Taste 2018-01-29T18:59:06+00:00

10622739_1543382602550193_8216027502803922548_n One of the delights of festivals is the food.  Delicious flavours and no need to wash up!  Taste is such an emotive sense; it shapes cultures and daily routines.  Taste is deeply rooted in our psyche and survival instinct, it is an inspiration for passion and something that should be celebrated consciously.  How many of us are driven and controlled by our need for certain tastes?  We encourage you to explore the flavours of the festival

Be sure to check out The Bistro Gardens, it is a space within the festival that is a chill out zone, it has its own burger bar and its own unique eatery, its the place to be undercover if it gets drizzly or to tune into your taste buds under a canopy in the hot sun.
Open from Noon till afternoon, it changes its menu from the lunch specials of tasy thai Noodle boxes, home made soups, wraps and salads, to grilled roasted and pan fried delights served on boards, thali dishes and porcelain plates.  It serves freshly ground coffee lunch and evening times, it does have a reputation for serving delicious hot chocolate so be mindful to look for it, its worth taking time out to relax and find a seat to savour the moment.  The bistro serves a wide selection of desserts, and has a dairy free low gluten choc Christmas cake as a special.
This year it has a soap box added so you may be treated to a spoken word, someone’s opinion or a delightful piece of song .. who knows but that’s the exciting part ! and if you are interested, it may be you who feels the urge to entertain.. so get writing, planning and lets do it !


As well as the onsite food facilities we have a number of outside catering outlets this year.

Smoking Bell Pizza; delicious stone baked pizzas freshly cooked while you wait.  See more info here https://www.facebook.com/Thesmokingbell/

The Magical Tea Machine; an installation and a cafe serving some fantastic cakes and goodies, worth a visit to see the stall and enjoy the tastes, last year they sold out!  See more info here https://www.facebook.com/magicalteamachine/

Handheld Food Co. Serving delicious food, steaks and burgers, a foodie delight. More info here https://www.facebook.com/handheldfoodco/

The Veganic Kitchen Serving mouth tingling vegan and organic food that even has confirmed meat eaters giving stuff a try.  More info here https://www.facebook.com/The-Veganic-Kitchen-767201269968299/

The Smokehouse Bar B Q.  For the serious meat eater this slow smoked cuts of meat is tender and delicious.

Reuben’s Coffee It’s all about the coffee. A trained barista that loves coffee and brings his expressos machine to provide perfect cappuccinos, mochas and the usual coffee fan selections. More info here https://www.facebook.com/Reubens-235036583198331/?fref=ts

Poffertjes Little Dutch Pancakes Traditional Dutch street food with a twist – freshly cooked poffertjes (little pancakes) served with savoury or sweet toppings, complemented by organic hot and cold drinks and served from a retro-inspired trailer.

Here is an interesting ted talk on Taste.


or here are  12 Facts about Taste