London Events, August 2016

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Chinese Food Festival @ Potters Fields Park 19th - 21st of August

After last years huge success, The Chinese Food Festival returns to London once again providing foodies with a huge variety Chinese food and drink delights. Visitors can also expect exhibitions and events such as night markets with cocktails, DJ's and light shows as well as live demonstrations from professional Chinese chef's sharing their art. Entrance to the Chinese Food Festival is free and will be running from the 19th - 21st of August. Fri/Sat 11:00 - 22:00 and Sun 11:00 - 18:00. Potters Fields Park, SE1 2AA

The Croquetas Challenge @ The Ember Yard, 6th of September

The Ember Yard is playing host to the London's very first Croquetas challenge. Contestants include Salt Yard, José Pizarro, The Modern Pantry, Brindisa Kitchens, Oldroyd, Aqua Nueva, Duende and more. Hosted by chef-director of Salt Yard Group, Ben Tish, the competition will see each chef present their favourite croquetas recipe to the panel, with entries varying from traditional choices such as Croquetas de Jamón, to more wonderfully unusual creations such as Oxtail, Apricot and Peanut. Taking place at 6pm on Tuesday, 6th September with tickets costing £15 per person including a welcome drink and a taste of all croquetas. To make a reservation call 020 7439 8057 or email Ember Yard, 60 Berwick Street, W1F 8SU.

Small Plate Sessions @ The Common Slice, 20th of August

The 20th of August will see a unique daytime party which mixes small plates of creative food with disco and electro vibes, all of which resides in the newly launched, world's largest co-living building, The Collective Old Oak. For £10 guests will be able to enjoy entrance to the event, one small plate of food and a pint of Frontier lager or a glass of wine. Diner's can expect edible treats such as Sticky piggy ribs seasoned with bonfire salt, mango & crème fraiche; Smoked mackerel tortillas, teriyaki broccoli, soured cream; and Praline, crispy pastry, Crunchie dust & iced marjoram. A stellar line up featuring Jack C, Giles Smith and Anthony Difranesco is guaranteed to keep the party going through the day and night. Tickets and more info can be found here.
The Common Old Oak, Old Oak Lane, NW10 6FF London.


Mr Hyde's National Burger Day, 25th August

Mr Hyde's National Burger Day returns for its fourth consecutive year. Larger this year than ever, the event sees over 800 restaurants celebrating with a 20% discount on their burgers. Restaurants taking part include Byron, Bleecker St Burger, Honest Burgers, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Patty & Bun, Shake Shack, Meat Liquor and many more. Furthermore a Mr Hyde party at Hawker House with 18 of London's best traders, dj's and beer will be running during the day (£16 per ticket). For tickets, your 20% off voucher and more information please visit

Meatopia, 2-4 September

A weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music, Meatopia UK has become a legendary event for food lovers.  Curated by Richard H Turner, chefs from around the world will gather at Tobacco Dock and cook with their favourite meats, exploring whole carcasses and creating signature dishes.  Some of the chefs competing to be crowned as a meat cooking champion include Jose Pizarro, Jackson Boxer, Tomas Parry and more, whilst the impressive live music line-up includes Professor Green, Jazzie B, Norman Jay MBE and more. Tickets start at £23.85 from

Tequila & Mezcal Fest, 17th & 18th September

Tequila & Mezcal Fest is back in town for its third annual outing, bringing with it the very best of Mexico to London's drinking aficionado's. Visitors will be able to both sample cocktails and tequila as well as delve into the rich cultural background of Mexico.  No need to go hungry either as foodies will be treated to a choice of some of the capital's best Mexican restaurants, including Lupita, Camion, Cafe Pacifico, Condesa and Wahaca. The Boiler House, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL For more information and tickets please visit

Dinner at the Twits @ The Vaults, 4th Sep - 30th of October

Dinner at the Twits is an interactive theatrical dining experience from the award-winning team behind Alice's Adventures Underground. Celebrating a hundred years of Roald Dahl, Dinner at the Twits is the first adaptation of one of his children's titles specifically created for adults. Roald Dahl's unique blend of macabre humour and quirky warmth has endeared him to generations of both children and adults. Tickets include the chance to fish the glass eye from your prickly cocktail aperitif, hunt for concealed canapes and gruesome hors d'oeuvres and brave a baroque bird pie banquet, all whilst experiencing 90 minutes of entertainment from the worst hosts ever. For tickets, timings and all other information please visit x.Blues kitchen crawfish boil

Boogaloo Boil @ Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, August 28th

What better way to spend a lazy bank holiday Sunday than devouring endless crawfish and soaking up the blues. Head to Blues Kitchen to learn how to eat crawfish the Louisianan way with sweet cornbread, fiery okra, smoked andouille sausage and buttery red potatoes. Then wash it all down with either Bourbon punch or ice cold beer.  The event will also feature live music from Old Dirty Brasstards and Atlantic Soul Orchestra. Tickets are priced at £35 and can be bought here! Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, 134 –146 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR


The Chambord Chapter 8 Games @ Dalston Roof Park 1st - 4th Septermber

The Chambord Chapter Eight Games pop-up event and flamingo croquet lawn is back this summer, and bigger than ever this year. Hosted on Dalston Roof Park, visitors will find all manner of strange curiosities like the return to their classic flamingo mallets and crazy croquet. Chambord will be serving delicious cocktails, including the Chambord Royale and the specially created Chapter Eight Cocktail, and hungry revellers can also tuck into a few tasty bites. Entry is free but if you wish to play croquet and receive a complimentary cocktail you can find more information and purchase tickets (£7.50) here. Chambord Chapter Eight Games, Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin St, E8 3DL Opening hours: 5pm-11pm Thursday/Friday, 3pm-12pm Saturday, 3pm-10pm Sunday
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