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The Heart Food Festival – Walton on Thames

The Heart Food Festival- 9-10th June 2018


The Heart Food Festival, a must-visit for any dedicated foodie!

The sixth annual Food Festival returns to The Heart Shopping Centre in Walton-on-Thames over the weekend of 9th-10th June 2018.

The free 2 day festival will line Nettlefold Walk with over 40 specialist stalls offering a variety of local, regional and international produce and freshly prepared dishes.

Delivering gastronomic delights to The Heart Food Festival, some of the UK’s most respected Chefs and Nutritionists will be showcasing their talents in the Demo kitchen. We’re delighted to confirm that Saturday’s guest in the kitchen will be perfect for the beer lovers. Richard Fox, renowned for cooking with beer and creating gourmet beer and food matches, will be creating some tempting dishes throughout the day.

Sunday will see a whole host of award winning chefs, including Rob Kennedy, who’ll be serving up some of his “Great British Menu” in the demo kitchen. Nutritional Therapist, May Simpkin  is anti fad and anti the D-word—“diet”, she brings a fresh,  simple, no-nonsense approach  to healthy eating and will also be demonstrating some healthy snacks at on Sunday.

Multi-award winning, International Artisan Chocolatier,  Fiona Sciolti will be joining us on Sunday 10th  June, she will be creating seasonal delights through foraging, resulting in a vibrant, changing of flavours in the mouth!

Get down to the demo kitchens between 10.00am and 5.00pm on the Saturday and 11.00am and 5.00pm on the Sunday.

Along with cooking demos in the kitchen, they’ll be an array of traders serving up  their signature dishes and drinks. Including the Silent Pool Gin, Churros Garcia, Giggly Pig Co, McCarthy’s Bakery and many more!

You can read what some of the stallholders have to say about their forthcoming visit to Walton on Thames!

Creative Nature

Creative Nature, recently crowned Small Business of the Year at the FSB National Awards in London, will be sampling their scrumptious, allergy-friendly, vegan snack bars at The Heart Food Festival.

You may have seen them on BBC Dragon’s Den, Sky News or Britain’s Next Top Model and now’s your chance to meet the team, sample the award-winning products and take a few snaps for Instagram!

With tasty snacks, allergy-free baking mixes and nutrient-rich superfoods, there’s something for everyone, plus some super special deals on the stall just for you.

“We live in Walton and work in Molesey, so meeting the local community and explaining why our products are the best in the market is incredibly humbling. I’ve grown up eating food from these markets, now I get to be behind the stall and chat to everyone!”


Szicsek Palinka

We are a small Family run business based in Guildford.

My Family own the distillery in Hungary which has been making Palinka for over 30 years.

Our Palinka product is handcrafted from using 100% fruit which is still made using the old traditional methods. Szicsek Palinka Ltd is a family run business which has been making this Award Winning Palinka for over 30 years. Our drink is solely made from 100% fruit, only distilled  water has been added to the process with no sugars or aromas have been incorporated. We have handcrafted 4 different categories : Premium Palinkas,  50% Classic Palinkas, Palinkas with Honey and 3 Years Old Oak Barrel Palinkas.

The products that we will be selling on the day are as follows:

Palinka Shots, Palinka Bomb, Palinka Cocktails,

Plus many more long drinks plus 3 x types of Hungarian wine.


The Gourmet Rumelier

We have 2 products on sale at Walton – Caymanas Rum Cakes and Caymanas Ice Cream Cocktails.

Caymanas Ice Cream Cocktails:

It’s a Cocktail – not with Ice, but with Ice Cream.  Something unique and different!

Tasty crumbed biscuit base, 3 scoops of choice ice cream, a shot of the good stuff topped with cream & fruit with a fancy umbrella and away you go!

14 different cocktails along with a selection of non-alcoholic mocktails.  There is also an assortment of syrup toppings for kids as well.

We also have Dairy Free – (Lactose Free, Gluten Free) – Ice Cream available.  Suitable for Vegans.

Caymanas Rum Cake:

Mellow and moist – A Taste of the Caribbean.

2 flavours and 2 sizes.

We use a special rum combination – mixed and blended ourselves to get the best flavour and aroma from the product. You can taste the Rum!

The Gourmet Rumelier.


Field and Flower

After meeting at Agricultural College in 2010, James Flower and James Mansfield founded field&flower.

The goal was to support British farms, like James Flower’s fifth generation beef farm, and get proper food on more people’s plates. Seven years on we deliver thousands of grass-fed, free-range meat boxes to households all over the UK.

Each cut we deliver is completely traceable from field to fridge, as our meat is sourced directly from trusted farmers who use the same traditional methods that we do



Indian Vegetarian Street Food with Vegan and Gluten-free options”. Our food is popular as we provide authentic flavours with a fusion twist. Furthermore, we have catered for various people with different allergies.

We will be providing our famous Masala Chips and  Halloumi Masala Chips, Cheesy Masala Chips, Samasos, Samosa Chaat and spicy wraps at The Heart Festival this year.

We are extremely excited as it’s after a while that we are returning to Elmbridge council. We are back for those who ate at our stall in the Painshill Park a few years ago and those who haven’t tried our food – ‘you should’ (tasters will be available)


Olivier’s Bakery

“The Spirit of Baking Philosophy” will be offering a wide range of Hand Made carefully shaped Artisan Sourdough’s, Speciality Breads from Olivier’s Signature 100% Spelt Bread to Black Olive, Caramelised Walnut Bread; Caramelised with Soft Brown sugar and Honey to name but a few.

Along with specially hand made and hand rolled viennoiserie, Croissant aux Amandes Croissant au beurre, pain au chocolat and pain au raisin using the Finest Pure Butter from Britanny (Olivier’s Home Country).

Our seasonal Roasted Tomato and Red Onion Focaccia and Blue Cheese Focaccia will be available to enjoy as a light snack. Finally something to indulge on Olivier’s Dark Chocolate Naughty Brownies and Olivier’s Unique Twice Baked Banana Cake topped with Caramelised Almonds.


Purbeck Ice Cream

Award winning Purbeck Ice Cream is made on our farm overlooking Corfe Castle, using fresh Purbeck milk, thick Dorset double cream, British sugar and an abundance of natural ingredients.

We don’t use artificial additives or GMOs, no added colours nor flavours, no nuts, everything’s gluten free and we are suitable for vegetarians as well as being Halal compliant, making this an indulgence that just about everyone can enjoy!

Our Events team scoops our fabulous flavours at more than a hundred of the best summer venues and events each year


Ray’s Street Food

Raysindian has been known for its ever popular currys and street food which has won them numerous awards and popularity amongst the people of Surrey. Curry of the year winners and runners up in the Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards for restaurant of the year.

Their food demonstrations on stage at various Food festivals and numerous TV show appearances over last three years has put Raysindian on the Map.

Rays Street Food follows the trend of the modern street food concept.Concentrating on the delights of India and the sub continent it presents new and exciting dishes and snacks right at your door step.

At the Walton on Thames food festival this weekend they will be showcasing their infamous delicious tandoori wraps. Make sure you go visit them this weekend.


Mark Middleton, Centre Manager at The Heart says, “This is the sixth year that we will be holding our popular Food Festival over 2 days meaning there is double the chance to try some delicious food and drink. It’s a fantastic event for all the family and I’m looking forward to seeing our loyal customers, and hopefully also some new ones.”

During the two day event, on-site promotional staff will be running a social media competition giving you the chance to bag yourself some great freebies – Keep an eye out for the giant Instagram frames for your chance to enter!

For further details on this mouthwatering event head to or, join The Heart Shopping Centre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Heartshopping!

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