Tempt your tastebuds at the London Restaurant Festival

Wednesday 1st October 2014 11:51 am posted in What's On, Lifestyle, Events

London Restaurant Festival©_emily_sanders

This October sees over 800 London restaurants participating in the annual London Restaurant Festival.

For 2 weeks between 8 and 27 October, some of the best culinary hot-spots across the capital will be offering visitors the opportunity to participate in special ‘Events‘ and ‘Festival menus‘. In addition, there will also be one-off ‘side-orders‘ – the Fringe of the Festival – where individual restaurants and chefs will be holding wine tastings, demonstrations, tasters and talks.

As part of the special ‘events’ element of the festival, serious foodies can buy tickets to, amongst other things, The Champagne Laurent Perrier Gourmet Odyssey where you enjoy your first course in one top London restaurant, your main in another and dessert in a third, complemented by Champagne in each venue. Guests will travel across the capital in a fleet of London Restaurant Festival Routemaster buses.

Also recommended is the Eat Film event at BAFTA at 195 Piccadilly, curated by celebrated photographer RANKIN and held at the headquarters of the famous awards. After a complementary cocktail on arrival, guests are taken to the Princess Anne Theatre to watch a special screening of the Italian masterpiece ‘Cinema Paradiso’ where they will enjoy a box of gourmet popcorn. After the movie, Rankin will host a three-course dinner, taken from a menu devised by himself and BAFTA 195 Piccadilly’s Head Chef, Anton Manganaro. Tickets, for these special events, which are already selling out fast, are available from the festival site.

London Restaurant Festival Menus are the capital’s most inspiring, one-off restaurant promotion. The menus are specially created by the hundreds of participating restaurants, from menus at family-friendly restaurants starting at £10, up to Michelin level all of which are available to customers throughout the festival period. They are a great way to try out new restaurants and many of them are in and around Chelsea, so close to Nell Gwynn House.  These special menus offer an opportunity for restaurants to showcase how creative, delectable, sustainable and delicious their food can be. For information on the participating restaurants and to make bookings, please visit Festival partner, Bookatable.

8-27 October. Various venues. London Restaurant Festival