There's a new food festival launching this September we cannot wait to get our teeth around!
Chef Tommy Banks and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) are tturning the Home of Cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground, into The Home of Food with new festival that will run across the weekend of 9th and 10th September at the iconic location in St John’s Wood. It will be the first summer Lord’s, will open the Ground for a non-sport related event, in a bid to open up the venue to more people.
Yorkshire-based Chef Tommy Banks who runs restaurants The Black Swan at Oldstead, Roots in York (both Michelin-starred) as well as The Edrich* located at Lord’s Cricket Ground promises an unforgettable weekend of gastronomy featuring some of the UK’s best chefs and food trucks, as well as a unique opportunity to explore the historical ground in North-West London.
Visitors will be able to experience the culinary delights of Irish Chef Richard Corrigan who runs Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Chef and Author Selin Kiazim of Oklava fame, Gareth Ward of two Michelin-starred Ynyshir in Wales (and voted UK’s best restaurant at the 2022 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards) as well as Northcote’s Lisa Goodwin Allen and Opheem’s Aktar Islam.
The Home of Food will also see chefs Nokx Majozi and Liam Fauchard-Newman of Rosewood London’s Holborn Dining Room bring their celebrated pies to Lord’s for the weekend. There will be treats from local, New York style deli Panzer’s - who have served the St John’s Wood community since 1944, with many more names to be announced in due course.
The Home of Food will play host to family-friendly events including cricket taster sessions and cooking lessons for little ones, behind the scenes tours of the Ground from expert guides and more. In addition, some of Tommy’s chef friends will be making special one-off guest appearances to demo their favourite dishes. There will also be bookable experiences, tastings and banquets including a Sunday Lunch from Tommy’s soon-to-open Yorkshire pub The Abbey Inn within the impressive Grade II-listed Pavilion.
Tickets are available now from the Lord's website here.