Upcoming events: October 2018

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1-7 OctEngland’s Seafood FEAST

England’s Seafood Coast will play a feast for all the senses at the English Riviera. You will be able to eat some of the best seafood in the world and experiencing the very best the English Riviera has to offer.  This truly unique experience gives a new perspective on the fish on your plate – it is hugely popular so book early.

You can also enjoy Brixham Mussels & Sharpham Wine for £10 as part of The Seafood FEAST.  Mussels are rope-grown on beds in-between Torquay and the famous fishing town of Brixham.




1-8 Oct – Manchester Food and Drink Festival

Go on a culinary adventure with this Festival.  As the exclusive booking partner, Bookatable helps you discover and book the city’s best restaurants. This celebration of dining out takes place across Manchester’s favourite restaurants.  Whether you’re a seasoned Manchester foodie looking to return to your favourite restaurant, or a dining-out newbie on the hunt for an amazing-value experience, there are menus you’ll love.




3 Oct – Seafood & Champagne evening at Oysterfest

Do you love seafood and Champagne?  If your answer is yes, you must join the closing event for the 2018 Oysterfest.  Hosted by special guest Bethan Wallace from Devaux, experience the magic combination of seafood and champagne.



seafood week

5-12 Oct – Seafood Week 

Seafood Week is an annual campaign aimed at getting more people to eat more fish, more often. Seafish runs the eight-day celebration every October and highlights the variety and quality of fish and shellfish on offer in the UK.



lewes oct feast

5-21 – Oct – Lewes Octoberfeast

Octoberfeast is a festival ran by a small charity that is dedicated to supporting creative, innovative and sustainable food and drink companies from the local area. The festival holds events throughout Lewes, East Sussex, to celebrate the food and drink culture.




6 Oct – National Seafood Week Dinner at Coal Shed restaurant

Visit the restaurant for an oyster shucking and fish filleting masterclass with head chef, Chris Ditch. ​​Hosted in their decadent private dining room, the event is a rare opportunity to enjoy intimate access to our head chef whilst he prepares an exquisite meal for you and other guests.



 feast on the farm

6-7 Oct – Feast on The Farm

The Feast returns for its 2nd year to the stunning Peterley Manor Farm. If you are interested in great food, or you are a budding food/drink entrepreneur, actively seek out the undiscovered gastronomic gems, or just simply love delicious seasonal food, then this is the festival for you.




6-7 Oct East Midlands Food Festival

Rated as one of the world’s most interesting food festivals this year by the New York Times, food fans will get a chance to discover why when the event returns to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire for the 15th year.





7 Oct – Forest Showcase Food Festival

The festival will have the usual fabulous wide selection of over 100 local, food stalls with tasty treats and cookery demonstrations. This is an event with a lot more going on than most food & drink festivals. https://forestshowcase.org/



8-31 October – Morito’s annual Seafood Festival, or Fiesta de Marisco, comes back to shore this October with a range of innovative dishes celebrating the fruits of the sea in a delicious and innovative new menu. This year each seafood dish will be matched with a particular sherry creating a pairing experience that brings a taste of the sea to Exmouth Market. https://www.morito.co.uk/


falmouth Oyster Shucking Competition

11– 14 Oct – Falmouth Oyster Festival

Falmouth’s Events Square will again play host to one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals. The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.



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19-21 Oct – Dartmouth Food Festival

Plenty of food for thought, as well as food to eat, in one of the loveliest bits of Britain. Described in The Telegraph as a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations’, this free festival is now a landmark event on the culinary calendar.


Most importantly, don’t forget Seafood Week!

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