With the Eat & Drink Festival Christmas soon approaching, we've rounded up 10 reasons to visit the show this year. If this doesn't tempt your tastebuds then nothing will!


1. Some of the UK's most celebrated chefs
TV chef Rosemary Shrager will take to the stage to whip up a delicious 4 bird roast, along with Theo Randall and award winning celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, plus many more! 


2. Pick up new skills and tips
Watch chefs cooking live at the Eat & Drink Stage. Discover new festive dishes and hear inspiring career stories. Drinks industry experts will give their insider knowledge on choosing drinks and pairing them with food, as well as cocktail crafting tips and free tasters of a range of beers, wines and spirits.


3. Soak up the atmosphere
Soak up the atmosphere with live music from buskers on the bandstand, sizzling streetfood in the Great Eat from cuisines across the globe cooked fresh before your eyes. Plus, you'll find independent brands selling ingredients, preserves, baked treats and more in the The Artisan Producers Market.

4. Feed your instagram
We'll have the most instagrammable food and drink on offer, from amazing cocktails from Ayahuaska Amzonian Bar, to crazily creative cookies from Thomas Cookie Co. Plus the best industry experts' live demonstrations. If that's not insta-worthy, we don't know what is!


5. Free entry to Ideal Home Show
Enter a world of festive inspiration for your home with 100s of Christmas gift and decoration exhibitors, so you can get your Christmas lists all ticked off.


6. Unique Vendors
Streetfood vendors with trailers just as stylish as their food is delicious! Watch out for Louisiana Chilli Shack in particular, where you can pick up some gluten free, southern food for the soul. 


7. Kitchenware you won't find on the highstreet
 From Flint and Flame's knife range (used by Monica Galetti), to the handy Stretchy Lids that fit to a range of foods to keep them fresh and reduce waste.


8. Welcome Christmas
Get festive at Eat & Drink Festival Christmas without the chance of rain! Enjoy a christmassy tipple of your choice, and find out how to put a tasty twist on traditional Christmas meals in The Christmas Kitchen.


9. BBQ food isn't just for summer
Getting the BBQ lit, waiting for it to heat up, getting rained on... who needs the stress! At the show you can get sizzling BBQ style food cooked for you in an instant!

10. Eat, drink and be merry!
On Thursday 22nd, Eat & Drink Festival will become a buzzing hub of nightlife. Food will be served until 9pm along a backdrop of live music. 


So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!