Get ready to FEAST

This year’s first Feast festival is taking place from 7-10 March at London’s Tobacco Dock — and Square Meal readers can get one ticket free when they buy four entries to the event.

The ultimate in foodie festivals, Feast welcomed 8,000 guests to its last event, back in December; this year, it’s expecting even more gastro-geeks to make a pilgrimage to the City.

The brainchild of the London entrepreneurs behind the London Restaurant Festival (and more besides), Feast offers good food, live music and the chance to meet the people behind some of the biggest names currently on the eating-out scene. The festival brings together street-food start-ups as well as established restaurants, which will be serving samples of their dishes to hungry punters.

This year, guests can expect food from Russell Norman’s Jewish diner Mishkin’s, Mark Hix’s Soho flagship, Brixton Market’s French and Grace, and pop-up du moment Patty & Bun. In all, 28 restaurants have signed up to the event, offering tasters priced from £3-6 – just wander around and see what takes your fancy.

New snacks from the street-food scene making their debut at this year’s festival will include the ‘subwich’ from The Bowler (meatballs in tomato sauce, topped with provolone and mozzarella in a ciabatta bun), Dogs of Phwoar (a new hotdog from Big Apple Hot Dogs), and a Feast special created by popular food truck Anna Maes – mac ‘n’ cheese topped with pulled pork, pickled red onions and a house BBQ sauce.

This year, the festival will host a supperclub event called Rita’s Supper, courtesy of Dalston snack-and-cocktail dive, Rita’s Bar & Dining. Guests can book a table and sit down to a four-course meal in a private room housed in the venue’s atmospheric vaults. There are limited tickets for this event, costing an extra £45; to find out more, email missy@ritasbaranddining.com.

For a day filled with fine foods, delicious drinks and appealing music in a trendy setting overlooking the water, come and check out what Feast has to offer.

The details:

  • Tickets cost from £8
  • Thurs-Fri 6-11pm; Sat 12N-11pm; Sun 12N-8pm
    To book tickets – and to claim the ‘buy four tickets, get one free’ offer – visit the Feast website.