Popping down to Battersea may have rhyme and reason for many people once they find out that Street Feast has set up their sister, ‘Riverside Feast’ right by Battersea Power Station, looking out over the river…
(Yum.. Yes, we’re talking delicious hot wings from Randy’s Wing Bar)
Yes, there’s most certainly a reason to head to Battersea (other than to buy a cat, that is).
With Battersea power station hosting the Power of Summer, Riverside Feast is not the only guest, Everyman Cinema have set up camp and are showing some top notch films such as Thelma and Louise, Toy Story, Rocky and of course, Dirty Dancing for a mere £16.50 which is greatly cheaper than any other pop up cinema about town, plus you’ve got great grub and surroundings to rival most.
(Check out this view and you get food and cinema too!)
The set up is very much akin to that of Street Feast, which I visited last month, albeit it has some stunning views to make up for the slightly awkward location, trust me, it’s worth it. The food vendors are the usual quirky lot and a lemon hand wipe is always advisable at these events, as is a glass of water in between the lethal festival size cocktails; but as these events throw all the rules out the window, you needn’t bother about either.
(Don’t forget the festival sized cocktails including the classic Mojito and also a deliciously refreshing grapefruit cocktail…)
With tables, benches and platform areas made from scaffolding and dolled up with bright plastics and freshly painted wooden furniture, there’s something ever so endearing and undeniably cool; this is a place to be and be seen.
Massive fans of the hot wings, thanks Randy (Yeah, sure you can call them all Randy!)
Foodies unite, everyone enjoys a little bit of a festival spirit in the heart of London, but being that it’s a bit too south for the heart, maybe it’s the stomach of London… which is a pretty accurate representation of what’s going on in mine… A whole lot of food and a whole lot of booze, bring on the Summer!
(Corr.. Check out the ‘Le Bun‘s on that… )
(Hot Diggidy DogTown! Check out that sausage, more toppings please!)
Riverside feast is open, alongside Everyman, Thursday – Sunday every week until August 31st. Thursday and Fridays, 5pm – 11.30pm, free entry before 6pm and £5 thereafter. Saturday, noon – 11.30pm and Sunday noon – 10pm with £5 entry from noon, £4 entry tickets available if you order online.
“Earth! Wind! Fire! Water!’
Yes, we (Rachel, Viv and I) said that whilst taking this pic… Theoretically we needed a fourth member, but decided we could share the whole wind/air situation between us.
Have a great Summer guys!!
Words and photos: Cat Foley