Brighton Food Festival
One of several Foodies Festivals held across the UK. This festival is all about creativity, positivity, and fun.
The Brighton Food Festival is a chance to explore and enjoy all things food!
Be inspired by the Michelin star chefs and MasterChef and Great British Bake Off winners.
Sample Street Food from around the world, taste the offerings from the artisan food market and try signature dishes from top restaurants.
Learn more about champagne, wine, beer and cocktails at a masterclass.
Accompanying all these delightful taste sensations is a fab program of live music.
It’s a fun and new three-day family event!
Founder, Sue Hitchen, organized the first in 2006 as part of the Edinburgh Festival.
It was so well received that it has since expanded to other cities across the UK, including Brighton, London, Oxford, and Bristol festivals.
Foodies Festival has grown to be the UK’s biggest food festival attracting over 300,000 people annually.
In addition to the Brighton Food Festival, nine other outdoor summer events and two indoor winter events.
- Chefs Theatre – be inspired by the stories and creations from high-profile chefs around the UK
- Cakes & Desserts Theatre – the place to meet and mix with top bakers
- Drinks Theatre – taste some great craft beer and learn how to mix a fancy cocktail
- Healthy Living – pick up tips for living a healthy and fulfilling life
- Kids’ Cookery School – the little ones love to get stuck in and learn how to cook
- Live Music Stage – hear the best unsigned artists
- Luxury VIP Tent – the place to relax in style
- Restaurant Tents – top chefs cooking signature dishes
- Street Food – taste sensations from around the world
- Vintage Cider Tent – as the biggest cider drinkers in the world, the Brits know a lot about this tasty beverage
- Vintage Tea Tent – relax and enjoy a famous English afternoon tea
- Pimms Tea Pot – try a cocktail in a tea pot
Places to stay
Brighton is a popular seaside destination with many accommodation options ranging from backpacker lodges to five-star hotels with prices ranging accordingly.
Two reasonably priced properties close to the festival site are:
Small and popular with clean, comfortable rooms above the pub, this welcoming property is within short walking distance of the sea and all the sights.
A mere 2-minute walk from the beach and just five minutes walk from the city centre, this contemporary and stylish guesthouse is in a great location.
Both properties offer free WiFi and are favourites with return guests.
How to get there
Brighton is only 50 minutes from London, and there are direct rail connections with the Eurostar Service at St Pancras.
London Gatwick Airport is only half an hour away, and you can catch a train from the airport straight to Brighton.
Brighton and Hove are relatively compact, so the best way to explore is on foot.
The Brighton Food Festival is on the Brighton Hove Lawns, Kingsway/Kings Road, an easy walk from the Brighton Pier.