Eat & Drink Festival: free opening weekend tickets

Eat & Drink Festival launches at Olympia London on Friday 24 March. Fred Sirieix from Channel 4’s First Dates will do the honours, opening this exciting new food and drink event. He’ll join a cast of stars including Sophie Michell from The Gorgeous Kitchen and TV’s favourite wine expert Olly Smith.

Running from 24 March to 9 April, this self-proclaimed foodie nirvana will also celebrate mums all over the world. Masterchef 2016 winner and majestic mother Jane Devonshire makes an appearance at The Foodie Lab demonstration theatre on Sunday 26 March. There's also a range of tasty treats and endless glasses of bubbly to keep visitors entertained for the day as they explore what the different stalls have to offer.

There will be a chance to sample some of the country’s favourite street food at The Great Eat, shop for unique goods in the Artisan Producers Market, taste top tipples at the Drinks Station and learn from some of the best at the Cook’s Academy.

We’ve teamed up with Eat & Drink Festival to offer readers 2,000 free tickets for Friday’s opening day as well as the weekend.

To book, visit or call 0844 858 9071 and enter code ESOPEN before 26 March.

Terms & Conditions: 2,000 free tickets only. Offer closes at 23:59 on 26 March 2017 or when all 2,000 tickets have been claimed. Children aged 15 and under go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Offer valid on Friday 24 March or any weekend date. Two complimentary tickets per person. All tickets will be scanned upon entry. Usual promotion rules apply, see rules. For further information, please write to Customer Care, Evening Standard Limited, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. Promoter: Media Ten