The Royal Albert Dock is home to plenty of fabulous restaurants and bars, so you can imagine how thrilled we were when we heard they were throwing a food festival in Liverpool.
We love a free festival in Liverpool. Even more so one that is not only child friendly but is based almost entirely around food. Last weekend we were lucky enough to visit the Albert Dock Food Festival 2019, otherwise known as FEAST. This free family friendly festival had everything going for it.
A stunning setting right on the Royal Albert Dock (which is a fantastic place to visit even without a festival), kids street theatre and story time sessions throughout the day, chef demos and masterclasses and food and drink stalls hosted by some of Liverpool’s best loved food and drink venues. We were also lucky enough to have some glorious end of summer sun.
We love going out as a family for food, and we love getting the kids to try new things, so the food festival set up was great for us. First up was Peaberry Coffee House, which was serving the most amazing dirty dogs with a variety of toppings. We went for the pulled pork option, and it was actually Teddy’s favourite, so much so that he asked me to make him one for his tea later that night.
Bea has always had a sweet tooth and so it’s no surprise that the huge chocolate, strawberry and cream covered waffles at Puffle Waffle were her favourite. Top of our list were also the halloumi fries at Panam, the chicken and mushroom tacos at MADRE and the cocktails for the adults at Revolucion de Cuba. We were really impressed by the choice of food on offer, and the number of vegetarian options too.
In between all the eating the kids enjoyed playing spot the pirate. The street theatre was brilliant, and the kids loved visiting the pirate ship Zebu and trying out the pirate weapons. This small festival was just the right size for our family, and is definitely one that we would look out for again. Jamie and I now have loads of new ideas for future family meals out and dates night too which is always a good thing.