Today I am going to share my experience at the tomato festival Sydney. But first, a little story. 2 years ago when I was traveling in Spain, I really wanted to go to the Tomatina festival in Bunol. So there I was waiting for a local share-a-car to get to Bunol but unfortunately, it never arrived and I missed out on the Tomatina festival! (it was on my bucket list) Instead, I went to the beach to forget about it.

Fast forward little over 2 years and I got invited to attend The Tomato Festival in Sydney, Australia! Clearly, these are two different types of tomato festivals but I wasn’t going to miss this one especially when it involved food!

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Before I head to the tomato festival Sydney, I went to check out the Calyx which is next door!
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Opera house view from the beautiful royal botanical garden

Introduction/Location:

Australia is located in the southern hemisphere below Asia. Sydney is the capital city of state New South Wales and about four million people live here which makes it the biggest city in Australia. Many people guess either Sydney or Melbourne is the Capital city of the country but it is actually Canberra.

I feel Sydney has cool modern vibes with lots to see and do. From miles of ocean coastline, history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, surf beaches, tastiest meals in stunning restaurants, tons of events, festivals to serene blue mountains, wildlife, gorgeous botanical garden, and more. You won’t feel bored at all. One of many of those events was the longest lunch at the tomato festival organized by the royal botanical garden in Sydney.

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First glace of the longest tomato lunch at the tomato festival Sydney
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Longest lunch at the tomato festival

It was nice sunny Saturday and I was excited to be part of something different and delicious as Tomatoes! Based on my invitation, I knew there won’t be tomato fights as in Spain but carefully selected tomatoes based meals instead. For some reason, I do not like and avoid cream-based food but absolutely love tomato-based meals. It was perfect!

As I arrived at the flower bed lawn in the Royal Botanical Garden, I noticed the longest lunch set up I had ever see! Long white set up overlooking the water view with cute little tomato interiors and cool live music playing in the background.  I have posted food pictures below for you all.

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Great tomato artwork display!

The agenda of the day was as follows:

Longest Tomato Lunch 
Flower Bed Lawn
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Busby’s Bar @ Victoria Lodge
Tomato inspired food and drinks
Until 7 pm

The Calyx (before or after up to you)
Stunning floral display
Extended hours until 7.30 pm

Tomato markets/ stalls all day.

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Thank you, The Royal Botanical Garden for having me. The tomato-based lunch was delicious!

What I used to take these photos:

Unfortunately this day, I lost my camera on the way. So, I took photos with my Samsung S5 handset. Otherwise, I usually use the following cameras and accessories below.

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Review of Tomato Festival Sydney

24 thoughts on “Review of Tomato Festival Sydney

  • March 15, 2018 at 12:28 am
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    Before I began reading your post, I was wondering if the tomato festival in Sydney was anything like La Tomatina in Spain! Strangely, it is quite the opposite and to be honest, I’d rather go for something like this one, a lot less messy and a lot more classy! I love the tomato arrangements, so beautifully done!

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  • March 15, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    These tomatoes look so fresh and the food looks amazing. My first thought was that it would be like the Spanish tomato festival but this looks far more civilised and far less messy! Beautiful photographs!

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  • March 15, 2018 at 7:43 am
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    Heh 🙂 I love good tomato and I would eat them all. That is a cool festival and yea, I guess tomato there taste much better than ones we have in Scandinavia.

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  • March 15, 2018 at 11:10 am
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    The arrangement looks incredible. The Samsung S5 handset did a pretty good job in capturing all these.

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  • March 15, 2018 at 11:11 am
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    wow.. these place looks really amazing. I have friends in Australia and now I wonder if they’ve been able to visit this already. I sure would wish to be able to go here one time. btw, you really captured some magnificent photos there.. 🙂

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  • March 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm
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    I would LOVE to visit this tomato festival for sure as the other doesn’t make any sense to me!! That work is likely very. Most importantly, I LOVE tomatoes!!! I wish this was in New York!!!

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  • March 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm
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    Tomatoes are my favorites and I didnt know there is something called Longest Tomato Lunch. That must be a one-of-a-kind-experience. Loved the pictures and the meal preps look so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  • March 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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    Tomato festival reminded me of Tomatina of Spain, but this one in Sydney sounds interesting too! I have never attended any festival like this. Loved the artwork made of tomatoes. Would love to visit this one day!

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  • March 15, 2018 at 10:56 pm
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    What an experience! I didn’t know the Longest Tomato Lunch existed. The tomato designs/art looks very lovely and like they must have taken a very long time to create. I’d love to experience this myself one day.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 1:24 am
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    This looks incredible! What a great experience to have. Tomatoes are my favourite so this looks fab.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 12:03 pm
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    Oh my goodness, I’ve never heard of this festival before but it looks incredible! The food looks delicious and I can’t believe the stunning tomato artwork they made! I might have to add this to my bucket list!

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  • March 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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    When I read the title, I thought it was something on the lines of La Tomatina. While I’m sure I would thoroughly enjoy La Tomatina, this offers a different perceptive and experience. I also really enjoyed the vintage look of some of your photos.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 5:45 pm
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    Tomatoes are a very filling food so you must have been STUFFED after that meal! However, nothing beats the taste of garden fresh tomatoes. I bet everything tasted amazing, what a great experience.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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    I’ve never heard of the tomato festival. It looks like so much fun. I think there’s nothing like a fresh tomato and the multicolored tomatoes look especially delicious.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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    I love tomatoes! They are so nutritious and available everywhere. This is the first time I heard about tomato festival. So maybe at this festival, tomatoes are sold cheaply, right?

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  • March 17, 2018 at 12:30 am
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    Wow, this one seemed to be really an interesting festival to attend. I never heard about this one before, and I find it unique. I haven’t been to Sydney yet, and this one will surely be something I should experience when I get the chance to visit Sydney soon. The tomatoes are really big and tempting and very fresh.

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  • March 17, 2018 at 3:18 am
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    Amazing, never read anything about it before your post, all I knew was about the other tomato festival in Spain, but this one too surely sounds fun and interesting and would love to experience if and when I get a chance to visit Australia

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  • March 17, 2018 at 3:37 am
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    I haven’t heard of this festival in Sydney. It really sounds one of its kind. Tomato-based food on serve at this festival, what a lovely experience it would have been. I had a good look at the menu and seems like the food was really good.

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  • March 17, 2018 at 8:22 pm
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    Both the Tomato festivals ( brunol and Sydney) are unique and fun in its own way. Lucky you got an oppurtunity to enjoy a beautiful day relishing on all those yummy food. It looks very tepting, and I loved the vegetable artwork and table setting, how cute!

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  • March 17, 2018 at 11:49 pm
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    They do have a nice setup for the tomato festival at the Botanical Garden. I’ve been to the opera house and would surely want to see the tomato landscape the next time I visit.

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  • March 19, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    great that its not like La tomatina where you waste your produce. Its a much better use. Surprising that everything in the festival is so Tomatoish. A very unique concept. 🙂

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  • June 21, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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    This is the first time that I heard about a tomato festival, and I was so amazed by that flower bed tomatoes, it is so cool, glad that you took a picture of it.

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    • June 24, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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      yeah it was one of a kind festival in Sydney. I had to 🙂 Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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  • August 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm
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    I have never knew that Sydney also have a Tomato Festival like Spain but in different way. I was amazed with the tomatoes art that they made and this festival looks like a lot of fun.

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