Afternoon events, Food & drink

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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Moet Academy – Bringing the Champagne Region to the Heart Of London

An educational wine experience, following classic wines from grape to glass.

Oxo Tower, London SE1

Fri 17 Apr

£40 / 020 7021 1686

Sat 18 Apr

Sun 19 Apr

Fri 24 Apr

£40 / 020 7021 1686

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 140 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

Scottish Food & Drink Producer Free Showcase Tasting

Meet Scottish producers of food and drink, have a chat and discover more about their range of products. There's also a draw, so you can be in with a chance to win a selection of foodie goodies yourself.

Cranachan and Crowdie, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

…and 28 more dates until 29 Oct

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' The whisky line-up includes Bunnahabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory, Deanston, Glen Moray, Aberfeldy and the debuts of Craigellachie and Aultmore.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

Sun 24 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

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Easter Cocktail Tasting Menu

Sample some seasonal ingredients in liquid form, with an amuse bouche and five 'courses' of cocktails.

The Balmoral Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

Sat 4 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

Sun 5 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

Mon 6 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

Easter Sunday Lunch

A special lunch menu just for Easter, with egg painting for the kids as well.

Hadrian's Brasserie, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

£35 / 0131 557 5000

Great Grog Bottled Beer Festival

You are spoilt for choice at this beer fest, with over a hundred craft bottled beers from across the globe. Tickets available from the Grog shop or warehouse.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£8–£10 / 0131 667 2855

Bridington Real Ale Festival

An opportunity to sample a range of local and regional beers and ciders.

SPA Bridlington

Sat 9 May

£8.50 festival; £6; £5 adv / 01262 678258

Easter Afternoon Tea

Seasonal sandwiches, chocolate treats, hot cross buns, plus scones and pastries. What's missing? No, not a harpist – there's one of those, too.

Palm Court, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

Sat 4 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

Sun 5 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

Mon 6 Apr

£29–£45 / 0131 556 2414

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Urban Market

A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

Drambusters Whisky Festival

A festival celebrating the water of life. Meet the makers and celebrities of the whisky world and have a wee dram of a range of malts and other spirits.

Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

Sat 28 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01387 702020

Easter Dining

Expand your culinary horizons beyond a novelty chocolate egg this Easter, with three courses and a glass or Prosecco. There's also an afternoon tea menu to peruse.

Forth Floor Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

£20 / 0131 524 8350

Afternoon tea.

  • 15:30 – 16:30 Easter Dining Forth Floor Restaurant, Edinburgh

£40 / 0131 524 8350

Three-course lunch with glass of Prosecco.

  • 12:00 – 14:30 Easter Dining Forth Floor Restaurant, Edinburgh

The London Literary Pub Crawl

Nothing goes together better than booze and books! Visit a number of watering holes from Fitzrovia to Soho that inspired generations of writers such as Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, Virgina Woolf, George Orwell and others. Drinks not included with ticket.

Fitzroy Tavern, London W1T

Sat 26 Sep

£25 (group £18; Students £12) / 020 8090 5082

North Hop Aberdeen

Aberdeen's own take on the North Hop Festival that began in Inverness – expect a craft beer festival with beer exhibitors – BrewDog, Cromarty Brewing Co and Thistly Cross – as well as other local food companies showcasing their wares.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 11 Apr

£15 / 01224 642230

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PizzaExpress' 'Live Knead' Pizza

If you knead more pizza in your life, come along to the 'Live Knead' event, which sees online trending topics transformed into a one-day special.

Pizza Express, London WC2H

Thu 2 Apr

Free

Fri 3 Apr

Free

Mon 6 Apr

Free

Tue 7 Apr

Free

Craft100

Craft100, London's Largest Beer Festival is back by popular demand. The free to enter beer festival takes places over Easter Bank Holiday Weekend at The Craft Beer Co. Clapham and features 100 beers on tap from the worlds finest breweries.

The Craft Beer Co. Clapham, London SW4

Thu 2 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Craft100 The Craft Beer Co. Clapham, London

Fri 3 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Craft100 The Craft Beer Co. Clapham, London

Sat 4 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Craft100 The Craft Beer Co. Clapham, London

Sun 5 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Craft100 The Craft Beer Co. Clapham, London

Easter Sunday

Munch on a hog roast as the wee ones have a go at some Easter activities, including egg painting.

Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 222 9930

Please note: Under 18s are not permitted in the venue after 8pm.

The Wild Card Brewery Spring Beer Festival

Wild Card Brewery presents our biggest event yet, our Spring Beer Festival. Offering a vast range of craft beers from London best breweries, both gravity fed and in bottles. Live music from the Ragged String band plus DJ's throughout the weekend.

Wild Card Brewery, London E17

Mon 6 Apr

Free

Craft Fair and Car Boot Sale

A range of goodies are available including craft stalls, car boot sale and cafe.

Destiny Church, Dunfermline

Sat 11 Apr

£5 per table for sellers (visitors free)

Sat 9 May

£5 per table for sellers (visitors free)

Sat 13 Jun

£5 per table for sellers (visitors free)

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Create:Eat:Whisky

A multi-sensory whisky adventure that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

£33

Sun 17 May

£33

Holyrood Kitchen

Pop-up restaurant from the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine and Historic Scotland, serving Scottish cuisine with a view.

Holyrood Park Education Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 8 May

£50 (Members £45) / 0131 652 8150

Sat 9 May

£50 (Members £45) / 0131 652 8150

Lunch With A Legend: Harry Redknapp and Malky Mackay

Join football managers Harry Redknapp and Malky Mackay for lunch and chat about their careers.

Gibson Hall, London EC2N

Wed 15 Apr

£238.79–£2939.99 / 020 7334 3983

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

Glasgow Green

Wed 21 Oct

Free on Wed; £2.50 Thu & Sun; £5 Fri; £6 Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Thu 22 Oct

Free on Wed; £2.50 Thu & Sun; £5 Fri; £6 Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Fri 23 Oct

Free on Wed; £2.50 Thu & Sun; £5 Fri; £6 Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Thu 8 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Fri 9 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

…and 2 more dates until 11 Oct

450th Anniversary Cholmeleian Society Lunch

Highgate School welcomes you to a Cholmeleian Society Lunch at Merchant Taylors' Hall, one of the City of London's most prestigious venues. Hosted by Chairman of the Governors John Mills CBE (SH 1963) and Head Master Adam Pettitt, the lunch will take place directly after the 450th Anniversary Commemorative Service at St…

Merchants Taylors Hall, London EC2R

Fri 1 May

Sold out / 020 7450 4440

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