Line-Up Announced For The UK’s First Ever Spanish Olive Festival!

From Friday 29th September until Sunday 1st October, Kings Cross will be transported to the olive groves of Spain, for this exciting new free festival. Visitors can expect to taste an array of Spanish olives, learn from the best at one of the many celebrity chef demonstrations and get hands on at the marinating & filling station. 


Critically acclaimed José Pizarro who believes that “Spanish olives are the best in the world”, and Spanish TV sensation Omar Allibhoy kick off the line-up on Friday. Both chefs will be showcasing their favourite dishes using delicious Spanish olives – Omar a juicy braised chicken in Spanish olive sauce and José, a melt-in-the-mouth grilled lamb rack with an olive marinade. Omar, Founder of the Tapas Revolution will also be doing book signings after his demonstrations.


From midday, nutritionist Fiona Hunter will be getting visitors in the mood for lunch, with her healthy yet delicious Spanish eggs with olives, olive & sesame cocktail biscuits and don’t miss out on trying her tapenade. Saltyard’s Ben Tish brings his own Spanish expertise with a black face lamb neck and green olive puree and Omar Allibhoy returns with cooking demonstrations and book signings to create a not-to-be-missed line-up for the Saturday.


The penultimate day sees Ben Tish and Fiona Hunter take to the stage with tasty dishes, that are sure to help cure a hangover and will give you inspiration for healthy Sunday night Spanish feasts at home.

Other Highlights For The Festival Include

  • Interactive Olive Station where visitors can stuff & marinate Spanish olives and take home for free. Fillings on offer include fried & salted almonds, piquillo peppers, cheese and chorizo
  • The Olive tasting station offers free samples of popular Hojiblanca, Manzanilla and Gordal olives, with experts on hand to explain the difference and benefits of each
  • An olive art installation, built entirely out of Spanish olives
  • Free recipe cards handed out with the celebrity chef’s recipe to take home
  • Spanish music from the talented duo Doubleplay

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Festival Dates: Friday 29th Sept, Saturday 30th Sept & Sunday 1st Oct

Times: Friday (12-8pm), Saturday (11-6pm), Sunday (11-6pm)

Venue: Canopy Market, West Handyside Canopy, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4BH

Spanish Olives

  • Spain is the top olive exporting country in the world, with the UK as one of the main destinations
  • Olives have been at the heart of the culture and cuisine in Spain for more than 2,000 years
  • Spanish olives are a great source of oleic acid, iron & vitamin E, as well as containing no harmful fats

About King’s Cross

King’s Cross is London’s new creative quarter, home to 67 acres of inspiring businesses and outstanding architecture, destination restaurants and a vibrant cultural scene. The area’s industrial past has inspired the 50 new and repurposed buildings; the public space between them are a mix of parks, streets, squares and gardens, with Granary Sqaure and its fountains at its heart.

Already known as a foodie hotspot, King’s Cross is now establishing itself as a retail destination. Nike, 18Montrose and Waitrose are already open, with Jigsaw, & Other Stories and Carhartt WIP all set to open new stores shortly. The retail vision will complete in late 2018 when Coal Drops Yard, London’s newest shopping street, opens in a pair of redesigned Victorian coal buildings, creating 100,00 sq ft of boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants in the centre of King’s Cross.

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