just Eat’s Food Fest returns to Red Market in London for three days of food, music and fun. This year’s theme will see the festival address the hypothetical scenario regularly pondered by foodies – If I was stranded on a remote desert island, what would be my ultimate desert island dish? 🏝😜
Just Eat will cater to this very question at Just Eat Food Fest: Desert Island Dishes, serving up the nation’s most loved takeaway dishes they couldn’t live without if stranded on a desert island.
Just Eat Food Fest: Desert Island Dishes will transport guests to a summery beach-inspired space, offering delicious cuisines from across the globe, cocktails and a line-up of popular live music bringing island vibes to life in the heart of London.
Head to West Handyside Canopy on the last weekend of every month for some serious stall browsing.
On the last weekend of every month, shop one-off pieces from designers, stock up on fresh produce directly from traders, and sample the best food around – all to the tune of live DJs and performances.
Real Food Festivals bring some of the country’s top-quality artisan food producers and street food to Canopy Market. You’ll find artisan bread, craft beer, coffee, cured meats, farmhouse cheeses, handmade sweets and desserts, delicious hot food and much more.
Celebrate with KERB on their fourth anniversary! Grab yourself incredible food from 15 traders and great Fri-yay drinks including specialist cocktails and beers. Food from £4 including special #KERBlaborations.
Party music provided by Pig & Rig have their soundsystem playing reggae, calypso and aftobeat.
Deep fried spaghetti balls, Vietnamese chicken wings, mac ‘n cheese fries, ox heart pepperoni quesadillas, Bleecker burger sliders, ahi tuna poke boats, jerk chicken skewers, fried chicken nuggets with popcorn and chipotle chocolate salt, Baked Alaska with marshmallow sauce, butterscotch honeycomb pecan choux cones, Smartie exploding chocolate buttercream donuts…
Four Pure Shapeshifter, Beavertown Neck Oil, Camden Unfiltered Hells, Guest Tap: Sourz, IPAs & Saisons…
15 traders will be serving up KERB flavour all round including two very special #KERBlaborations from vegan traders Club Mexicana X Spice Box and BBQ Dreamz X Oh My Dog! ‘Dreamz Dogz’. Anna Mae’s will be on hand with their Mac ‘n Cheese fries, whilst Killa Dilla will offer up slider sized quesadillas. White Men Can’t Jerk, Bill or Beak, Blutop and more.
KERB will be whipping up specialist cocktails including a spicy tequila, Campari and scotch bonnet Tegroni, a prosecco and Frangelico fueled Birthday Cake Spritz and a banging rum punch Cool Runnings slushy. At the KERB Beer Bar there will be Camden Hells, Beaver Town Neck Oil, Four Pure Shape Shifter and a selection of alternative brews (with a chance to win four free pints for every new keg at the sound of the bell).
Just launched, STK London has a fantastic pre-theatre menu. Perfect to sample the unique selection and trendy restaurant before heading to a show or enjoy the delights of the Capital and West End scene.
Start the evening with a drink at the bar before moving through to the dining room to enjoy an magnificent dining atmosphere.
Award-winning productions including War Horse, The Lion King and Matilda are in the area.
The pre-theatre menu offers:
Lil’ Brgs, delightful bite size burgers made from prime Japanese Wagyu beef, topped with STK’s special sauce, black truffles and a sesame seed bun or the Swordfish Ceviche, served with young coconut and a citrus pepper sauce.
For mains choose from the 28-day aged USDA Prime Rump Steak, Roast Black Leg Chicken served with black pudding and sage & onion pudding or Crispy Seabass with gnocchi, greens and pancetta.
For dessert, try the classic Sticky Toffee Pudding served with vanilla ice cream and salted malt caramel or the Mango Cream accompanied by passion fruit sorbet, mango caviar and a passion fruit biscuit.
To compliment the food there is an extensive wine list that covers a wide range of American and French classics. For those interested in cocktails, Bar Manager Sam Coretz has created a cocktail menu that combines classic American drinks with unique creations such as the STK Martini, blending citrus flavours of grapefruit, passion fruit and bitter orange, and the Twisted Bellini, a refreshing mixture of champagne, vodka and orange blossom water.
We were enticed to brunch at Jones & Sons in trendy Dalston over the weekend following a busy few days of summer in London, a delectable breakfast and Monmouth coffee seemed like to perfect way to start the day.
From the appetising range we opted for a simple full english (chargrilled!) and challenged the waiter to serve an extra bit of bacon with the avo on toast – which was happily taken care of.
The restaurant sits off Stoke Newington Road nearly opposite the popular Mangal Turkish restaurant, meaning you’re close to the hustle and bustle but sheltered from the mayhem.
Inside we shared the modern shabby chic interior with pleasant families and groups of friends. Staff were all casual, attentive and friendly which ensured the ideal atmosphere for our meal.
Coming back to the food; the bacon was unbelievable. Those little grill streaks on the bacon (see photo below) combined with the chef’s magic touch left us commenting on the taste for the rest of the day, my fresh grapefruit juice was so refreshing I almost finished it in one gulp. Good thing this brunch is bottomless, you’ll be wanting more…
Bottomless brunch costs £30 per person, available weekends and Friday (Sat 11-4, Sun 11-1, Fri 11-3). Normal menu is also available, including £5 avo on toast or £10 full English. Very affordable and supremely delish.
Twenty Something London has sunk its teeth into a bigger, better and beefier event for 2015, partnering with Red Stripe and The Paperworks to bring the city’s burger-mad the chance to consume an unacceptable amount of the capital’s best calibre burgers all under one roof.
Top 10 Burgers tested for the event include:
– 1st place: The Veni Moo, Wild Game Co.
– 2nd place: The Bacon Cheeseburger, Bleecker St.
– 3rd place: The Angry Grizzly, Stokey Bears
– 4th place: The Smokey Bandit, Hotbox
– 5th place: The Buffalo Bill, Street Kitchen
– 6th place: The Honest, Honest Burgers
– 7th place: The Green Chilli Cheese Burger, Dip n Flip
– 8th place: The El Chappo, Lucky Chip
– 9th place: The Boom Burger, Boom Burger
– 10th place: The Juice Bastard, Burger Craft
The list has received a shake-up from last year with old favourites Mother Flipper, Patty & Bun, Tommi’s, Hawksmoor and even last year’s number one, Flat Iron, falling off the edge. The crop of newcomers includes Spitalfields smokehouse Hotbox, Manhattan-inspired street food stall Bleecker St, pub-punter favourite Lucky Chip, Portobello road’s hidden Jamaican gem Boom Burger, and the third in Burger Bear Tom’s disco dens, Stokey Bears.
Summer Tales is a jungle-gym of sun fuelled frolics and a playground of hammocks, rope swing chairs and terraces for that all important lounging.
You can even hire out private multi-level huts for a group hangout session where beats, eats and booze are right at your doorstep. Gallivant to your hearts content around this exotic wonderland and take to the mini adventure trails that will take you from the food littered jungle floor all the way up to the canopy’s above.
On the Summer Tales menu they have Burger & Lobster making their pop-up debut with fan favourites like Bonnie Gull’s Seafood Shack, Morty & Bob’s, Forza Win and Pizza Pilgrims bringing the rest of the munching noise. Drinks will be knocked up at the Lazy Flamingo Cocktail Bar and a Frozen Punch Bar so you can shlurp and sup your way through the summer haze. Coco Shack will also be making an appearance for those looking for some natural refreshment.
Free live music from some of London’s best unsigned acts at Vapiano the contemporary Italian restaurant with three sites in the Capital.
With pasta dishes from just £6.95 and now live music too, Vapiano is a brilliant value destination for a relaxed night out.
Continuing their series of events they are hosting a young, unsigned act looking for a new audience to entertain. The restaurants will still be fully open so you can enjoy house-made pasta, pizza and salads alongside the live entertainment.
The concept of Vapiano is self-service and face-to-face interactions with chefs. You order pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads directly from the chefs at individual stations within the restaurant and all dishes are prepared in front of you (taking as little as three minutes) everything can be customised and refined to suit your tastes.