Where there's smoke, there's fire... And in Meatopia's case, shedloads of incredible meat dishes from a raft of the world-renowned chefs. The annual flame and food festival returns to London on 1-3 September, transforming Tobacco Dock into a Bacchanalian, weekend-long love in devoted to food, drink, fire and music.

Founded in New York by the late Joshua Ozersky and brought to London by our very own columnist Richard H Turner (meat consultant at Hawksmoor and Foxlow, among others), Meatopia is all about celebrating the very best in taste and provenance. That means everything is cooked over real fire, with ethically sourced wood and charcoal, and each and every piece of meat is ethically sourced, too.

We're particularly looking forward to Tabasco's collaboration with Elizabeth Haigh, formerly of Michelin-starred Pidgin, ahead of the launch her own venture Shibui – she'll be cooking her own signature barbecue dishes, but with a hit of hot sauce.

But it's not only for carnivores: there's a new twist this year, with seafood stalwarts Nathan Outlaw and Mitch Tonks stepping up to the plate to serve their incredible fish, and Yotam Ottolenghi devoting his grill showing us what can be done with veg.

As for drinks, the Frontier brewery returns with its new-wave craft lager – which will go down a treat with Meatopia's smoky flavours, while McGuigan wines' brings back its incredible spicy, juicy black label malbec.

Elsewhere, there'll be both old faces and new from across the world. See the full line up below.


  • Nathan Outlaw
  • Mitch Tonks


  • Yotam Ottolenghi

From further afield

  • Nate Green of Rhoda, Hong Kong
  • Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn, NYC
  • Ashley Heeger of Ash, Cape Town
  • Uri Navon of Machneyuda, Jerusalem
  • André Lima De Luca, a Meatopia veteran from Brazil
  • Estanislao Carenzo of Elephant Crocodile Monkey, Barcelona
  • Matti Hurttia of RukaTonttu, Finland
  • Dario Ceccini – butcher, Italy
  • Imanol Jaca – butcher, Spain

New to Meatopia

  • Mark Hix
  • John Torode
  • Francesco Mazzei, Radici
  • Gill Mellor, River Cottage
  • Nud Dudhia, Breddos Tacos
  • Freddie Janssen & Seb Myers of Snack Bar
  • Elliot Cunningham of Lagom
  • Liam Davey of Bad Sports
  • Harneet & Nimral, Gunpowder
  • Ross Clarke, Tandoor Chop House
  • Stephen Hinkley, MeatUp
  • Mikel Lz. de Vinaspre, Sagardi
  • Franco Fubini, Natoora

Chefs from around the UK

  • Tom Griffiths of Pascere, Brighton
  • Ben Quinn of Woodfired Canteen, Cornwall
  • Romy Gill of Romy's Kitchen, Thornbury
  • James Whetlor, Cabrito, Devon
  • Andy Stubbs, Low n Slow, Birmingham
  • Todd Francis of The Ox, Bristol
  • Sam & Shauna of Hang Fire Smokehouse, Wales

Meatopia veterans

  • Richard H Turner
  • Andrew Clarke, Brunswick House
  • Niall Davidson
  • Josh Katz, Berber & Q
  • Jose Pizarro
  • Hamish Brown, Roka
  • Selin Kiazim, Oklava
  • David Carter, Smokestak
  • Richard Sandiford, Flamin’ Liberty
  • Lewis Hannaford, Foxlow
  • Siggi of Tommi’s Burgers
  • Mirek Dawid of Blacklock
  • Ramael Scully
  • Joe Grossmann, Patty & Bun
  • Roberto Castro, Lobos
  • Hus Vedat, Yosma
  • Zan Kaufman of Bleecker Burger

Here's a taste of the action:

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