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Meatopia Festival 2023, London

31 August 2023 - 3 September 2023

£26.50 – £76.32

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Meat lovers should head to London’s Tobacco Dock from 31 August to 3 September for Meatopia, the celebration of sustainable, quality meat.

Founded by Josh Ozersky in the States, Meatopia was brought to the UK by Richard H Turner. Now turned seven, the festival uses ethically-sourced meat, cooked over ethically-sourced wood and charcoal by top chefs. If you wish to read its manifesto, you will find it here.

Meatopia will feature some of the best live-fire chefs from around the world

In addition to serving the most flavoursome meat, the festival will feature workshops and live cooking demonstrations, as well as an eclectic bunch of live performers and DJs. There will also be several bars to quench your first after all that barbecuing.

2023 Chef LineUp

Organisers promise that 60 of the world’s best live-fire chefs will cook dishes over the festival. They will use sustainable wood and charcoal, as well as responsibly-sourced, quality ingredients. You can find an A-Z of chefs here.

As for entertainment, expect live musicians, and roaming brass bands, or DJs and soulful singers.

Where is Meatopia 2023

Meatpia is held at Tobacco Dock in London, junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street, E1. The nearest stations are Shadwell on the Docklands Light Rail and the Overground, and Wapping on the Overground – both a mere five-minute walk away. Click here for map. There is parking at the site. Although there are lifts to both levels, those with accessibility concerns should contact [email protected].

Live cooking demonstrations will be held throughout the three days
When is Meatopia 2023?

From 31 August to 3 September, 2023.

Tickets for Meatopia

Details of ticket prices can be found here.

Into your food, why not head to Wales for the Abergavenny Food Festival this September?

More information on Meatopia 2023

For more information, click here.


31 August 2023
3 September 2023
£26.50 – £76.32


Tobacco Dock
Junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street,
London,E1United Kingdom
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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