Food & Drink

Food & Drink

The dining experience at The NEC is tailor-made for The Festival of Quilts to make sure you are never far from great tasting food. The venue provide a selection of different cafés and restaurants offering hot and cold food.

Amadeus Catering provide several areas within the show from which you can buy a variety of food and drink, most of which are located in Hall 9.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink although the venue do not allow picnic food to be consumed in the catering areas within the hall. We do provide benches around the show and there is additional seating on the Gallery.

Download a map of all the food outlets here.


Festival of Quilts COVID-19 Update

At present we very much hope that Festival of Quilts will go ahead as planned, however we are closely monitoring the situation and continue to follow and adhere to UK Government and Public Health England advice.

Tickets for The Festival of Quilts 2020 (including tickets for workshops and social events) will now be going on sale in April with the usual priority booking for members of the Quilters Guild.

We will ensure to keep you updated on this evolving situation (including the new date tickets will be on sale); please sign up to our newsletter to receive all important notifications on our ticket launch and show programme.


Please be assured that during this period of uncertainty, we will continue to offer full refunds to visitors should the event not go ahead.

Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time.

Useful information

UK Government Response to COVID-19

NHS Advice

World Health Organisation