If you're looking for quality food expected from a fine dining experience, but wanting an atmosphere that is a little more family friendly, then the Foodies Festival is for you. From the 15th - 17th August culinary masters, local producers, artisan brewers and swing musicians will take to Battersea Park for a three day taste sensation.
This year the UK's largest food & drink's festival has some exciting new areas to explore:
Feasting Tent - Bring your family and friends to dine along top chefs at the banqueting table.
Vintage Tea Tent - Join in daily tea dances or browse the vintage kitchen market for some beautiful new additions for your home.
Real Ale and Cider Farm - Relax on hay bales, chat with an expert, and grab a guitar from behind the bar to start a sing-a-long.
Chilli Market - Unit in a love of all things hot and spicy, and find some tongue tingling condiments for your larder, including sauces, sweets, and jams. At 5pm each day there will be a Chilli Eating Challenge for anyone daring enough.
Chocolate, Cake, Bake and Preserves Theatre - Bakers, pastry chefs, and makers of all things sweet will be running demonstrations and classes throughout the day.
BBQ Arena - Barbecues are what summer is all about. Let out your carnivorous in a meat eating competition, have a go cooking on the barbie, and get the chance to bake your own BBQ cake.
As well as the new additions, old favourites will be back too:
Chefs Tent - Michelin-starred and top chefs will give demonstrations, whipping up their favourite dishes, and sharing their techniques.
Drinks Theatre - Take part in masterclasses, tastings, pair up food with cocktails, and vote for your favourite cocktail of the day.
Children's Cookery Theatre - Kids will learn how to cook and identify foods from around the world.
Pop-Up Restaurant Tents - Dine in style as restauranteurs serve signature dishes.
Street Food Avenue & World Food Pagodas - Taste Thailand, Moscow, and all over corners of the globe.
Producers Market -Stick with your own homegrown traditional favourites, and buy from your local producers.
Live Entertainment Stage - No festival is complete without music.
Tickets to the Foodies festival are £12 Friday, £15 over the weekend, or £22 for the whole three days. Under 12s go free, and there are VIP tickets available too.