Foodie Weekend Breaks in the UK
Of course not all Holidays have to be lounging by the pool,catching a tan. If you're in the mood for something a little more cultural we've got you covered. Heres our list of great places to visit for a 'Foodie' weekend break in the UK:
1.Derby's festive feasts
When you need a warming meal to keep the cold at bay, Derby has the answer by the plate load!Take your finger-licking pick from a host of plush restaurants and al fresco cafes to keep your taste-buds well and truly satisfied. Plan a break and eat your way around this delicious city - not forgetting a call in at the Pyclet Parlour to experience Derby's unique sweet or savoury delicacies fresh off the griddle.
2. Big Eat Weekend
If you’ve got a taste for Thai or a craving for cupcakes, get down to the Big Eat Weekend and get your fill of Newcastle’s best street food. Each September, the region’s tastiest food trucks and most talented chefs descend on the city of Newcastle Gateshead with one mission, to educate in the art of eating, cooking and drinking. The Food Heroes Market is full of stall holders ready and willing to supply you with surprises from their home towns and beyond, while well known and local chefs run food workshops to help you hone those kitchen skills.
3. Get a taste of China in London’s Chinatown
From sushi to Szechuan, satay to stir fry, Chinatown in Central London is a bustling hub of Far Eastern food and culture.With over 100 restaurants covering 20 different cuisines from across Asia and the globe, Chinatown is one of the most diverse culinary destinations in London.
If you’d rather try cooking your own, the shops and supermarkets around Chinatown stock a range of imported delicacies and ingredients to provide a truly authentic taste of the Far East.Chinatown London is also home to the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia.
4. If music be the food of love
Remember that dodgy hot-dog you had once at a festival and vowed never to return? Well, imagine a festival packing top-class music and local cuisine and you've got The Big Feastival, a rich combination of sounds and tastes that'll have you craving more the second you're done.
Devised by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and ex-Blur guitarist Alex James, this summer festival is held each year at James' farm in the Cotswolds. Make your way around the numerous local produce stalls, unveil a class of chefs' secrets at cooking demos and visit 'Alex's Cheese Hub', where you can sample some of the rocker's latest endeavours. The Big Feastival 2019 runs from 23-25 August.
5. Bristol's Old City
St Nicholas Market is the oldest and best loved market in Bristol. Named as one of the ten best markets in the UK, this vibrant and buzzing market place can be found in the heart of the old city.Surrounded by fantastic examples of Georgian Architecture, it is a short walk from Bristol Shopping Quarter and the central Bristol hotels. Its historical architecture, quirky ambience and fantastic maze of stalls bursting with goods and food items combine to make a unique place to relax.