Saturday 8th August 11am-8pm
Sunday 9th August 11am-6pm
Two days of fishy fun, delicious food and drink stalls from local artisan producers. With demonstration kitchens to feed your culinary curiosity, plus our live music stage to keep the party going, we’ve some great bands bringing you soul, jazz, blues, ska and a load of classic sunshine tracks.
The New Forest is blessed with some of finest artisan producers and eateries in the country and the Lymington Seafood Festival is excited to be bringing you some of the best. With around 90 food and drink stalls, all offering something a little different you can ‘graze’ your way around, sampling lots of little fishy delights.
Meat eaters, vegetarians and those with a sweet tooth need not panic either as we’ll be making sure everyone is catered for!
The region’s leading chefs will be showing their skills in our demo kitchen led by Chewton Glen’s Luke Matthews. OR why not enter our Oyster eating competition!! The challenge is simple – eat half a dozen oysters and half a pint beer down in the fastest time to win!
All set with stunning view across the Solent. What better way to spend the weekend?
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Keeping you entertained throughout the festival are a host of great bands and artists, playing music across a range of genres. Check out who’ll be on the stage!
Cooking Up a Storm….
We are really excited about welcoming some of the region’s best chefs who will be in the Fisher & Paykel demonstration kitchen sponsored by The Kitchen Cookery School at Chewton Glen
As well as being a producer Jennifer is a renound course tutor sharing her knowledge and expertise delivering cookery courses at the above establishments and throughout the UK and abroad. Be it indoors or out on wild food foraging tours in and around the UK
Ian uses food festival demonstrations to showcase our amazing foodstuffs with his own style, developed over many years and experiences throughout his career, a highlight being selected to cook for HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Gloucester Cathedral for the Maundy Thursday service.
Within his South West cooking adventure, Ian achieved many AA Rosettes and held the only Michelin Bib Gourmand award In Dorset between 2013/14
After recovering from life-threatening illness Ian has enjoyed consulting throughout Bournemouth and the New Forest he is now Head Chef at the stunning Mill at Gordleton. A new long term project with an awesome future. Ian and his team will utilise produce from the Forest and surrounding area defining the Hotel’s food menus, developing and training the team to build its reputation with an ever-evolving Restaurant. As seasons and produce change (sometimes very quickly) so will our food offerings. Expect Fish from Lymington and Christchurch and the South West as well as Meat from the Forest and produce from the Isle of White. So come and say Hi and chat all things food!
He has headed up many prestigious kitchen brigades achieving 2AA rosettes and being Michelin recommended for the last 10 years most recently at the time Rhinefield House Hotel, Lord March on the Goodwood Estate, Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, Highcliff Grill, Executive Chef at the Hilton Bournemouth and the Schpoons & Forx and currently heading up the team at Stanwell House.
Matt’s passion is for simple, modern British cuisine using the best produce sourced from produce from local farmers and fishermen. He can be seen demonstrating at local food festivals all over the south coast showcasing the amazing products that our county has to offer.