The London Restaurant Festival takes place from Monday Thursday 3rd October - Monday 21st October 2013 at venues across the capital. Celebrate the best of London’s dining scene with the London Restaurant Festival, with events taking place across the capital. Special events include gourmet events on London buses, tapas tours, chef competitions, culinary quizzes and more. If you love London restaurants this is the festival for you.
Although once cause for derision amongst food snobs, London’s restaurant scene has now reached sky-high popularity, with plenty of celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred establishments calling the capital home. Not only that but the capital is absolutely crawling with all different types of cuisines, from local British flavours to far-flung delicacies from foreign countries.
At the 2013 London Restaurant Festival you can attend a number of events, including a host of unusual activities. Planned events include pop-up restaurants, food talks and a food quiz featuring top London chefs. Free dinners, awards, food themed lectures, parties and special menus on offer in London restaurants are also on the cards.
There is also a special Sunday Lunch series of events, where top chefs create gourmet meals for guests. There's also a wonderfully interesting three course meal, inspired by Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away, followed by a screening of the film hosted by Jonathon Ross.
Events taking place at the London Restaurant Festival will be designed similar to the Edinburgh Festival, with loads of events happening throughout, at various places. The 2013 restaurant festival gives you the chance to support your favourite local restaurants as well as try some new ones.
Hundreds of the capital’s 6,000 restaurants have signed up to the London Restaurant Festival so far, with many more to still be added. Other highlights of the festival include a grazing pass for restaurants in Exmouth Market, Bermondsey Street, Marylebone High Street, Charlotte Street, Brixton Village and Soho.