Food & Drink
London Restaurant Festival: One Month Of Mouth-Watering Cuisine
We hope you have your elasticated trousers ready, because it’s time for London’s Restaurant Festival. Running for its seventh year, this festival celebrates everything gastronomic. Don’t worry; you can still book yourself a hotel and some tickets, by flying over to the capital during the month of October. You will even be able to catch the Halloween themed events throughout the city too!
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Gourmet Odysseys
Travelling on a Routemaster bus, you can savour three delightful courses in three separate restaurants – this means that you can really get a feel for what London has to offer, all the while sampling dishes from some of the best eateries in the world. You can choose to hop aboard and head to the North, East, or West of London, and the list of restaurants that you’ll visit can be found on the London Restaurant Festival’s events page.
Restaurant Hopping Tours
If you’d prefer to visit a number of restaurants with a certain type of cuisine, you can sign up for a number of events, including a ‘Japanese Journey’ and the ‘Tapas Tour’. Spend your weekend sampling dishes within your favourite area of London, and enjoy every mouthful.
Eat Film at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly
Home of the iconic BAFTA awards, you can combine your love of food and cinema by watching a film screening of ‘Local Hero’. You will then have a delicious three course meal, cooked by none other than the building’s head chef, Anton Manganaro. The dishes will be inspired by the film you’ve just finished watching – it will be the perfect time to share your thoughts on the flick with others.
American Express – Inspired By London
A popular event, you will be greeted with a champagne reception, and welcomed in for a four course lunch. As part of the package, you will also have the opportunity to meet a high end chef of your choice, but you’ll have to be quick, as tickets go like hot cakes for this event.
If you want a more family-friendly outing, the menus encompass a number of cuisines, all in different restaurants around London. Starting out at £10 per person, there are more than 200 restaurants signed up to show off the best of their meals at a cheaper price than usual, so you have no excuse whatsoever not to go. For some of these culinary hybrids, check out the London Restaurant Festival’s website for more information.
Side Orders is the indie side of the festival, with wine talks, tastings, pairings, demonstrations, and other events that can increase your foodie knowledge. London Restaurant Festival is yet to announce this year’s side order plans, but stay tuned, as they are usually extremely informative and entertaining. They are also a great option if the main events are all sold out (which can easily happen).
Are you planning on going to London’s Restaurant Festival? Let us know what you’re looking forward to the most.