Tuck In To A Riverside Feast At London's Longest Picnic Table

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Tuck In To A Riverside Feast At London's Longest Picnic Table

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Turning Tides Festival.

A brand new festival comes to Greenwich Peninsula this July, and there's plenty for foodies to get excited about. Across two weekends (5-7 and 12-14 July), the creative riverside neighbourhood will host Turning Tides Festival, a free-entry celebration of music, art, and wellness to mark the launch of The Tide, London’s first elevated linear park.

Highlights include performances from the likes of Tank and the Bangas and Le1f, along with sober raves and art tours. But if you're something of a gastronome, there's one series of events you really won't want to miss: Riverside Feasts.

Riverside Feasts sees a stellar selection of guests chefs cook up a series of banquets and barbecues on London's longest picnic table.

From 6 to 7 July and from 13 to 14 July, you can devour dishes from the likes of Berber & Q, Disappearing Dining Club and more at this 27 metre-long bench, designed by Studio Morison. As the name suggests, seafood is the star of the show, but there's food to suit all taste buds. So let's take a closer look at what's on offer, shall we?

A BBQ with a Difference

Barbecue renegades Berber & Q kick things off on Saturday 6 July with a colourful Mediterranean selection of flame-grilled meats, fish, and veggies — think lamb kofta, chopped hake kebabs, and burnt aubergine. The menu also includes wine for the table and a digestif to finish. Click here to book.

Pastaio Feast

On Sunday 7 July, Stevie Parle of Pastaio fame gives guests a taste of la dolce vita, with an Italian-inspired feasting menu. There's Sardinian crisp bread and burrata to start, seafood paccheri pasta for the main, and an indulgent tiramisu to finish, not to mention an ample selection of cocktails, wine and limoncello. Click here to book.

A Picnic with Disappearing Dining Club

The following Saturday, Disappearing Dining Club host a unique riverside picnic. Tuck in to smoked salmon, grilled pork neck, and DIY Eton mess. There's a generous range of tipples, too — including a white port & tonic aperitif — plus music from ukelele band The Fleas. Click here to book.

Seafood Feast

Last but by no means least, renowned chef Matt Williamson presents his Seafood Feast, which features oysters, smoked eel and whole sides of river trout and a heavenly-sounding rose petal-infused cream for dessert. Click here to book.

If all that's not enough foodie action for you, Turning Tides Festival also features a budget-friendly Ice Cream Social from The Robin Collective, where you can play party games and churn your own gelato. And The Tide Street Food Market is running all festival long, should your stomach rumble in-between all that feasting. We're feeling hungry just thinking about it.

Riverside Feasts at Turning Tides Festival, 6-7 July and 13-14 July on Greenwich Peninsula. Tickets cost £35-£55 per feast and can be bought here.

Last Updated 01 July 2019