We’re giving you a real variety of foods from across the world this month to tantalise your taste buds - from Brazil, to the Caribbean and then back to Britain for a week of afternoon tea, and all within walking distance in one of our award-winning cafés and restaurants!
2016 Olympic Games, Rio: 5-21 August
This month we’re excited for the Olympic Games in Rio where athletes from across the globe will compete in 42 Olympic sports over the course of 19 days of competition. Don’t miss it! You can watch some of the events on screen in our restaurants while trying out our Brazilian dishes.
Afternoon Tea Week: 8-12 August
It’s official! This week we eat cake and drink tea every day! We’ll have a variety of home baked sweet treats throughout the week, including the traditional scone with cream and jam – how do you eat yours? #jamorcreamfirst
Celebrating Honey Day: 18 August
Honey themed treats in our cafés linked to our Bee themed Make and Take in Drake’s Place Gardens.
Caribbean Food Week: 22-26 August
Enjoy a taste of the tropics in Drake's Kitchen as our talented chefs cook up a range of Caribbean dishes, available throughout the week.
BBQ at Drake's Place Reservoir
- Every Thursday 12pm-2pm
- Check our Facebook page for updates
- Meat and vegetarian options available
Veg of the month: Peppers
Peppers have become part of our everyday cooking, popular in salads, stir fries and pasta dishes. Whatever colour they are, they're all the same variety, but have been allowed to ripen to different degrees; green are the youngest and sharpest, followed by yellow, orange and then red, which are the sweetest.
Red peppers are said to have lots of health benefits, from supporting your night vision to preventing anaemia as they contain vitamin B6 and folate.