Living in Waterloo, every summer I see the excitement that the two weeks food festival brings to the area, with loads of local restaurants, bars and establishments taking part with a variety of events.
This year the list is really packed, so sharing the press release and information below, hoping to see some of you there!
The ‘Opening Act’ of Food Fortnight takes place on Thursday 27th June from 5pm to 9pm. As Glastonbury festival goers arrive in Somerset, local Londoners will descend on Lower Marsh for a 90s themed street party. A giant screen will play a montage of the best Glasto sets from the 90s as well as a screening of Space Jam.
Make-up artists will be on hand to add glitter to faces while retro gaming stations will offer a trip down memory lane. In the DJ area, mid-way down the street, DJ TBX and guest DJ Prime Cuts will cover all genres of 90s music from Brit pop classics to old skool hip hop vibes.
At the other end of Lower Marsh, Cubana’s live music stage will provide the perfect soundtrack to their mojito making workshops (the drink they helped introduce to a UK audience in the 90s). Lower Marsh Market traders and Waterloo businesses will be selling street food throughout, providing the perfect accompaniment to the beers served via the Brooklyn
Brewery and London Fields Brewery Pop Up bars).
Other ‘Headline Acts’ during Waterloo Food Fortnight
These include a panel discussion about Sobriety, a series of Beer Tasting
events, a bottomless cake and prosecco event, a Malbec tutored tasting, Supper Club style dinner, Chocolate masterclass and a Pierogi workshop. The full line up of activities can be seen here.
‘Sobriety over Hangxiety’ is an influencer panel discussion about the increasing numbers of people binning the booze in a bid to take control of their mental health. Part of WeAreWaterloo’s POW WOW series of talks (designed to provide safe
spaces to have challenging conversations) this event will take place on 10
th July at Platform.
As the lead alcohol partner for Waterloo Food Fortnight, Brooklyn Brewery and London Fields Brewery will be running a
series of Beer focused events at venues across the neighbourhood including Beer & Board Games at Draughts Waterloo,
Beer Tastings at Greensmiths and Beer & Food Pairings at The Hub.
On 4th July, Konditor will run one of their popular bottomless cake and prosecco events giving guests the opportunity to
enjoy their legendary Curly Whirly, Chocolate Noisette and Lemon Chiffon with unlimited fizz.
Over at Paladar, Sommelier Rafael Cabezas-Castro will lead a Malbec Tutored Tasting on Saturday 6th July.
Numerous bars and restaurants across the neighbourhood will provide perfect ‘Supporting Acts’ for Waterloo Food Fortnight by running other activities and exclusive special offers across the two week period. These include:
• Vaulty Towers: Play.Pie.Pint (a £10 lunchtime experience incorporating a delicious pie, a pint and a show)
• Crust Bros: Bottomless Pizza and Bubbles (available over the weekends, £30 gets as much as you can manage)
• Baltic: Sunday Night Jazz (accompanied by the finest Eastern and Central European drinks list in town)
• Oasis Farm: BBQ and Jazz (surrounded by the animals!) on 5th July
• Duke of Sussex: £5 Margaritas on Margarita Mondays and unlimited chicken wings on Wing Wednesdays