The residents of Wimbledon Village have some of London’s most talked-about restaurants on their doorstep.

From the fine dining on offer at Canizaro House to the simple, classic dishes on the menu at contemporary French restaurant-cum-boulangerie and patisserie Aubaine, it’s no wonder south-west London is becoming known for its range of culinary options.

In fact, a taste for food and drink from around the globe is now recognised as an integral part of the London lifestyle.

This vital ingredient of a Wimbledon Village resident’s lifestyle is now being taken to a new level by the emergence of food and drink festivals.

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Here, we pick out three food-themed events taking place this month within easy reach of Wimbledon.

Wimbledon Park Food Festival

Where? Wimbledon Park, Revelstoke Road SW19 7HU

When? Saturday 27 to Bank Holiday Monday 29 August

This three-day celebration of food and local produce will allow visitors to sample fresh, regional food and drink, take part in a programme of interactive food events that includes live cookery demonstrations, listen to live music and eat a picnic on straw bales, while children have the option of playing garden games, having their faces painted or listening to tales from a dedicated storyteller.

Festival highlights include:

  •     Culinary favourites such as crepes, woodfired pizzas, gourmet burgers and barbeques
  • Homemade chilli sauces, chutneys, jams, cakes, Turkish delight and fudge
  • Artisan cheeses, beers and cider
  • Fresh regional fruit, vegetables and exotic meats and fish
  • Retro ice cream sandwiches and gourmet natural fruit ices
  • Spanish and Italian tapas, Indian and Vietnamese street food, German bratwurst, Mexican burritos plus British meat pies and hand cut chips.

Tickets for the event cost from £7.02 including booking fee and are available here.

BBC Good Food Festival

Where? Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey KT8 9AU

When? Saturday 27 to Bank Holiday Monday 29 August

Taking place for the second successive year in the grounds of the palace that was built for Henry VIII, foodies can pick up expert tips from the summer kitchen where celebrity chefs such as Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood and Michel Roux Jr will be found.

A great family day out, children can drop in for juggling classes at the circus skills school, have their faces painted, enjoy messy play and old school games including the sack race and egg & spoon races.

Tickets to the BBC Good Food Festival, which cost from £18 for adults and are available here, include entry to the palace.

Rococo & Roald Dahl’s BFG

Where? Rococo Chocolate, Motcomb Street, Belgravia SW1X 8JU

When? Every Wednesday and Friday until 26 August

This exclusive chocolate emporium is delving into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl to deliver a series of events based upon some of the Big Friendly Giant author’s most phizz-whizzing stories.

Young and not so young visitors to the Motcomb Street workshops will learn how to make George’s Marvellously Medicinal Chocolate, discover the secret behind the moreish Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Fudge Cake and make their own Mr Twit’s Edible Beard.

Each visitor will also take home a gorgeous chocolate treat. Suitable for age 6 and above.

Moving to Wimbledon Village is as much a lifestyle choice as a wise financial investment. For help identifying a property that matches your lifestyle, contact Robert Holmes & Co today.

About the author

Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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