England’s Seafood Feast is making a return to the picturesque shores of the English Riviera this September to celebrate world-renowned local seafood. Set against the backdrop of the famous Brixham fish market and its coastal neighbours, Paignton and Torquay, the culinary event promises an unforgettable experience for food enthusiasts and adventurers.

From September 27, to October 13, the English Riviera will be hosting more than 30 events, overnight stays and special menus across the region. With a focus on locally caught seafood, visitors will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons with over 40 varieties of seafood prepared by top chefs and culinary experts.

Among the highlights of this year’s Feast are foraging expeditions, masterclasses led by renowned chefs, a seven-course tasting menu from seven different chefs, a sizzling barbecue by the beach, and a vineyard tour paired with a delicious seafood meal.

For those with adventurous spirits, there is the unique experience of a sea-swim followed by a rejuvenating sauna session and a sumptuous seafood dinner. Pop-ups, takeovers and restaurants featuring award-winning dishes from the winners of the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 will also be in the area and guests can also savour a meal inspired by the favourite seafood dishes of iconic local author and national treasure, Agatha Christie.

Visitors can dine in over 40 different eateries across Brixham, Paignton, and Torquay, each offering its unique twist on fresh, locally sourced seafood. Meet the ‘Faces of the Feast’ and immerse yourself in their captivating stories, from the thrilling tales of fishers at sea to the culinary artistry and passion of talented chefs. And for those travelling with furry companions, fear not – seafood options will even be available for dogs during the Seadogs at Shoreline event.

“England’s Seafood FEAST is a feast for all the senses,” says Kelly Widley, who is in charge of putting the programme together. “Our goal is to educate and encourage visitors to explore the rich culinary heritage of our coastal communities while enjoying the freshest British seafood imaginable in a really fun way.

“In The English Riviera, we believe in offering something for everyone,” adds Kelly. “That is why we’ve curated an eclectic mix of events, ensuring there’s always something exciting happening across the 17-day event.”