Afternoon events, Food & drink

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Legends Of The Martini

Belvedere Vodka have created an all sensory, interactive experience at the Royal Academy exploring the evolution of the popular cocktail and the legends from popular culture who have made it famous.

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J

Sat 2 Aug

£15 / 020 7300 8000

  • 12:00 – 22:30

Sun 3 Aug

£15 / 020 7300 8000

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 4 Aug

£15 / 020 7300 8000

  • 17:00 – 22:30
…and 27 more dates until 31 Aug

Project A Frame

A one day arts and music festival in the old industrial mining town of Auchinleck. Two geodesic domes host a selection of DJs for 12 hours of music. There's also live art, craft stalls, the samedia outrider and a selection of food and drink outlets including a wood burning pizza oven.

Project A Frame, Auchinleck

Sat 2 Aug

£27.50

Camping facilities available

  • 12:00 – 03:00

The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Dance, acrobatic performance, mask painting, live music and cuisine that showcases the best of Africa's rich and varied cultures.

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 2 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 3 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 9 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

Moretti Gran Tour

Moretti Gran Tour events bring the UK's finest Italian street food together in a celebration of authentic Italian cuisine.

Factory 7, London EC2A

Sun 3 Aug

£10 / 020 7269 9750

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Randall & Aubin's Champagne & Seafood Bar

Soho restaurant, Randall & Aubin turns wine pairing on its head, with unique new Champagne & Seafood bar.

Randall & Aubin, London W1F

Sun 3 Aug

Prices vary

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Mon 4 Aug

Prices vary

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Tue 5 Aug

Prices vary

  • 12:00 – 23:00
…and 47 more dates until 29 Sep

South Molton Street Summer Garden

Local residents, shop owners and Westminster council come together to transform the street into a traditional English garden, with food and drink, garden games, live music and in-store activities.

South Molton Street, London W1K

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Big Poppy Picnic

A vintage picnic with poetry, music, art and performance to enjoy (including war-time songs, craft and a film screening).

Ordsall Hall, Salford

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 07724 418564

Feast: Summer 2014

FEAST - the original street food festival - is back for summer 2014, taking over Tobacco Dock in Wapping. Along with some of London's best-known street food vendors, this year organisers have lured some of London's top chefs out of their kitchens.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Sat 2 Aug

£10

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Beer Festival

Sample a variety of ales, ciders and other drinks and listen to live music.

Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Sat 4 Oct

£5 / 01420 472664

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Hendrick’s Parlour Bar

Hosted by Hendrick’s Gin Nourish both your mind and your taste buds in Hendrick’s Parlour Bar. Unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails await the curiously-minded… Join us and reawaken your spirit of curiosity in the decadent One Royal Circus! Be seated and enjoy luxuriant libations served to you…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Whisky Tasting

Bennets Bar Informal demonstration on Scotch Malt Whiskies in one of Edinburgh's oldest and most historic pubs. Learning about the differences between Scotch and other world whiskies. Find out more about typical characteristics of each of the whisky producing regions of Scotland and some other interesting facts of…

Bennets Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Bennet's Bar

£12 / 0131 229 5143

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Bennet's Bar

£12 / 0131 229 5143

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Bennet's Bar

£12 / 0131 229 5143

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

The Africa Centre's 2nd Annual Summer Festival

An all-day event (from 12 noon to 10pm on August 2nd 2014), held in the East and West Piazzas of London's Covent Garden, this year celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and sheer joy of contemporary fabrics from all over Africa.

The Africa Centre, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Best Kept Festival

A two-day event featuring a range of folk and indie bands, plus BBQ.

The Islington, London N1

Sat 2 Aug

£8; £7 adv; £12 weekend ticket / 0207 6841577

  • 14:00 – 23:00

Sun 3 Aug

£8; £7 adv; £12 weekend ticket / 0207 6841577

  • 13:30 – 23:00

Cocktail Masterclass

Join an expert bar tender and learn to make your own cocktail as you are taken through the art of mixology and shown what goes into making a cocktail special. Ticket price includes cocktail on arrival. Booking is essential.

Cav, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 9 Aug

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 16 Aug

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00
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Gin Festival

We will be showcasing over 50 different gins. On arrival you will be handed a brochure with information on all the gins you can try, a little about each company and a suggested garnish.

Fruit, Hull

Sat 13 Sep

£5 / 01482 280018

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge

If knowledge is the food of the soul, then let us FEAST! This travelling parlour of enlightenment combines exceptional experts & erudite amateurs in a fiesta of learning & fine cocktails. Prepare to be delighted by unusual characters, exquisite libations and wisdom of the most eye-opening variety in the decadent…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Innis & Gunn Beer Tasting

Once a month, you can taste four brews directly from Innis & Gunn headquarters and learn more about the brewing process. Ages 18+.

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0131 220 7230

Jelly Tasting and Talk with Ivan Day

Food historian Ivan Davy walks you through jelly moulds (and lets you taste a few dishes) in response to Katy West's souvenir ceramic jelly mould.

South Block, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

Free (ticketed) / 0141 559 4980

Part of Festival 2014.

Shieldbank Harvest Festival

Celebrate the harvest with a market selling local produce and crafts followed by folk music, a meal and a performance by the Morgan Lee Band.

Shieldbank Coffee Shop, Saline

Sat 30 Aug

£20 for the meal only; £10 for the folk evening only; £25 for both / 01383 852621

  • 14:00 – 23:00
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Towcester Sausage and Cider Festival

Featuring 40 real ciders, 20 varieties of sausage (provided by Brown's Gourmet Sausages) and live music.

Towcester Racecourse

Sat 30 Aug

£5 (under 18s free) / 01327 353414

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Wc Bar Opens In Clapham Wc

Away from the hustle and bustle of central Clapham, this underground space has been carefully converted into an intimate, secluded hideaway where guests can enjoy a relaxed spot to select quality wines and delicious charcuterie boards.

WC Bar, London SW4

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 139 more dates until 21 Dec

Afternoon Tea

Traditional afternoon tea served on vintage porcelain. Book at least five days in advance. Booking is essential.

National Trust: Eastbury Manor House, Barking

Sun 10 Aug

£14 / 020 8227 2331

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 31 Aug

£14 / 020 8227 2331

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 21 Sep

£14 / 020 8227 2331

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Afternoon Tea

Back by popular demand The Roof Garden's will be hosting a pop up Afternoon Tea August Bank Holiday.

The Roof Gardens, London W8

Mon 25 Aug

£29.50 Roof Gardens Afternoon Tea; £39.50 Laurent Perrier Champagne Afternoon Tea / 020 7368 3971

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Afternoon Tea – Lifeline Fundraiser

Afternoon tea, Prosecco and a raffle in support of local pregnancy support charity Lifeline, which offers baby clothes, equipment and counselling services.

Gillis Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Sep

£5 (extra £1.50 for Prosecco) / 0131 623 8911

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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