The London reporter gets a taste of the coolest festival food out there!
We recently came back from a very HOT and scrumptious Camp Bestival in Dorset. Set in the grounds of the rather quaint looking Lulworth Castle, this is a family festival run by DJ Rob Da Bank with music and street food at its core.
We were there for three days and in that time there was plenty of time to take in The Feast Collective - a collective of innovative eateries under a big tent offering great street food to be enjoyed in the sunshine.
I spotted Noble Espresso from London, Le Rac Shack offering scrumptious melted raclette cheese dishes and DJ BBQ (which I'll come to) amongst 12 or so dedicated vendors.
Happy Maki provided large sushi wraps crammed with avocado as well as sweet potato chips and a hoisin sauce. Damn tasty and a great way to get a healthy kick at a festival!
We also caught up with food star DJ BBQ, who was hosting the Feast Collective. He made an appearance in the Hotpoint Festival Kitchen giving a BBQ demo surrounded by many other foodie experts! One to watch!
Apart from this, there was a cute little farmers market with fresh fruit and local cakes and lots of other food places were dotted around the whole festival site including paella, Indian wraps and pancakes smothered in Nutella. And who can beat a cold festival draught lager on a scorching hot day? Not us!
And for those who love music, we saw Underworld, Bob Geldof, Alison Moyet and 808 State, to name but a few top acts.
Overall, the attention to detail is something else. The area is fabulous with lots of things to see and do for all the family, it's in a very chilled place with no real crowds to be anxious about. We had a wonderful time and as the festival came to an end there was an amazing firework display set to music over the castle, the perfect end to a memorable few days.
Early bird tickets for 2016 are now on sale. See you next year!
Disclaimer: We were guests of Camp Bestival, all thoughts are our own.