Wooden stand showing the British Street Food awards logo


Gunwharf Quays is partnering with The British Street Food Awards to once again host the competition's Southern heats. The event will span the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend, with traders from across the region serving up tasty treats from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 June (12pm - 8pm Thursday - Saturday and 12pm - 5pm on Sunday).

The unmissable event will bring together the region’s best street food vendors on The Plaza at Gunwharf Quays. Over 13 traders will sell their unique food to guests over the long weekend, battling to win the public vote, ahead of the winner being announced at the end of the four days.

The winner at the end of the heat will then compete at the UK finals, with a view to representing the UK at the grand finale of the European Street Food Awards in Munich.

Finalists of the Southern heat include the extraordinary Brazilian barbecue of Carne no Carvao, and the rainbow arepa pioneers, La Pepia!

New vendors for this year include the Filipino fusion of Humble Kusina and the vegan pizza from Stones Throw Kitchen, as well as local entrants Earth To Oven, hailing from East Hampshire.

After casting their votes via a ballot box at Gunwharf Quays, guests can enjoy shopping at over 90 stores, or visit the 14-screen multiplex cinema, bowling alley, art gallery or miniport. What's more, guests will be invited to enjoy a cocktail or local beer from the seagull bar, provided by Southsea’s own Coastguard Studio.

The British Street Food Awards were formed in 2009, as a way for up-and-coming street food traders to showcase their mouth-watering skills while celebrating the street food movement. They’re part of the largest food competition in the world, now including 16 European countries and the USA and have played a big part in making street food accessible to everyone.

This year’s head judge will be Jonathan Marsden-Jones, former Head Chef of the Michelin-starred ‘The Black Rat’ in Hampshire.

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British Street Food Awards - Southern Heats


Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TZ
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