Calling All Carnivores! This Meat Festival Is Your Nirvana

Helen Graves
By Helen Graves Last edited 29 months ago
Calling All Carnivores! This Meat Festival Is Your Nirvana
Founder of the UK version of Meatopia, Richard Turner.

If you're into meat and BBQ then Meatopia will be like dying and going to a smokey version of heaven.

A three-day extravaganza of grilling, boozing and music is taking place at London's Tobacco Dock, and tickets are selling out fast.

Mmmm smoky. Photo: Tom Gold.

More than 40 chefs will cook from 2-4 September including some of London’s best-known names, like Richard Turner (responsible for bringing the event to the UK), Berber & Q's Josh Katz and Duck and Waffle's Dan Doherty.

Tobacco Dock is transformed into a giant BBQ. Photo: Tom Gold.

Other chefs include Selin Kiazim from Turkish restaurant Oklava, Shotgun's Brad Macdonald and Shaun Searley from Quality Chop House.

Get your chops around these. Photo: Tom Gold.

There will be chef demos, butchery classes, food stalls and free-flowing beer, from sister festival Craftopia, headed by beer guru Melissa Cole.

There will be meaty cooking demos. Photo: Tom Gold.

Music comes from Professor Green on the Friday Night Late Shift (over 18s only) and Norman Jay, amongst others on Sunday, which will have more of a family, carnival feel.

Meatopia is at Tobacco Dock,

Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF. Tickets can be booked via the website.

Last Updated 29 July 2016