Festival No. 6 has one of the most diverse food line-ups of any festival around. Nestled in the Welsh tourist village of Portmeirion, the festival boasts multiple fine dining options in actual, real restaurants.
Hotel Portmeirion and Castell Deudraeth both offer a full menu, in addition to the pre-bookable, nightly ‘Dinner at Cloughs‘ events with celebrity chefs.
At the other end of the market, Festival No. 6 also boasts a wide array of quality street food on offer from around the world. All vendors in the festival’s Global Street Food Village are housed in individual wooden chalets, aiming to create a true village feel.
There’s also a Welsh produce market on the festival’s Village Green, with locally sourced organic produce both cooked or to take home.
Anna Mae’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese
Winners at the 2016 London Food Awards, Anna Mae’s is bringing their famous mac ‘n’ cheese to Portmeirion for the weekend. It’ll be in the Castell Park area.
Described as “intensely moreish” by the Sunday Times, “amazing” by Time Out, and the “best mac n cheese this side of the Atlantic” in Elle Magazine.
The Cheese Truck
The iconic yellow cheese truck will be heading back to Portmeirion, having sold over 20 tonnes of cheese in their first two summers on the road. The truck has recently featured at both Glastonbury and 2000trees. They
With a selection of varied grilled cheese sandwiches and festival favourite Fondue Fries, the truck was described as “the festival circuit’s signature cheese supplier” by Esquire Magazine, and as potentially “the best street food truck ever” by the Metro.
Last year, The Cheese Truck was down by the water, but this year it’ll be up near the campsites on the Village Green.
Bacon connoisseurs Le Swine create entirely handcrafted bacon baps, in which every ingredient is homemade.
With a unique selection including a toasted milk & onion bap, bacon butter, swines tomato sauce, and mushroom ketchup, Le Swine will be the first place you need to visit after a heavy night.
Sold from a beautiful converted Austin Morris ambulance, straight out of the 1960s.
Le Swine will be in Festival No. 6’s Village Green area, nice and close to the campsites.
Crispy Duck Rotisserie
Fresh crispy duck wraps, in a 10-inch flour tortilla with spring onion, cucumber, and hoisin sauce. Freshly cut from a bespoke rotisserie right in the middle of the Crispy Duck Rotisserie stall.
Also available are duck fat chips, served with garlic salt and rosemary, and a gluten-free duck sharing platter.
This one will be located in Festival No. 6’s Castell Park area.
RaviOllie – ravioli by Ollie. Based in Bristol, these guys specialise in handmade ravioli.
Accompanied with a choice of infused olive oils and served with sides of garlic sourdough toast and mixed salad.
The fillings on offer can vary, but typically it’s a choice of beef, pork, bacon, or spinach based options.
They’ll be situated in the main Castell Park arena.
You’ll find Polental in the Village Green serving up deep-fried cheese and rosemary polenta balls.
Vegetarian, gluten-free, and lovingly made on site by food enthusiasts.
Served with a rich tomato, red lentil and herb ragu. Topped with an organic baked egg plus fresh parsley and basil. There’s also an optional homemade chilli sauce.
Paellaria is the place to go for your Paella fix. Local Red Tractor chicken and Brindisa picante chorizo are both on offer, alongside flat leaf parsley, lemon wedges and Guindilla peppers.
All paella are gluten and nut free, and the vegetarian option is also vegan.
You’ll find them in the main Castell Park arena.
Full Festival No. 6 food line-up for 2018
Here’s your complete run down of the food options at Festival No. 6 this September. It’s a lot to take in, so we’ve had to split them into categories and areas.
Village Green – Welsh Produce Market
- Camp Halloumi
- Caru Coffee
- Maggie’s Exotic Foods
- The Rustic Cooks
- Bad Brownie
- Barnaby Sykes Pie Maker
- Katie’s Cornish Hot Pots
- Kittie’s Cake Emporium
- Le Swine
- The Cheese Truck
- The Fruit Cup
- Village Deli
- Little Green Trailer
- Muffin Man & Co
- Hillside Cheese
- You’re My Lobster
- Crêpe Lucette
Castell Park (main arena)
- Anna Mae’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese
- Asian Grub Foundation
- Cheeky Burger
- Crispy Duck Rotisserie
- Crumble Shack
- Guerrilla Kitchen
- Le Bab
- Le Rac Shack
- Little Espresso Company
- Los Churros Amigos
- Lost In Thailand
- Passion & Smoke
- Seadog Foods
- The Garlic Farm Field Kitchen
- The Middle Feast
- Veggie Fayre Kushi Bonpo
Castell Deudraeth Brasserie boasts roaring fires and an AA rosette. The menu is based on the finest local fish and seafood including Menai Strait oysters.
Hotel Portmeirion overlooks the estuary, with stunning views from the main dining room. Its restaurant is open to all during the festival, operating a special menu for the duration of the event.
Dinner at Clough’s
This event takes place each night in the main dining room of Hotel Portmeirion. Each night of the festival features a different world-renowned chef.
Dinner at Clough’s should be pre-booked before the event. This year’s celebrity chefs are as follows:
- Friday: Aiden Byrne
- Saturday: Calum Franklin
- Sunday: Gareth Ward
Weekend and day tickets for Festival No. 6 are available from the official website.
Festival No. 6 recently confirmed that they’ll be taking an indefinite break after this year’s event. Find out more here.
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