A reminder of a couple of fab foodie events coming up soon on the SW London foodie calendar:

The Hampton Court Palace Food Festival returns this August Bank Holiday (Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 2022) . This year, the festival welcomes even more stalls and the Tudor palace will house tempting treats and street food, authentic local fare and international cuisine. The bandstand will host toe-tapping tunes while adults relax in the summer sunshine, and there’ll be plenty for the kids – from face painting and Shire horse rides, to arts & crafts and circus skills.

And French biscuit brand LU invites you to taste their range at the LU Café, new for 2022. Visitors are also able to explore the hallways of Hampton Court Palace, the former home of King Henry VIII, including the Great Hall where he dined and entertained guests, and visit the kitchens (transporting them back to the 1500s).  Hampton Court Palace admission tickets include free entry to the Food Festival, while Historic Royal Palaces members can enjoy free entry across the sites throughout the year. For further information and to purchase tickets visit hrpfoodfestivals.com/

Pub in the Park, the UKs biggest celebration of food and music, has revealed the full line-up of incredible music acts set to take to the stage at Chiswick House & Gardens from 2-4 September. For full details see link here

As well as great music acts, the hosts for the weekend will be Tom Kerridge, plus Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt. There’ll be dems from chefs such as Atul Kochhar and Jo Pratt (whose fab ‘Flexible’ series of books I’ve reviewed in the past).  Making the line-up even tastier is singer-songwriter and cook –  disco queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor and her husband, The Feeling’s Richard Jones! They’ll be on the Chef Demo Stage, cooking up some of the recipes from their new cookbook. The Firepit  one-stop shop for sizzling sessions is hosted by Adam Purnell AKA Shropshire Lad and BBQ sensation Josh Moroney and Mursal Saiq from Chiswick local Cue Point and Ben Tish, of Cubitt House, 

There’ll also be award-winning pubs and restaurants serving tasting dishes showcasing their signature style – giving you the chance to savour food you might not otherwise get to sink your teeth into. 
The event will feature plenty of festival fun – with chef demonstrations, produce stalls, shopping and a kid’s area to keep the little ones entertained. Tickets available from the ticket office  here