Four Days of Streatham Foodie Heaven
The dust has settled on the 2018 Streatham Food Festival, brought to you by InStreatham, which saw more than 40 of SW2 and SW16’s fabulous food businesses offer taste bud tickling treats to thousands of residents and visitors to the area.
The ever-popular food tourist challenge saw hundreds of people pound the pavements, scoring the restaurants they visited out of ten and collecting stamps as they went. The deserved winner of the 2018 Food Tour was food festival favourite, Fish Tale, whose outdoor tables were bustling with eager customers enjoying a fresh oyster and a glass of wine, smoked fish pate or an antipasti skewer for just £5 each.
Mina Tighani of Fish Tale commented, “Every year we look forward to welcoming customers, old and new, to Fish Tale for the food festival. It's an exciting and busy time for us and we love creating a sense of community through our food. It's such an honour to have been voted as the winners by our neighbourhood.”
Runners up were Streatham Wine House and Talay Thai, both packed with diners throughout the event. It was great to see many new businesses getting involved in the food tour too, including Bunk Burgers, Italian Bistro, Waffle Genie, Batch & Co, Blackbird Bakery, Aali Baba Kitchen, La Fresca, Burger Bros, The Rabbit Hole, Brickwood, and Café & Creamery.
Claire Griffin, Head of Operations at the Roundhouse, Camden, won the Food Tourist Challenge. Claire and partner, James, have just moved, but have ensured they can easily get back to Streatham for their favourite restaurants and bars. Claire said, "We enjoyed our prize meal at Hood. We had a fab night as always, it was a lovely treat and a great end to our Streatham days (it will always be in our hearts!)"
The Toddler Tour saw 20 eateries taking the opportunity to showcase their family-friendly food - and a series of special events from food themed film screenings, to beer and food matching and a successful fundraising event for Streatham Drop In Centre.
So, remember the amazing food and drink on offer right here in Streatham. As the nights draw in, make the most of Streatham’s gastronomic delights on our doorstep – you could even start planning your route for next year’s food tour!
Streatham Food Festival
Photographs by Olesya Njemnobi