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Rushcliffe Food Festival - Taste 2016

A Taste of Rushcliffe celebrates the unique flavour of Rushcliffe this summer as we host our third annual food and drink festival on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July in West Bridgford. Come and see the fabulous growers, makers, cooks and businesses from across the Borough.

Friday Night Fiesta

Friday 1 July 5pm – 10pm

The Croquet Lawn, Central Avenue, West Bridgford

From 5pm til 10pm on the croquet lawn we’ll be launching our food festival with the Friday Night Fiesta - this year with a Brazilian theme to celebrate the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympics. We’ll have some specially selected street food stalls offering paella and Greek mezze plus a licensed bar.

For the kids there’ll be free face painting plus lots of fun craft activities including making carnival masks and head dresses. We’ll also have a family samba dance workshop 6pm – 6.30pm and a mini disco at 7.30pm with games and prizes. Bring your picnics and join us for some Al Fresco fun. Rain coats and umbrellas are optional!

The Friday Night Fiesta is the official opening event for the Taste of Rushcliffe Food Festival which takes place on Central Avenue the following day.

Food Festival and Market

Saturday 2 July 10am – 5pm

Central Avenue, West Bridgford

Cookery theatre


  • All Day  - West Bridgford & Rushcliffe Horticultural Society –  Help and advice including how to 'grown your own'

  • 11.30am - Eglantine Vineyard - What to look for when tasting wine and an Introduction to the pleasures of drinking wine

  • 12.30pm - Susan Hart, Nutrition Coach – Susan will be sharing her tips and advice on healthy eating and showing visitors her healthy houmous
  • 1pm - Pete Hewitt, Nottingham-based finalist in BBC’s Masterchef 2015 will be sharing some Japanese home cooking skills, techniques and ideas

  • 1.30pm - 200 Degrees Coffee – Tips on brewing the perfect cup

  • 2.30pm Susan Hart, Nutrition Coach - Another session on healthy eating for those who missed it.

Healthy eating workshops

Children’s cookery school

We also have the Children’s Cookery School and Food Science Lab -  This popular attraction offers children the chance to really get excited about food and cooking. Children of all ages have the opportunity to experiment, play and learn. They can discover where their food comes from and how to combine basic ingredients to create delicious dishes.

Children have an amazing time creating recipes from scratch and can take their creations home to share with their family. Aprons and chef's hats are all provided and after they have washed their hands, the fun begins.

Market stalls

Find out more about the local businesses taking part on our vendors page.

Want to know more? Call us on 0115 914 8517.

Watch our Taste of Rushcliffe promo video:


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