The London Restaurant Festival runs this year from from October 4th – 18th. Special festival menus across the entire price spectrum will be available at restaurants across the capital. I personally would recommend hitting 101 Pimlico Rd, Bistro Bruno Loubet, The Bull & Last, Café Spice Namaste, Great Queen St, Hawksmoor, L’Anima, Le Café Anglais, Racine, St John, Tayyab’s and Viajante.
Other highlights are Eat Film where you can watch a film then eat a meal inspired by it, a Jason Atherton Pop-Up, a food debate, another Pop-Up restaurant in an airstream caravan in Spittalfields Market then Covent Garden, proceeds of which will go to Action Against Hunger. There is a rumour that some critics will be cooking too. Eat their food at your own risk ;)
Most excitingly there will be an opportunity to try the food of some excellent restaurants outside the capital such as The Waterside Inn, The Walnut Tree & L’Enclume. 10 chefs will be pairing 10 London chefs and producing a Sunday lunch on the 10th October (hence 10-10-10, geddit?).
Finally, a competition! Sponsors, American Express have given me a pair of tickets for the Gourmet Odyssey to give away to one of you lovely people. On Saturday 9th October 2010, a progressive eating tour, starting with a champagne reception at the Met Bar then restaurant hopping on a routemaster should be fun. 3 restaurants will be visited, I don’t have details which, but it should be lots of fun anyway.
To win, just leave a comment, and I will pick one at random as always. Fairness assured, I use random.org to select, so comment away, everyone has the same chance.
For more information, see: http://londonrestaurantfestival.com/