Southbank Centre’s Food Market presents the Slow Feast, Sunday May 3.
Dawdle the afternoon away and put together your own edible feast, selecting from an array of artisan food and drink vendors.
Gather family and friends for a meal along the Festival Riverside, in the adjacent Jubilee Gardens or on Southbank Centre Square itself.
The feast is the brainchild of Slow Down London – a new project to inspire Londoners to challenge the cult of speed and to appreciate the world around us. And the market will be packed with excellent produce to help make it happen.
According to market organizer, Silvija Davidson, 40 stalls will furnish fresh mezze and salads, new season English tomatoes, the last of the Native oysters, olives, platters of salumi/charcuterie and cheeses from England and the continent. Those preferring cooked comestibles may select from chargrilled new season English asparagus, sautéed mushrooms, fennel-roasted pork, seafood paella, spicy stir fries, 21-day hung, grass-fed beef or rare breed lamb. Home-made cakes, baklawa or freshly flipped pancakes offer a final sweet finish.
“You’ll find everything that you need from craft bakery bread and farm butter, even down to basics like a drizzle of salad dressing, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper," Davidson said
Dates and times:
The Food Market runs from Friday to Monday, May 1-4, from 11-8 each day (6 pm on the Monday) and is located on Southbank Centre Square outside the Royal Festival Hall (alongside Belvedere Road). A program of free access demos, tastings and workshops runs each day.