What to expect at the BBC Good Food Show Scotland
The pinnacle of food events in the UK, The BBC Good Food Show is a seasonal extravaganza where visitors from all over the country gather to enjoy an unforgettable weekend of outstanding food, drink and culinary entertainment. Taking place in Scotland this November, expect hundreds of stalls, live cooking demonstrations, pop up restaurants, artisan liqueurs, wines from around the world, all-star chefs, celebrities and, of course, the chance to discover and taste exceptional new dishes around every corner.
Where is it?
The event will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow (SECC).
When is it?
There will be three main sessions over three days:
· Friday 6 November – 10am – 6pm
· Saturday 7 November – 10am – 6pm
· Sunday 8 November - 10am – 5.30pm
Check the local paper for details on trips or organise a group booking by calling 0800 358 0058. Parking is free of charge for coaches and all will be accommodated onside within the West Car Parks – no booking required.
If you’re on the M8 motorway the SECC is just off Junction 19. Parking is available in a multi-storey car park operated by City Parking. Find out more about parking here.
SECC has its own dedicated railway station called Exhibition Centre station, allowing easy access from the city and the suburbs. Six trains will leave from Central Station* every hour which will get you to the venue in under 10 minutes. Call National Rail Enquires for more info and a timetable: 08457 48 49 50
*There is a possibility of disruption to rail travel this weekend so be sure to check the website for details and leave plenty of time for making alternative travel plans if needed.
There is a lot to enjoy at the show for families, foodies and…anyone who eats really. From shopping and live demonstrations to book signings by the authors themselves. There’s also an interview stage where you can hear more from your favorite chefs, and an abundance of stalls where you can indulge in some retail therapy. Some of the main highlights include:
Hailed as the highlight of the show, the Supertheatre presents an all-star lineup of chefs cooking live – and as with all live shows, maybe even a few surprises. Visit the lineup to catch Paul Hollywood, Michael Roux Jr., James Martin and Mary Berry performing culinary mastery on stage.
Explore Glasgow’s fine dining scene one bite at a time. Indulge in tantalizing bite-sized dishes from some of the city’s top fine dining restaurants, including the Gannet, Red Onion and Porter & Rye, in Pop-Up Restaurants. With a new signature dish on offer each day of the weekend, it’s time to start planning where you’ll start first. See the Pop-Up Restaurant menus here.
Cocktails at Home Masterclass
Discover the secret to concocting the perfect cocktail at home using easy to find ingredients. All it takes is 30 minutes and a lesson from BBC Good Food Show Scotland’s cocktail gurus Tom & Frankie. Tickets cost £10 and you can find out more here.
Shopping for Days!
There’s no shortage of things to do, see and buy at the show. Think specialty food markets, stalls selling tipple and artisan spirits, products, gadgets, gear and the finest in local Scottish cuisine, plus there’s an entire area dedicated to baked goods! Get to know more about the shopping on offer.
Chefs and Celebrities
With an unmissable lineup of all-star cooks, celebrities and chefs at this year’s BBC Good Food Show Scotland, catch your favourite cooking experts live, doing a demo, signing a cook book or engaging with the crowd as they share tips, tricks and exclusive recipes. See who’ll be at the show.
Finally, our favourite part about the Good Food Show is that it is one of the best places to get access some of the country's best producers. Keep and eye out for the contingent from Orkney and help them in their bid to revive the Orkney PDO's Orkney Beef and Orkney Lamb. Check out their stall where the now legendary Fred Berkmillar will has prepared some excellent dishes to showcase their delicious wares.
There are three different types of tickets to choose from. Buy them here.
£16.25 or £16.75 on Sat
This includes entrance to the show from 11am. Supertheatre seat not included.
£19.25 or £19.75 on Sat
This includes entrance to the show and a standard seat in the Supertheatre. You can upgrade to the front block for £3.
£69.00 or £74.00 on Sat
This includes entrance to the show, a front block seat in the Supertheatre, access to the VIP lounge, a glass of bubbly and a goodie bag, which includes a cook book.
Readers can get 15% off until the 8th November using the following promo code: MVS15 when booking through www.bbcgoodfoodshowscotland.com
Do you have special rates for children? Children aged 0 - 5 are free every day and must sit on an adult’s lap in the Supertheatre. However, if a seat is required, a Supertheatre ticket must be purchased.
Children aged 6 – 17 either pay the Super ticket rate of £3 for Standard Supertheatre and £6 Gold or get free entry with a Value ticket which excludes Supertheatre.
Free child tickets cannot be purchased in advance, please collect from the Box Office or entrance to the Show on the day.
Are Supertheatre tickets separate? All advance Super tickets include a seat in the amazing 1,000 seater Supertheatre. You can upgrade to a gold seat (front section) for an additional £3.
If you purchase a Value ticket, this is an entry only ticket from 11am and excludes Supertheatre.
What is the dress code? There is no dress code, where whatever you like
Glasgow restaurant offers
Some of Glasgow's best restaurants are offering exclusive deals for those of you lucky enough to attend this weekend's event.
Quote 'BBC Good Food Show' on booking and display your ticket when dining. Please book in advance. Offers are subject to availability.
• Riverhill - tel: 0141 248 3495
A welcome glass of Prosecco for every dining adult presenting a BBC Good Food Show ticket. Offer valid Friday PM and Saturday PM. Diners must be 18+ in order to receive the sparkling wine.
• Las Iguanas - tel: 0141 248 5705
£3.90 cocktails for all BBC Good Food Show ticket holders on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
• Arta - tel: 0845 166 6018
Free Dessert on Friday
£29 instead of £39 on Saturday
• Alla Turca & Alla Italia - tel: 0141 332 5300
Free glass of Prosecco
• Cafe Rogano - tel: 0141 248 4055
2 courses for £14.95
(£5 supplement for Oysters and Ribeye)
• Khublai Khan's - tel: 0141 552 5646
20% off the Full Feast Menu
(Not valid with Pre-Theatre or any other offer or promotion)
• Masala Twist City Centre and West End - 0141 339 3777
Complimentary glass of fizz and 20% off a la carte menu
• The Corinthian Club - 0141 552 1101
25% off the Aa La Carte menu
• Islena - 0141 552 3530
30% off a la carte menu - must book in advance
• Red Onion - 0141 221 6000
Glass of Prosecco with any meal purchased at Red Onion after 6pm for the duration of Good Food Show 2015. Must produce surrender ticket to claim the glass of prosecco. 1 glass per ticket.
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