London Restaurant Festival is a citywide celebration of eating out, and guess what…? It starts in 2 days, running from the 8th-13th October! We have fantastic restaurants in London, some of the best in the world, covering a diverse range of cuisines, so I am thrilled this festival has finally arrived!
To help Londoners celebrate the launch year of the festival, a number of restaurants are offering special deals and hosting exciting events – I have included details of some of the restaurant offers below, which I have taken directly from the Festival website – as you can see there are some great offers, so enjoy ;-).
While you try and work out which restaurant to head to first, tickets for the various events are selling out fast, so check out the events on the site and book your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment.
No Corkage at Fortnum & Mason Restaurants
During the festival, all Fortnum & Mason’s restaurants are offering wine at retail prices (bottles only). Restaurants include:
- Lower Ground Floor: 1707 Wine Bar
- Ground Floor: The Fountain Restaurant (offer runs throughout October)
- Mezzanine Floor: The Gallery Restaurant
- First Floor: The Parlour Restaurant
- Fourth Floor: St. James’s Restaurant
Ten specially selected restaurants will be showcasing food and wine from Argentina during London Restaurant Festival. Meat courtesy of Argentine Beef and drinks from Wines of Argentina will provide guests with a unique experience of Argentinean flavours. Participating restaurants include:
- The Bleeding Heart
- The Don
- The Wells
- The Botanist
- The Gun
- Brompton Bar & Grill
- Village East
Night At the Races at Frankie’s
To celebrate both London Restaurant Festival and the racing roots of the venue, Frankie’s at Chelsea FC is hosting A Night At The Races on Thursday 8 October.
The evening is hosted by legendary horse racing pundit John McCririck and, with jockey hero and restaurant namesake Frankie Dettori in attendance, it promises to be a raucous racing event!
Follow the link to Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill for more information and booking details.
Tate Art Lunches
Experience a blockbuster art exhibition at the Tate Modern or Tate Britain and enjoy a two-course lunch afterwards for the special price of £23 per person.
Tate Britain’s Rex Whistler Restaurant Festival Menu includes a mutton pudding inspired by a recipe from the 1850s, when Turner and the Masters were active. And the Tate Modern restaurant’s pop-art themed lunch finishes with a “Marilyn Monroe” creme brulee. Follow the restaurant links below to book.
- Tate Britain: Turner and the Masters exhibition and 2-course lunch at Rex Whistler Restaurant for £23
- Tate Modern: Pop Life: Art in a Material World exhibition and 2-course lunch at Tate Modern Restaurant for £23
Royal Opera House Recital and Lunch Package
Experience the Royal Opera House (ROH) in full swing with recital, lunch and tour offers. Sample the modern British cuisine at ROH’s Amphitheatre Restaurant with the following special offers available:
- £25 per person – includes morning backstage tour followed by a 2-course Festival Lunch Menu in the Amphitheatre Restaurant (valid 12 Oct only)
- £15 per person – includes a 2-course Festival Lunch Menu at Amphitheatre Restaurant followed by an afternoon opera recital (valid 12 Oct only)
- £15 per person – 2-course Festival Lunch Menu in the Amphitheatre Restaurant at ROH (valid on 8, 9, 10, 12 & 13 Oct)
Contact the restaurant or visit www.roh.org.uk for further details and to make your booking.
Eat Art at The Barbican
London Restaurant Festival-goers can take advantage of The Barbican’s Eat Art offer from now until 18 October.
For £40, you get a 3-course supper in the Conservatory and entry to The Barbican’s Radical Nature Exhibition.
Visit www.barbican.org.uk for further details and booking.
2 for 1 Gordon’s & Tonic Offer
At London Restaurant Festival, select restaurants will be offering 2 for 1 Gordon’s & Tonic.
Gin has a great connection to food being the typical English aperitif before a meal because juniper stimulates the appetite, so why not treat yourself and a friend to the perfect start of your festival experience. Check the restaurant listings for your nearest participating restaurants.