About

About

Edinburgh Food Festival will return from 22 - 31 in July 2022 in our traditional George Square Garden home. Since its launch in 2014, the festival has gone from strength to strength, hosting top industry figures such as Carina Contini, Shirley Spear, Tom Lewis, Guy Grieve and Neil Forbes. 

Supported through Scotland's Events Recovery Fund delivered by EventScotland, the 2021 Edinburgh Food Festival marked the start of the Assembly Festival's festival season, with some of Scotland's best food and drink vendors calling the Gardens home for the ten-day event. 

What was on in 2021

For visitors who enjoyed a little heat, the self-proclaimed purveyors of fire, spice, and butter, The Fat Flamingo, served up their loaded nachos - including Venison Chili Con Carne Nachos and Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli; Free the Chilli, put the Scot into Scotch Bonnet, with flavours from across the globe to enjoy; and Moskito Spanish Bites brought their twisted Spanish tapas to the Gardens, with their signature Patatas Bravas and Spaniard Fries. 

Catering veterans, Prime Street Food, served fresh, locally sourced ingredients in restaurant-quality dishes; Edinburgh's Mana Poké created edible art with their healthy, protein-packed Hawaiian Poké Bowls; while Paddle and Peel offered a menu of pretentious and pedestrian styles of pizza, all served from their wood-fired oven. 

The Food Festival also welcomed back festival favourites, including multi-award-winning-hand-crafted-pies from Jarvis Pickle; North Berwick's Alanda's brought their award-winning gelato, unique fish 'n' chip and exciting seafood selection to Edinburgh; and Chick + Pea celebrated flavours of the Mediterranean and the Middle East from their iconic bright blue Citroën H Van. 

Visitors tucked into dishes from these menus and more, plus fizz from Poco Prosecco, beer from Edinburgh's own Bellfield Brewery, and sangria from Moskito's Bacchus Mobile Bar to help wash it all down.

We also welcomed a curated selection of market stalls so that visitors could take their favourite tastes of Scotland to enjoy at home.

Local information

Scotland’s capital city is one of the most exciting places to be in the summer! We'll be back in July 2022 to celebrate the very best Scottish food and drink in George Square Gardens. 

Getting here

By rail, road or air, Edinburgh is very accessible. For more details that are appropriate to your travel needs please see: 

Edinburgh Airport 

ScotRail

or plan your drive here

 

When you're here  

Once you’ve arrived in Edinburgh, you will want to get exploring. Lothian Buses will get you all over town, or you may want to take the Tram. Edinburgh is also a terrific city to explore by foot, as long as you don't mind the occasional hill or staircase! 

 

ACCESS INFORMATION for ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – Buccleuch Place

Public Transport: Bus 300 to Leith, Bus 41 towards Marchmont, Bus 2 towards Haymarket. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information, please visit Lothian Buses

Accessible Box Office: The main Box Office is at the corner of George Square and although we do not have a low-level window at our Box Office, our Box Office attendants will be more than happy to assist you in purchasing tickets at our Box Office.

Step free access

George Square Gardens itself is our much loved outdoor venue which is built upon an artificial grass site which although level, may vary in height across the site. The surrounding area of George Square varies between cobbled streets and flat pavements.