22nd June 2016
Streets Ahead sponsoring a great day out at Croydon Food Festival
Thousands of foodies will descend on south Croydon this Sunday (26th June) to enjoy music, entertainment and fabulous cuisine at the Croydon Food Festival sponsored by Streets Ahead Estate Agents.
South End – Croydon’s famous Restaurant Quarter – will close to make way for alfresco dining and over 70 stalls serving top class dishes from leading local restaurants and street food chefs, from midday to 7pm.
Three stages will host live music, from folk and rock to jazz and DJs. And there will be street entertainers and fun and games for the whole family with stilt walkers and face painting for children.
Last year’s festival drew 10,000 visitors and organisers believe this year’s event, with lead sponsor Menta Redrow, is set to be even bigger and better.
“The festival is now the biggest food event in Croydon, attracting businesses and foodies to the Restaurant Quarter from right across the borough and beyond,” said Linda Arthur, chairman of South Croydon Business Association and owner of Bar Txt.
“We hope everyone comes along to enjoy what will be a fabulous day, showcasing the wonderful and diverse range of businesses which regularly bring visitors to Croydon Restaurant Quarter from miles around.”
Every type of cuisine will be on offer from every corner of the world, from the classic French cuisine of Malcolm John’s Brasserie Vacherin to the authentic Vietnamese Banh Mi’s courtesy of Nick Moss’s Vietvan.
On the music front, John Butler’s wonderful Penny Fathers will be back, along with Susie B, Tenyson, Pop Choir, Da Groove Station, Musicians4You and Bekah King.
The main stage outside Boswell Cottage will feature dance groups, choirs and singers from Croydon and beyond. Croydon’s premier live music venue Scream Lounge will run its own live stage outside Croydon Metropolitan College, showcasing hotly-tipped music acts throughout the day.
The third stage, hosted by Beats and Eats Bar, will be located outside The Tree House pub boasting an impressive array of DJs.
In addition to Streets Ahead, other festival supporters include Menta Redrow, the Croydon Partnership, Croydon Council, Bagattis, Bryden Johnson and Quantum.