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Bitesize! Londons Hottest Meal Tickets: Restaurants in Residence & The Big Feastival

So, I am back from Argentina and trying to ram my calendar as I tend to do. I have been a little out of touch in the wild pampas, to put it mildly! There is some great stuff coming up in London, and some on already, but here’s what’s on my radar for the coming weeks.

Restaurants in Residence

I am a bit late to you with this one, but there’s still lots of time to catch it, and there’s still tickets for at least 3 of the sessions. Restaurants in Residence is bringing together four of Londons best pop-ups (although strictly speaking A Little of What You Fancy is now a proper restaurant and a very good one too – I had excellent steak there last night).

Shacklewell Nights will be in residence from 12 – 16 July. I have been twice now at two different locations, and it has been great each time (post of the most recent one here), so I am not going to miss them! Expect great food from St John chef Jonathan Woolway including Brown Shrimp, Cucumber & Chervil and Braised Lamb Shoulder for main.

A Little of What You Fancy are in residence for two nights only from 8 – 9 July. Their Dalston restaurant is deservedly packed every night, so grab this opportunity to try them in a different setting. Bistrotheque are in session from 19 – 23 July, and last but not least (and I am quite late with this one as it appears from an email from them today that they are almost sold out) The Clove Club are presenting the Young Turks until 7 July. I have not yet eaten at the Clove Club but I really rate Isaac McHale of the Young Turks food.

Tickets for all are available at the Create website.

Brown Shrimp, Cucumber & Chervil from Shacklewell Nights

The Big Feastival

Late to the party with this one too but this looks really good and it brings together my two favourite things – food & music. Organised by the Jamie Oliver Foundation and the Princes Trust and running for the whole weekend, the last day is tomorrow.

I am very excited that two of my favourite bands – The Bees & Guillemots – are playing and there will also be food from some of my favourite restaurants too. Abeno, Cafe Spice Namaste, The Providores, Trinity, Wahaca  and others will be serving food there and there will also be lots of lovely cava available at the Freixenet tent too.




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    • Hi Louis! Very much a family festival. Missed most of the food unfortunately, so can’t report on that but it was fun.

  1. I went to the Big Festival on Friday with huge expectations. Hm. If I hadnt won the tickets and paid the whole price, I would have been deeply disappointed. The food was OK but really overpriced (I was told 50% of food money went to charity so its kind of mean to complain but seriously – some portions were so tiny, it didnt seem worthwhile parting with £5 for a small bite).

    I rather enjoyed cheese and wine tasting, though.

    Overall, a nice day out but a very poor value for money (yes, its charity, but still…)

    • I think £5 a dish was fair given the calibre of the restaurants? That said I didn’t get to try much. Anyway, at least you had fun :)

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