Bristol's biggest food festival is back! Bristol Food Connections returns from 12th-23rd June, with over 100 events taking place in locations across the city.

Whether you want to learn a new skill, debate the big issues, take a tour or attend a magnificent feast - there's something for every taste and budget!

We've rounded up some of the highlights below, browse the full list of events on the Food Connections website.

Learn from the chefs

This year, the stunning Colston Hall will host the Festival Hub for the first five days of the festival, with a range of talks, workshops and cookery demos.

With over 15 demos programmed (most of them free), it’s a packed few days of inspiration and celebration!


Briony May Food Connections

Food Passports

Bristol is home to one of the most exciting and diverse food scenes in the country, but how can you see it all without breaking the bank?

The answer is these pocket-sized Food Passports, which act as your ticket around three gastronomic districts of Bristol: Gloucester Road (Finalist of the Great British High Street 2018), Bedminster (home to the annual Upfest street art festival), and Clifton Village, with its glorious Georgian architecture and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

In each district, the Food Passport will be your ticket to a free taster or small plate in 13-15 different venues. Valid for the full ten days of the festival, there is plenty of time to either choose one district, or collect them all!

Food Connections Food Passports

Fun on boats

We all know that Bristol is all about the three Bs: balloons, bridges and boats, so what better way to experience the best of the city's food & drink than a cruise around the historic harbour?


Food Connections Bristol Ferry


Get a taste of cuisines from across the globe at these delicious dinners across the city - from South American supper club to a Cameroonian banquet!


Bristol Food Connections - Poco Feast


Explore new corners of Bristol's food scene and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of our best producers. 


Limeburn Hill wine tour

Foodie TED Talks

New for 2019, Bristol Food Connections presents Brain Food, the TED Talks of Bristol Food Connections. This is a vibrant and diverse programme of talks and debates getting us to think more consciously about what we eat. 

What is so wrong with palm oil? In what way does food express our intrinsic cultural makeup? How can connecting with nature affect our food choices and appreciation?


Food Connections Brain Food

Boozy events

Want to get into the festival spirit and learn something along the way? There are a range of experiences with local distilleries, breweries and restaurants to quench your thirst!


Psychopomp Microdistillery

You can find out more about Bristol Food Connections here, or take a look at Bristol's Foodie Events and Food & Drink Experiences.


Bristol Food Connections
Participatory Event
Bristol Food Connections

Bristol Food Connections returns for a citywide celebration of food, featuring over 100 events.

The World Food Passport
Food and Drink
Bristol Food Connections - The Food Passport

Roam your way around across Bristol’s best neighbourhoods for independent eateries, as your passport guides you from place to place, earning you tasters and samples as you go.

Minum Petang - Malaysian Kitchen Afternoon Tea
Food and Drink
Malaysian Kitchen UK Afternoon Tea

Malaysian food is a melting pot of various cultural influences, with a combination of Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes. Afternoon tea is a perfect way to sample different Malaysian sweet & savoury dishes, so don't miss this event!

Bristol's Get Growing Garden Trail 2019
Green/Sustainable Tourism
Bristol's Get Growing Garden Trail 2019

Bristol Food Network's Get Growing Garden Trail returns for the 8th year, with 32 of Bristol's fruit and veg gardens throwing open their gates throughout June.

Summer with Ash Saman at Yurt Lush
Food and Drink
Summer with Ash Saman at Yurt Lush

Ash Saman will be celebrating all the joys of summer with a seven-course taster menu of the best seasonal produce the South West has to offer.

Bristol Food Connections: Limeburn Hill Biodynamic Vineyard Tour & Tasting
Limeburn Hill Biodynamic Vineyard

As part of Bristol Food Connections 2019 we are running a vineyard tour and wine tasting to celebrate Bristol’s amazing, and sustainable, local food scene.

Bristol Food Connections: Vineyard & Orchard Tour + Tasting with Limeburn Hill & Wilding Cider
Limeburn Hill Biodynamic Vineyard

As part of Bristol Food Connections 2019 Limeburn Hill are running a collaborative tour of Limeburn Hill’s biodynamic vineyard and Wilding Cider’s orchard to celebrate Bristol’s amazing, and sustainable, local food scene.