This July London’s Waterloo celebrates a month of food and drink with a packed programme of exciting events hosted by the area’s vibrant mix of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and food shops.
Waterloo’s top chefs, foodies and baristas will be revealing their secrets and techniques in a month of exclusive masterclasses, demos, talks, workshops and tasting sessions. The full events programme is available to view here, and includes a butchery demo, butter and cheese-making, wine tastings, gin sampling, mojito-making, gelato workshop, cake tastings and lunch and supper clubs.
This year, events will also take place in Granby Place – Waterloo’s new outdoor events space. An exciting series of small and intimate food and drink-inspired events, including growing, foraging and cooking, poetry and hands-on workshops will be revealed next month. Follow @WeAreWaterlooUK for updates.
“When we set up Wahaca in Waterloo, the food scene here and in many other parts of London was only just beginning to pick up, bar a small number of trailblazers. WeAreWaterloo has done much to promote the explosion of the food culture here in Waterloo in the last decade. This July Waterloo Food Month celebrates all that’s on offer in the neighbourhood, from the food entrepreneurs of Lower Marsh Market to the fantastic bricks and mortar restaurants.” Thomasina Miers, Wahaca
2017 Event Highlights:
Waterloo Food Month Launch Party! Join an evening street party event along Lower Marsh with live entertainment, demonstrations and free tasting sessions. Stallholders include: Greenport Kitchen, Konditor & Cook, Sticky Mango, The Duke of Sussex, Farm Street Kitchen and Yo! Sushi.
Thursday 29th June 5.00-9.00pm
Mojito masterclass and tasting with Cubana. Learn the secrets of making the perfect mojito from the people who introduced them to the UK 20 years ago. Monday 3rd & 17th July 5.45pm
Tutored wine and south east Asian cuisine pairing. Understand the challenges of pairing great wine with south east Asian cuisine with a 6-course dinner introduced by Sticky Mango chef Peter Lloyd and RSJ’s Nigel Wilkinson. Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st July 7.00pm
Cake tasting session with Konditor & Cook. Learn about their specialist products and taste lots of Konditor & Cook delicacies. Wednesday 5th, 10th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 26th, Monday 10th July. Various times.
Gin Masterclass in the Waterloo Sky Bar at H10 Hotel London Waterloo. An evening of expert chat with several different gin distileries, and complimentary cocktail. Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July. 6.00pm
Cheese & butter-making workshop with expert instruction from Adrian Collishon, chef director at Eden Caterers. Wednesday 5th & 12th July. 6.00pm
Meet the Producers at Greensmiths, including Lant Street Wine and Buckinghams Artisan Butchers. Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th July. 5.00-7.00pm
Taste world class sparkling and still English wines from the Chapel Down winery at Florentine. Friday 7th & 14th July. 6.00-8.00pm
Penny Lunch Club – a specially curated menu at The Old Vic’s Penny restaurant. Friday 7th July. 2.00pm
Learn how to make real ice-cream and sample Latin-American pastries at Cubana’s Gelato and Dessert workshop. Tuesday 11th July. 5.45pm
Rooftop Party at The Stage Door with the Rekorderling cider team, Sambrook’s Brewery and tasty, home-made burgers on the BBQ. Wednesday 19th July. From 5.00pm
To view the full events programme visit wearewaterloo.co.uk/foodmonth. For the latest news about Waterloo Food Month follow on Twitter @WeAreWaterlooUK #WaterlooFoodMonth
Listings information: A whole month of exciting food and drink events, tastings and demonstrations take place in SE1 throughout July for this year’s Waterloo Food Month. Unlike many food festivals it doesn’t take place in a tent or marquee but in and around Waterloo’s unique mix of cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and shops. Participants include Penny, Sticky Mango, Waterloo Sky Bar, Greenport Kitchen, Cubana, Greensmiths, Konditor & Cook and Florentine.