How To Eat Your Way Around A Festival

How To Eat Your Way Around A Festival

When the food line-up is this good, it's less about the music and more about this summer's feastivals...


Cannoli and Champagne at Wilderness, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
6-9 August
Amid a secret woodland clearing, you’ll find banquet-style dining – long wooden tables, hay bales for seats and clusters of melting night lights. One night you can pretend you’re in Paris, as Raymond Blanc dishes up summer risotto paired with chilled champagne, and the next indulge in a Sicilian feast with Angela Hartnett – think arancini, cannoli and ricotta biscotti. Finally, hang out with the king of Scandi-cool, Niklas Ekstedt, who uses wood fires to rustle up hay-baked Arctic char.





Pasty and Pimm’s at Port Eliot, St Germans, Cornwall
30 July – 2 August
With a woodland setting, and the park of an ancient stately home and medieval monastery as your backdrop, naturally the food at Port Eliot is equally as opulent. The demonstrations at the Flower
& Fodder stage will whet your appetite for a posh pasty and classic cream tea from the Cornish Picnic, while Mark Hix gives childhood faves like fish and chips, and (Pimm’s) jelly and ice cream, a classy makeover from his revamped 1970s post van.



Churros and Crumpets at Festival NO.6, Portmeirion, Wales
3-6 September
In the magical land of Portmeirion, you’ll find something to satisfy every craving. Carbs? Try Morty & Bob’s three-cheese toasted sarnie, Bagel Boy’s ‘Naughty Boy’ with chicken, bacon, slaw and Somerset cheddar, or Pembrokeshire lobster rolls from Café Mor. Sugar? It’s all about Los Churros Amigos and Strumpets With Crumpets. More of a #clean than #dirty eater? Goodness Gracious Healthy Foods offers exactly what the name suggests, while Tampopo cooks up guilt-free Thai noodles.

@GlastoFest blues? These guys are here to help. #bristol #food #bagel

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Cucumber Margaritas at Bestival, Isle of Wight
10-13 September
For the most instagrammable drinking den, head to Josie da Bank’s Jam Jar Bar. Housed inside a 1960s Roma caravan, you’ll feel like you’re living in the Summer of Love as you sip on lemon- and thyme-infused vodka, and cucumber margaritas. Continuing the hippy vibe, Milgi Lounge aims to educate about vegan food, while WholeFood Heaven is where you’ll get your kombucha fix. More sinner than saint? Have the baja fish tacos from Breddos, brisket from SmokeStak and some rad rum ribs from DJ BBQ.

Baja fish taco. As shot by Scott Grummett.

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