Tickets on sale now!

After weeks of planning and preparation, we are finally ready to serve up one seriously delectable foodie celebration!

Tickets are now on sale and we have everything your tastebuds could possibly desire, so head over to the 2016 Programme and feast your eyes on this year’s line up.

Make sure you snap your tickets up quick; last year’s most popular events sold out in just a few hours!

City Centre

Food Connections 2015. Photo by Adam Gasson /

The Bank Holiday weekend is when it’s all happening in the City Centre programme. We couldn’t think of a better way to open the festival than with The BBC Food and Farming Awards, recognising farming and chef talent from across the UK; both grassroots and bigger names doing exemplary work.

Food on telly always looks so yummy doesn’t it? But have you ever wondered what really happens behind the hobs? Now’s your chance to discover the truth with How to Put Food on the TV, our panel discussion. Join TV cookery professionals Andy Clarke, Pete Lawrence, Xanthe Clay, Genevieve Taylor and Rob Wicks who will take you through how they get the perfect meal on screen.

And enjoy 3 courses Chez Cradock in Show Of Strength’s 5-star dinner show, Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook the Great American Songbook. An evening of namedropping, bickering, very dodgy Français, glorious songs, great food, and bigamy – oops sorry bags of laughter. Featuring jazz singer Kate McNab as fanny, and John Telfer (Johnnie) who currently stars as the Vicar of Ambridge in The Archers.

Please visit our City Centre Programme listings for more information.


Fringe Festival


Our Fringe Festival programme includes over 90 events all across the city across the nine days, with everything from workshops to tastings to banquets.

On the 2nd May, we’ll have an interactive lecture from Understory’s James Wheale on How Music Affects Flavour, using EEG brain scanners, anti-anxiety tea and the world’s rarest chocolate, followed by a live performance of their forthcoming musical chocolate bar ‘Glittermouth’.

On the 3rd May, enjoy Kitchen Social’s Speed Dating Cookery Class. 10 guys, 10 girls, 10 cooking stations, 1 recipe. Meet, cook, eat, drink and enjoy a night of speed dating like no other.

And on the 4th May, come and join us for A Taste of Sri Lanka at Bristol’s hippest new venue; Backwell House. Chef Jon Lewin will be wowing diners with dishes from his latest book “The Travel Cook Book”. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised as Jon takes you on a journey around the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

And there’s plenty more where that came from. Head to our Fringe Festival line-up for more information!


Food Trail

Get your card to access exclusive offers, promotions and discounts at over 90 participating venues on our Food Trail during the Food Connections festival. These include 15% off at Ruby & White, 5% off at Better Food Company, a locally foraged wild garlic foccacia from Baked in Totterdown, and a complimentary Psychopomp Gin & Tonic with every lunchtime main meal at The Ox Bristol.

Plus, especially for card holders on Friday 29th April and Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th May, Bear Grillz at The Green Man pub are creating and serving up two Foraged Flavours of Avon burgers – one fish and one veggie.

The Bristol Food Card can purchased for £5 here.


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