From Our Editors
EICC hosts a weekend of gastronomic delights as the Foodies Festival comes to town offering a wide variety of culinary activities for the whole family. MasterChef winners, Great British Menu stars and top Scottish chefs will be cooking up their festive favourites in the Chef’s Theatre. Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host at the festive masterclasses, get merry with craft beer, wine, and bring the wee ones along to the kids' Cookery School. Those with a sweet tooth can check out the British Bake Off winners as they take the stage, and the cake, in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre. With a vintage tea room, live music and a VIP area, Foodies Festival will be there to kick off the festive season.
I don’t understand why there was an entry charge if there was nothing really worth paying an entry for. There were companies promoting their products and services however that is not something I should be paying a fee to attend to. Especially that the fee was not small. Apart from companies promoting their products there were food stands with nothing more than just average, any festival or event fast food stands. Rather disappointing I’m afraid. I would not call this a fool festival.
I have been to many food festivals and this one was quite disappointing. The stalls were lacking in many food types than is usually on offer, including fresh meat and bread as an example. The queues for some take away food stalls were ridiculous and the food, quite frankly, was not worth the wait. I took two people who had not been to one before and neither of them are keen to go to one again.
Great day out. Well done Groupon.
Very good but could improve the toilets and get better portaloos
Other food festivals I have attended had more taster dishes from restaurants. I feel this was mainly street food which is widely available. Some of the stalls were interesting eg the oils and vinegars.
We really enjoyed the foodies festival, lots of interesting food, great music and fun, entertaining demonstrations!
Expensive for what it is.
An interesting range of stalls but overall it was difficult to sense who the target audience were.
Fantastic day out, especially if the weather's good. Plenty of samples available of various types of food and drink throughout the day and the chance to buy things you can't get in the shops. I've been to many Food Festivals and the Hove one in my opinion is one of the best.