Foodie Film Moments with Reel Tours

Last week we were invited on a Reel Tours, a walking tour of Liverpool, showcasing all the locations featured in some of Hollywood biggest films. Liverpool has a strong tradition of appearing in film with locations across the city centre used to recreate scenes from all four corners of the globe including New York, London and Moscow.

Inspired by the cinematic stroll, here’s a list of some of the best food moments in film…

1. The food fight in Hook (1991)

“Hook” one of the most creative retellings of Peter Pan and a firm favourite of so many childhoods. Robin Williams (RIP), as Peter Banner, re-discovering his sense of fun and adventure with a food fight with the Lost Boys in Neverland. Bangarang!

2. Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda (1996)

Another childhood classic! Does anything bring you more joy than Bruce Bogtrotter DEMOLISHING an entire chocolate cake to himself, as his friends cheer him on. Such a joyful scene, brought to life by Danny DeVito’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved tale.

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3. All of the food in Spirited Away (2001)

The magic of Studio Ghibli applies to food too. All of the food in Spirited Away, and any other Ghibli film, looks amazing. No wonder No Face wanted to eat it all and Chihiro’s parents turned into pigs to keep on eating it.

4. Syrup spaghetti breakfast from Elf (2003)

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is eating spaghetti topped with syrup, pop tarts and candy. Or at least that’s one of the things Buddy teaches us in the festive masterpiece that is Elf.


5. Amy Dunne’s Creme Brulee in Gone Girl (2014)

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This moment in David Fincher and Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” is one of my favourites from the film. The subtle moment you see Amy Dunne (played by the wonderful Rosamund Pike) hatch her next plan. Former-boyfriend Desi takes the creme brulee from Amy, mid spoonful, engrossed in the public grilling of her husband, starting the beginning of Desi’s spectacular end.

Let me know in the comments below or Twitter if we’ve missed out any of your favourite culinary scenes!

Reel Tours run all year round, with more frequent tours in the summer months, and last for two hours. They cost £15 and discounts are available for group bookings. You can get in touch with Gary from Reel Tours on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Reel Tours also have a website here



We where kindly invited on the Reel Tours condensed press and blogger tour.

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