The London Seafood Festival at Battersea Power Station is in full swing from today and if you’re a seafood lover, avid foodie or just want a great weekend out, seas the day and pop down for a visit to leave you feeling as happy as a clam.
The festival, from 12 to 16 June, will bring together chefs, seafood maestros, restaurants, bars and shops. Be sure to visit from Friday to Sunday to take advantage of the free riverside festival with street food, live music, cooking demos and more.
You can bring the whole family along to enjoy the festivities. Kiddies can marvel at the Bubble Wizard, Miss Ballooniverse, Ocho the Octopus and the St Ives mermaid, while the adults can sip on Japanese whisky, do some sake tasting and get a Battersea brewery tour.
Some festival highlights include the exclusive oyster masterclass on the Thames with Wright Brothers on the 13th, where guests will be taken on a whirlwind river taxi ride, passing famous London landmarks on the MBNA Thames Clippers while oyster experts from Wright Brothers dishe up oysters, teaching you more about the delicacy. End the experience with an included two-course dinner at Wright Brothers Battersea.
Another treat on the lineup is the Japanese whisky and seafood bites programme with Tonkotsu and Nikka Whisky where Nikka will explain the distillation process, flavour profiles, how to drink it and will serve whisky tastings matched with seafood snacks from Tonkotsu’s menu.
What’s on at The Seafood Festival Battersea
If you're planning on heading over this weekend then take a look at what's on below. We've rounded up all the happenings to give you an overall view of what to expect.
Wednesday, 12 June
Discovering Seafood Flavours: Pulpo a La Gallega – Tapas Brindisa is dishing the flavours of the North of Spain with a five-course seafood spectacular, all paired with Basque Txacoli Wine.
Seawater Pizza Masterclass – Join Mother to make your own sourdough pizza with some added extras from.
Sake Tasting with Japanese Seafood Bites – A one-hour sake tasting matched with Tonkotsu’s seafood menu.
No. 29 Sustainable Seafood Supper - No. 29 Power Station West is holding a four-course Sustainable Seafood Supper with ethically sourced local seafood dishes, G&Ts, paired wines and canapés.
Fishing for Compliments – Vagabond will take you through various unusual wine and seafood pairings.
Spice & Fish Masterclass at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea – Learn about Rakesh Nair’s fish preparation methods, spicing and cooking techniques at the Cinnamon Kitchen.
Roy Brett Takeover at Wright Brothers – Enjoy a five-course seafood medley with optional wine pairing courtesy of renowned Scottish chef Roy Brett.
Sea Films at Archlight Cinema - Throughout the festival, book your tickets, grab the popcorn and watch these fin-tastic movies. Yeah buoy! Tonight’s film is The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Thursday, 13 June
Oyster Masterclass on the Thames – Enjoy a Thames river boat ride while learning all about oysters and shucking a fair few. Tickets also include a two-course dinner at the Wright Brothers.
Japanese Whisky and Seafood Bites – Find out more about the Japanese whisky distillation process as Nikka takes you through it with tasters and sample seafood bites off Tonkotsu’s menu from 7pm.
Battersea Brewery Tour with Japanese Seafood Bites – Take a tour of the iconic brewery while tasting and learning more about the beer brewed there, matched with some seafood snacks.
Sea Films at Archlight Cinema – Tonight’s film is Fisherman's Friends.
Friday, 14 June
Vivek Singh and Asma Khan’s Seafood Spectacular – Join Vivek Singh of Cinnamon Kitchen and Chef’s Table star, Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express at this seafood extravaganza. Feast on seafood dishes, take part in the Q&A and watch Khan’s Chef’s Table screening.
Nauti-Bingo with Shae G'Day – Visit the one-night-only underwater cocktail bar at Boom Cycle with drag queen Shae G’Day, comedy and Bingo.
Wright Brothers Crab Shack – Feast on a crab platter for two with three different types of crab and find out the easiest way to crack one open.
Cooking Demonstrations – Catch these free live cooking demos outside Circus West Village. Tonight includes Michelle Trusselle, Rakesh Ravindran Nair of Cinnamon Kitchen and David Biffani from Mother.
Saturday, 15 June
Create Your Own Sea Lavender Crown – Get crafty at this Moyses Stevens Flower School flower crown workshop where you can design and make your own with a range of fresh florals.
St Ives Mermaid – Say hi to the mermaid from Cornwall
Miss Ballooniverse – Watch in wonder at the team creating one of their sea-inspired masterpieces
Ocho the Octopus – Be delighted by this inflatable and responsive octopus flying around every afternoon
Cleve Freckleton – Watch this singer and mentor bring his message of music and love to the festival
Sea Films at Archlight Cinema – Today’s film is Song Of The Sea at 11am
Wright Brothers Crab Shack
Cooking Demonstrations – Today’s demonstrations include John Chantasarak from Anglo Thai, Anna Hansen of The Modern Pantry, José Pizarro, Kerth Gumbs from Ormer, Niamh Shields, Yago of Tapas Brindisa, Francesco Mazzei from Fiume, Darren Whelan and Richard Kirkwood of Wright Brothers and Jay Morjaria of Vagabond.
Sunday, 16 June
The Bubble Wizard – Get blown away by the Bubbleologist’s big bubbles
St Ives Mermaid
Riverside Ride and Ramen – Enjoy an outdoor spin class on the riverside with Boom Cycle and finish the workout with a serving of ramen, side dish and a drink from Tonkotsu.
Ocho the Octopus
Sea Films at Archlight Cinema – Today’s film is A Fish Called Wanda at 2pm
Wright Brothers Crab Shack
Cooking Demonstrations – Today’s demonstrations include Miranda Godfrey , Calum Franklin of Holborn Dining Room, Jane Devonshire, Carl Clarke from Chick 'n' Sours, Darren Whelan of Wright Brothers, Yuki Gomi, Simon Whiteside from Roe and Manmeet Singh Bali of Ooty.
Feel sofishticated while diving into these seafood favourites at the London Seafood Festival this weekend.
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