Taste and enjoy autumn flavours in a seven week celebration of local food and drink

Part of Taste Ards and North Down Autumn Food Festival which runs from 4 September to 21 October 2021. Savour seasonal tide and turf produce and some of the boroughs finest food and drink, there’s never been a better time to Taste Ards and North Down. Find out more about the Autumn Food Festival.

These delicious foodie experiences are topping the menu as part of our Taste Ards and North Down Autumn Food Festival. Beginning on 4 September and running right through to 21 October 2021, you will have the opportunity to savour seasonal tide and turf produce and some of the borough's finest food and drink. There’s never been a better time to Taste Ards and North Down.

Tantalise the tastebuds, what foodie experience do you fancy?


Date Event Description Location Price
Saturday 4 September Saltwater Brig's Surf & Turf Showcase Opportunity for a Q&A with Local producers, owner and the head chef of Saltwater Brig. Producers attending are:  Echliniclle / Angus Farm Shop / Glenaby Seafood Saltwater Brig, Kircubbin


(Tickets sold in bubbles of 2,4 and 6 )

Friday 10 September

Lekker's Local Food Showcase

Now for something a little different! Tide and Turf goes Dutch for one night as Greyabbey's Lekker Kitchen  Café presents their own signature spin on the celebration of the season.

Lekker, Greyabbey


(Tickets sold in bubbles of 2,4 and 6)

Wednesday 6 October

Grace Neill's Local Food Showcase

This historic gastropub provides the setting for the Donaghadee edition of our Tide and Turf Seaonal local food showcase. Of course Copeland Distillery is involved!

Grace Neills, Donaghadee Tickets coming soon
Thursday 14 October

A local Food Showcase with No 14 at The Georgian House

An evening of fine food  with Chef Jim Mulholland at his beautiful restaurant in this exquisite Georgian building on the square in Comber is a highlight of the Tide & Turf season.

Georgian House, Comber


Thursday 21 October

Salty Dog Presents Surf & Turf

The last outing of our tide & turf season promises an evening packed full of great food featuring some big names but also some of the newest artisan food producers of Ards & North Down.

Salty Dog, Bangor



(Tickets sold in bubbles of 2)

*Programme subject to change.

Or why not visit one of our local food and drink markets and sample Ards and North Down seasonal fayre.

Please read the following terms and conditions associated with the experience before agreeing to proceed.

Dietary requirements
Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets. 
With regards to food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements, customers are advised to speak to a member of staff at the host venue for the specific foodie experience that you are interested in for more information. Ideally this should be done before purchasing tickets, or for ticket holders at least 48 hours before the event.

We want to ensure all experiences operate to the safety of customers and staff and as such all regulations surrounding covid as per NI Executive direction must be adhered to at the date and time of the experience regarding indoor dining venues. For the latest regulations and guidance for hospitality from NI Executive check the NI Direct website.

It is imperative that if you have any symptoms of Covid19, have tested positive for Covid19, or have been in recent contact with anyone who has tested positive, you do not attend the experience.

Help us to stop the spread of Covid-19. Regular rapid lateral flow testing is strongly recommended prior to attending this event. 

Please note that we will be constantly monitoring and reviewing these guidelines, and will adapt them if we feel it is necessary – or if we are required to do so by law. 

Opening Times

  • Please see individual events for timings


  • Please see individual events for pricing

Contact Details

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