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Food fest organisers hail 'huge success' and make plans for future

PUBLISHED: 09:12 20 September 2016

The mayor of Bromley with the manager of The Cow and Pig

The mayor of Bromley with the manager of The Cow and Pig

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The town hosted its inaugural food festival over the weekend

The organisers of Bromley Food Festival have deemed the event a huge success and pledged to ensure it returns to the town’s streets next year.

Some 23 restaurants across the town centre took part in the three-day culinary celebration, offering taster dishes to residents for under £5 between Friday and Sunday.

Thomas Zane-Black, events marketing coordinator for Bromley Business Improvement District, said: “It was a big success.

“At Henry’s Bar on Saturday people were knocking on the door saying ‘we want to get in’, and The Partridge was very busy.

“There were cooking demonstrations from a number of restaurants and local celebrity Pete Denhart did a presentation on Love Food, Hate Waste.

“We had some face painting and balloons for the kids, and an artwork in honour of HG Wells called Food of the Gods.

“We also had an old-fashioned 70s ambulance selling mocktails.

“On Saturday, we were lucky enough to have the mayor visit some of the restaurants and talk about the food festival.”

Although the weekend weather left a lot to be desired, conditions remained dry for the duration of the festivities - and the event’s organisers say they plan to run many more in the future.

“In our experience, looking towards Streatham and other places where they have food festivals, it is something that you need to have year upon year and they get bigger and bigger,” Mr Zane-Black continued.

“The only thing we may do is to bring it forward into the warmer weather.”

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