The Hottest Ticket in Town – Meatopia 2018

Meatopia’s 2018 line-up features a raft of up-and-coming chefs quickly making a name for themselves, cooking shoulder-to-shoulder with Meatopia veterans and world-renowned, international guest chefs. This year’s curated menu and line-up features some of the most ground-breaking and exciting chefs from across the globe.

Critically acclaimed chefs making their Meatopia debut include Jeremy Chan of Ikoyi, Neil Campbell of ROVI, Sam Bryant of Coal Rooms, Freddy Bird of Bristol’s The Lido, Jackson Boxer & Andrew Clarke of St Leonards, Ben Davy from Ox Club, Rok Shoreditch’s Matt Young and Aaron Webster & Remi Williams of Smoke & Salt. Guiding these new faces through the thick, delicious smoke will be Meatopia veterans Yotam Ottolenghi, Nud Dudhia of Breddos Tacos, David Carter of Smokestak and Meatopia UK Founder Richard H Turner, all showcasing unique dishes never seen on their respective restaurant menus.


2018’s festival will also see a welcomed invasion of flavour from Lennox Hastie of critically acclaimed Firedoor in Sydney, Athanasios “Tommy” Kargatzidis of Baron in Beirut, Joris Bijdendijk from Amsterdam’s famous Rijks, Aleksey Burov of Smoke BBQ in St Petersburg, Holy Smoke’s Johan Fritzell from Sweden and a very special cross-country collaboration from Uri Navon from Machneyuda in Jerusalem and Dan Yosha from Balagan in Paris.

Now in its sixth year, Meatopia UK boasts a fully curated menu of exquisite, one-off dishes, all cooked over fire by some of the world’s most sought-after and critically acclaimed chefs. Continuing to pledge the values instilled by founder Josh Ozersky, and to deliver the message of quality, sustainability and taste to the people. 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever, with more delicious dishes, drink, fire and music than you can shake a fork at.

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Taking place at London’s Tobacco Dock from this Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September. Meatopia and award winning beer writer Melissa Cole have also announced the breweries taking part in this year’s Craftopia, including a raft of world renowned and exciting up-and-coming breweries bound to keep even the most knowledgeable hop-head happy. With the likes of Four Pure, Beavertown and Lagunitas setting-up shop alongside Craftopia debutants Mondo, Two Tribes and Big Hug.

A weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music, Meatopia UK has become renowned for its mouth-watering music line-ups and this year is no exception. This year Meatopia is serving-up a raucous and eclectic horde of live acts to satisfy those craving some beats with their meats. Setting the festival alight in 2018 are moustachioed mavericks The Cuban Brothers, Chicago’s acid house extraordinaire DJ Pierre and Loose Joints, the latest incarnation of Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay.


  • The Late Shift – Friday 31st August 2018 – 5 to 11pm – £22.50
  • Festival Day – Saturday 1st September 2018 –12pm to 10pm – SOLD OUT
  • Carnival Day – Sunday 2nd September 2018 – 12pm to 7pm – £30.00

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