Part of the broader ‘Festival of Neighbourhood’ that began at the end of May at the Southbank Centre, Southbanquet promises to be a jovial, high-spirited affair. In the spirit of neighbourhood and community, diners will be seated outdoors at long street party-style tables overlooking the Thames. The task of feeding the 500 falls on self-styled ‘eco-chef‘ Thomas Hunt. The focus of the menu will be on ethically sourced ingredients, such as low carbon footprint piggies reared on vegetable surplus. Dishes might include platters of chorizo, pork chops, kebabs, tenderloin, belly, ribs, tail and more besides – plus, of course, good vegetarian options. Southbanquet associated food workshops will also run for the weekend.
Southbanquet takes place from 7pm-onwards on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1, with tickets costing £15 plus a £1.75 booking fee for non-Southbank Centre members. Click here for tickets