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Bankstown Bites Food Festival

Bankstown Bites Food Festival Join us when the Bankstown Bites Food Festival returns on Saturday 28 July 2018 at Olympic Parade, Bankstown, from 10am-4pm! Yes Bankstown Bites Food Festival Join us when the Bankstown Bites Food Festival returns on Saturday 28 July 2018 at Olympic Parade, Bankstown, from 10am-4pm! 28/07/2018 10:00 AM 28/07/2018 4:00 PM Olympic Parade, Bankstown (between Dale Parade and Marion Street) Cultural Services; Events; What's On
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​​​​   Join us when the Bankstown Bites Food Festival returns!
10 am - 4 pm on Saturday 28 July 2018


 

One of Sydney’s best and most loved food festivals, Bankstown Bites, is back in 2018.

On Saturday 28 July, Olympic Parade, Bankstown will be transformed into a foodie heaven with dozens of stallholders lining the street to cook food from around the world.

 

My Kitchen Rules judge, Colin Fassnidge, will headline the festival as its celebrity chef.

He will carry out three cooking demonstrations and share his culinary secrets, as he prepares some mouthwatering cuisine.

City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour, said the event, now in its 14th year, would be unmissable.

"Bankstown Bites is always a fantastic day out for the whole family and I encourage everyone to come along," he said.

"Whether you want delicious food from Canterbury-Bankstown and the greater Sydney area, fun rides for kids or to see professional chefs in action, Bankstown Bites will be the place to be."

The popular Bites Food Tours will also return this year, where groups will be escorted around Bankstown to receive samples from the best food joints in town. Bookings can be made by clicking on the button in the Food Tours section below.

New to the festival will be the 'Spice it Up'​ area, outside Bankstown Arts Centre, which will feature spicy-themed performances and activities.

Last year, more than 10,000 turned up to the event.

Mayor Asfour said it was one of the best Bites festivals ever held, with this year expected to be even bigger and better.

"I am proud we’re able to feature some of the City’s top restaurants every year and not only show our residents, but also people far and wide, just how incredible the food scene is here in Canterbury-Bankstown," Mayor Asfour said.

This year’s event will run from 10am-4pm.

Bankstown Bites - Spice It Up Performance Stage

TIME​​​ PERFORMANCE
10.25 Bhangra Instyle
10.50 Cuban Rhythms
11.10 Zumba with Annette
11.30 Psycho Zydeco
12.15 Talent Advancement Program performers
12.25 The Vegetable Plot
13.15 Zumba with Annette
13.35 15 Stars Performing Arts Inc.
14.00 Tay Plain
14.45 Talent Advancement Program performers
15.00 Tay Plain​

Bankstown Bites - Cooking Demonstration Main Stage

TIME PERFORMANCE
10.45 Talent Advancement Program performers
11.00 Celebrity chef, Colin Fassnidge, cooking demonstration
11.55 Talent Advan​cement Program performers
12.10 Bankstown Sports Club executive chef, Helmut Gundendorfer, cooking demonstration
​13.00Speech by ​City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour​
13.05 Celebrity chef, Colin Fassnidge, cooking demonstration with City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour
14.15 - 14.30 Meet and greet with Celebrity chef, Colin Fassnidge
14.45 Talent Advancement Program performers
15.00 Celebrity chef, Colin Fassnidge, cooking demonstration​


Photo of plate of greens

Photo of plate of stirfry​​

Food Tours

Photo of family at BitesSample Bankstown through the vibrant Bankstown City Plaza shopping precinct! Explore and enjoy the experience on any of our fabulous Bites Food Tours. Sweet, savoury, spicy, fresh and exotic – our guided food tours will tempt all palates!

  • Tours depart at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm unless otherwise stated.

  • Registrations for the 12.30pm tours can only be made at the event from 11am.

  • Maximum of 4 booking places per person.

  • Tours cost $10 per person plus booking fee.

  • Walking distance varies for tours between 550m and 1.8km.

Please note: 

 

  • You must check in at the Tour Check-in Desk at least 15 minutes before your tour departure time or your booking will be forfeited

  • Tour destinations may change prior to the event without notice

  • Dietary requirements may not be able to be met on food tours. Alternate samples are at the discretion of the shop owners

  • Tours are non-refundable

The Tour Check-in Desk will be located at the front of the Bankstown Arts Centre.

Two tours have age restrictions. Identification may be required on the day to take part.

Bookings open 3 July.  

 

Pink tour 1.8km walk - (10.30​am & 2.30pm sessions only) 
Melt 27
Sweet City Café
Café Amoura
Blue tour 1.5km walk
Fujiyama Japanese Cuisine
Mr Bom Restaurant 
Miami Pizza
Grey tour 600m walk
Taste of Egypt
Chehade El Basha & Sons Sweets
Nature Care & Acupuncture Centre Pty Ltd
Red tour 550m walk
Vbites
Jenkins Cake Shop
Café Nho
Green tour 650m walk
Loving Hut
Banh Cuon Kim Thanh
Nhu Y Juice Bar
Black tour - 18+ 1.2km walk
La Moosh
Bankstown Hotel - Oscars
Mam Mam Restaurant
White tour - 18+ 1.6km walk
Nam Fong Hot Bread
Bankstown Cellars
Bankstown RSL - Star Buffet​​
 

​Location

All of the action takes place ​on Olympic Parade, Bankstown (between Dale Parade and Marion Street).

Google Map of Olympic Parade, Bankstown