What to expect from this year's Eat & Drink Festival in Glasgow

We talk to the organisers behind this year's Eat & Drink Festival which comes to Glasgow this June to find out what those looking to attend can expect from this exciting event .

Published 11th May 2018
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Returning to the SEC, Glasgow, from 31 May-3 June 2018, this year's Eat & Drink Festival – described as a "foodie nirvana" – is set to be even bigger and better than ever before.

Running alongside the Ideal Home Show Scotland, with a ticket gaining you access to both events, you’ll find everything you need under the one roof.

A spokesperson for the event said: "From interiors, home renovation, DIY, gardens, technology and lifestyle, the Ideal Home Show Scotland has something for everyone, rounded off with the Eat & Drink Festival – the perfect digestif to the day out.

"Ideal for all foodies, the festival will tempt the taste buds and showcase some of Scotland’s best food and drink that you won’t find in a supermarket.

"So let us give you the run down on what to expect…"

Artisan Producers Market

They say a chef is only as good as his ingredients, well prepare to indulge in some of the best in Scotland as you sample and shop for the freshest produce and homemade products.

From delicious chutneys and pickles, brilliant breads and patisserie favourites, to flavoured oils, fresh juices and jams, locally-sourced cured meats, cheeses and seafood, sat alongside fresh fruits and vegetables, this is most exciting foodie market you’ll find in Glasgow.

The bonus? You can buy your favourites and continue your Eat & Drink experience at home!"

Eat & Drink Stage

This live demonstration theatre, sponsored by Love Food Hate Waste, is the community hub of Eat & Drink.

Top chefs, foodie favourites and experts will be taking to the stage, cooking up a storm to showcase some delectable recipes and give invaluable tips on cooking and mixology.

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You’ll be able to watch first-hand some of the most celebrated chefs bring their unique style to life and learn the secrets of the trade, including Tony Singh, Jimmy Lee and Mark Heirs, plus Zoltan Szabo from the Blythswood Square Hotel and Gaucho’s master griller Fernando Larroude, as well as UK favourite Rosemary Shrager.

In between the sizzling of the pans, head over to the Buskers Stage to hear the sounds of some of Glasgow’s finest up and coming street musicians.

Make sure you look at the timetables here so you can time your visit perfectly.

The Great Eat

The Great Eat will tempt you to indulge in a selection of the world’s finest flavours, crafted by the country’s most celebrated street food visionaries.

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Walk the festival’s ‘Streets of Glasgow’ and sample the city’s best food, or simply get lost in the delightful aromas of the fantastic fresh food on offer from renowned street food vendors.

Late Night Thursday

On opening day and for one night only, the Eat & Drink Festival will become a buzzing hub of nightlife until 8pm.

It’s the perfect opportunity to gather your fellow foodies or office colleagues to enjoy an evening of live music, food samples and top tipples from the festival’s expert mixologists.

Entry to the Eat & Drink Festival is free with your Ideal Home Show Scotland ticket, however if you want to go along just for the evening entry from 4pm is just £5.00.

Tickets are now on sale, visit www.idealhomeshowscotland.co.uk or

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