Summer in the UK is many things; hot and humid (lest we forget about 2022’s heatwave), rooftop bars galore, and prime time for weekenders to the country’s prettiest corners. But it’s also when the coolest festivals in the UK pop up. We’re not just talking about music festivals – this year, food and drink festivals are having a moment. And the upcoming lineup is a foodies' paradise, peppered with plenty of talented chefs from cult favourites to Michelin-star restaurants who will be serving up the tastiest dishes. It’s not all about eating, mind. There are cooking masterclasses, chef demonstrations and exclusive performances for all ages.
From spotlighting London’s very best restaurants in one of the capital’s parks to buffets of Scottish food and Welsh cuisine by rivers and castles, there’s a delicious feast waiting for everyone – even the pickiest of eaters. Book in advance and arrive hungry, these are the best (and tastiest) food festivals in the UK for 2023.