Taste of London 2016

I managed to get these tickets as a last minute freebie and my sister was lucky enough to be home for the weekend. Taste of London, here we come! Oh wait, what actually is Taste of London? After a quick Google search I was excited for a festival of food, drink and entertainment right in the heart of London.

On arrival at Regent’s Park, we were in awe of the grand entrance, the numerous food and drink stalls, and of course the canapés were great too! There were treats, tasters and cooking demonstrations – we watched chefs cook and had a taste of the most tender crab in a garlic sauce. The Whole Foods stall cooked up a delicious bit of skate fish with vegetables.

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We of course did a bit of shopping too. Now, I’m not normally one for energy drinks and I’m certainly not a coffee lover, but my favourite buy was the new Sun Soul natural energy drinks; fruit full energy drinks made from 100% natural ingredients. Available in 3 flavours including kaffir lime and lemon, spiced mango and pineapple, and raspberry and elderflower. Taste of London were selling them at 3 for £2, and although I’m pretty sure they’ll be a bit more in store, I would definitely buy them again, even if it’s just because they’re a natural energy boost and I can’t stand the taste of coffee!

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There were plenty of cooking and cocktail masterclasses at Taste of London. We didn’t get round to doing this but I kind of wish we had as they looked like great fun! There was a range of foods from all over the world, and pop-ups of top end London restaurants such as Duck and Waffle, Sushi Samba and German Gymnasium. I’m not saying you’ll get a 3 course sit down meal, but each pop-up sells taster sized dishes as well as small-plates, which are a tad more expensive but of course cheaper than having the meal in the restaurant itself.

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So what else was there? We received tons of discount  and offer leaflets to be used in stores and restaurants, many tasters and most of all a good day out! Not sure if I would have felt the same had we paid £28 for the standard entry weekend tickets, but  I would recommend Taste of London to all of you foodies out there and can safely say that I was stuffed when I left. Taste of London: Festive Edition is 17 – 20 November, maybe I’ll see you there!

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