Food & Drink

London Restaurant Festival

A citywide celebration of eating out (1-15 October)

If you’re in London over the first two weeks of October, then you are also in the midst of the London Restaurant Festival and thus have every excuse to eat out.


The London Restaurant Festival was created in 2009 by Fay Maschler, one of London’s most distinguished restaurant critics, and Simon Davis, her partner in restaurant consultancy. Designed to honour and raise awareness of the extraordinarily diverse range of restaurants in the UK’s capital, this citywide celebration sees hundreds of restaurants participate, with special Festival Menus, ranging in price from £10 to £40, available to customers throughout the festival period.


In conjunction with this, there are a number of food-focused events taking place, including a tapas tour around London’s Spanish restaurants, a gastropub quiz, an extensive street food market with street theatre and other performances, and much more besides.


The idea is that everyone can be involved in some way – whether you’re enjoying a two course, £10 lunch at Mayfair’s El Pirata, tucking into a three course feast at Soho’s L’Escargot, or taking part in a sushi and sake masterclass at Asian restaurant, Inamo in St James. View the full range of events and Festival Menus available online, and enjoy a good meal out in one of the restaurant capitals of the world.

25th September 2012