The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

Know your camembert from your comté? Your seitan from your soy? If you serve your steak on a Himalayan salt block or enjoy covering your chargrilled cauliflower with chermoula then these are the foodie picks for you.

For a taste of sunshine, join Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger as they serve up a delicious Caribbean dinner complemented by some fine rhymes at Come Rhyme With Me (18th May, 19:00, The Writers' Place). With rice and peas on the menu, alongside a range of witty and astute performers, this cosy evening is sure to tingle your taste buds and warm your spirit.

Italians are known for their love of good food and since Alex Martini has named his debut show Alex Martini Is Mad About Food (18th-19th May, 1st-2nd June, 17:40, Sweet @ The Welly) it proves he is no exception. With humour as dry as a gin martini, this early evening comedy is the perfect aperitif for anyone passionate about pasta.

After a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, George Egg: DIY Chef (24th May, 26th May, 20:00, The Warren: The Hat) shows that cooking doesn’t get tougher than this. An audacious combination of stand-up and comedy lecture, George cooks live on stage, using power tools. Don’t try these techniques at home, but do try the food, as everything cooked is eaten at the end by the audience.

If you’ve Instagrammed one too many avocado toasts or açaí bowls, then Clean Mean Eating Machine (17th May, 20:00, 18th-19th May, 16:30, 20th May, 13:15, The Warren: The Blockhouse) will hit home. This debut full length theatre show blends physical comedy, clowning and a whole lot of kale into a smoothie of satire. Join the Clean Eaters Anonymous to discover whether the #cleaneating lifestyle is really as simple as the bloggers make it out to be.

Recently crowned the hipster capital of the world, Brighton is proud of the many independent businesses championing locally sourced products in the Lanes and beyond. If you want to discover the unsung heroes of the Brighton food scene, then join Brighton Food Tours: The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour (4th May, 11th-12th May, 18th May, 11:00-14:00). Whether you’re a lifelong Brightonian, or just down for the weekend, you’re bound to discover something exciting to eat.

Marlene and Boycie have invited you to a Gala Dinner. Surely it would be rude to not accept? Only Fools And 3 Courses (11th May, 19:00, 27th May, 13:00, 19:00, The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel) is a comedy caper, served up alongside a slap up meal. Inspired by the stalwart British sitcom, you’ll get to see all your favourites, including Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert.

Finally, all real foodies will surely be irresistibly drawn towards Foodies Festival Brighton (5th-7th May, 11:00, Hove Lawns). At the largest food and drink festival in the UK, you’ll get to meet Michelin star chefs, Masterchef winners and GBBO winners and discover their top tips for inventive and delectable delights. With masterclasses, award-winning producers, a street food village and more on the programme, your tummy will be entertained the whole day long.

Related Listings

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

A comedy show with real food, cooked live, using power tools. And the audience get to eat it at the end. Total sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017. A health scare sees George banished from the family kitchen, but relocated to the shed, imagination and resourcefulness leads him to build an improvised kitchen there instead... 

Brighton Food Tours: The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour

Brighton Food Tours: The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour

The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour is a celebration of independent Brighton - packed with the eclectic sights and tastes from the unique makers to the unsung heroes of Brighton's indie food and drink scene... 

Clean Mean Eating Machine

Clean Mean Eating Machine

Join avocado advocates Clean Eaters Anonymous as they seek support for their dangerous obsession with keeping it clean and green. This debut full length show from Worst Absurd blends high energy physical comedy, clowning and a whole lot of kale in a satirical exploration of our clean eating fixation... 

Only Fools and 3 Courses

Only Fools and 3 Courses

The ‘Only Fools and 3 Courses Dining’ invitation! Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action, as Marlene and Boycie invite you to a Gala Dinner... 

Alex Martini is Mad About Food

Alex Martini is Mad About Food

Are you passionate about food, yet in love with Britain at the same time? This show is for you! The craziest Italian, Alex Martini, brings you his debut solo show 'Mad About Food'. Alex knows a lot about food, and like most Italians, he's not afraid to shout it out loud... 

Come Rhyme With Me

Come Rhyme With Me

Enjoy a night of rhyming, rice and peas with Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger alongside a menu of performers chosen for their wit, wisdom and ability to move you. Warmly welcoming audiences from all walks of life to a feast of the finest poets, lyricists and musicians, plus a delicious Caribbean dinner... 

Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival Brighton

‘Foodies Festival’, the largest food and drink festival in the UK, is returning to the Hove Lawns this summer. Meet Michelin star chefs, MasterChef winners and GBBO winners in our multiple theatres...