The ultimate #foodie journey

2nd July 2018

We think the term ‘foodie’ shouldn’t be reserved for just excellent food, it should include excellent food experiences. This summer we want you to take the ultimate #foodie journey across Great Britain, no matter what kind of #foodie you are we’ve got something to get your taste buds tingling.

1. The Big Feastival – for the #foodie ‘family’

24th to 26th August, Kingham, The Cotswolds

Closest train station: Kingham Station

This August bank holiday weekend the ultimate family friendly festival is here – with chart topping music, Michelin star chefs and award-winning street food, this festival has something for everyone on this year’s menu.

The Big Feastival will, this year, host three of the biggest culinary powerhouses, Marco Pierre White (dubbed the godfather of modern cooking) and Michelin-starred chefs Raymond Blanc Obe and Pierre Koffmann. Come hungry.

2. Dans le Noir? – for the #foodie ‘explorer’

Clerkenwell Green, London

Closest train station: Farringdon

©Dans le Noir?, 2017

For the foodie looking to experience their meal with more than just their taste buds, you can get a full sensory experience at ‘Dans le Noir?’ by dining in complete darkness! Expect all your preconceived ideas of the world to be challenged as you are guided to your table by visually impaired staff, and sit down at a sharing table with strangers. If you’re brave enough pick the surprise menu, and find out what you’ve eaten after you’ve finished your meal.

3. 'Summer Streets' by Regent Street – for the ‘city’ #foodie

July 1st , 8th, 15th and 22nd, Regent Street, London

Closest train station: Charing Cross Station

The culinary scene in London is every #foodie’s dream. This summer try something a little different and head to Regent Street and indulge in all its traffic-free glory. Stroll from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus to work up an appetite as you head to the ‘Summer Streets’ Food Quarter, a pop-up food market with a selection of treats from Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen to Gaucho and so much more!

4. Hutong at The Shard – for the ‘fancy’ #foodie

32 London Bridge Street, London

Closest train station: London Bridge Station

If you’re looking for a little bit of glitz and glam with your meal head to Hutong for some high end Chinese fare paired with magnificent views from halfway up The Shard. Expect a Sichuan/Northern Chinese menu that packs a spicy punch. After, if you feel like taking in a bit more of the city, head up to The View from The Shard with this handy 2FOR1 offer.

5. Afternoon tea at Sketch – for the ‘relaxed’ #foodie

9 Conduit Street, London

Closest train station: Charing Cross Station

Drop the prim and proper traditional afternoon tea and head over to Sketch, where you can bask in their very Instagrammable marshmallow-esque velvet scalloped seating and low lighting. Sip on their exclusive pink champagne and snack on the traditional Anglo-French menu with a few unexpected twists, including comté cheese panini fingers and chocolate and mint gateau.