London Restaurant Festival – a Riot of Delicious Food

If you wish to explore London’s finest cooking especially if you love different types of food, you must attend the London Restaurant Festival to be held during 1-31 October.2015. It is an annual celebration of great food events and special menus at various London restaurants ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to neighbourhood food joints and bistros. It is a city-wide celebration of tasting a wide variety of food by hopping through restaurants and attending one-off chef events as there is a vast range of menus and activities available. It is also a great opportunity for restaurants to improve their profile.

The basic elements of the festival include festival menus, events, tours and trails and tasty activities. There is also a section of Side Orders that encourages individual restaurants to devise activities that will appeal directly to their customers. These are the fringe aspects of London Restaurant Festival and can include a talk, tasting, wine-paring or demonstrations. They allow restaurants to design their involvement in the festival. Autumn is the time when a whole range of new and exciting events are announced.

Festival menus are promotional menus offered by individual restaurants and they are available during the time that the festival takes place in October. As with different types and categories of restaurants, the menus are of different types and costs and they start from less than £10 per person providing different types of food experiences ranging from family-friendly dining, local specialities, or even a delectable Michelin-starred menu at some of the best restaurants in the city. You will have the option of choosing from more than 250 restaurants participating in the festival so that you can try out the food at your most desired restaurant. The best part is that you will find the food to be cheaper than the usual set or a la carte menus that are offered by these restaurants. The festival aims to encourage people to try out as many new restaurants as possible. Some of the important restaurants that participate at the festival include Trishna, Roux The Landau and Boulestin. Festival Menus can be booked from September.

Now in its seventh year, the London Restaurant Festival is a great step towards celebrating London’s reputation as a culinary capital of the world and it reflects the diversity of London’s culinary offerings. Events at the festival are of different types and they seek to gather large number of different cuisines. The events also include talks and dinners with celebrity chefs such as Angela Hartnett, Theo Randall and Jason Atherton but the tickets for such events get sold out almost even before they are announced, so to say. Gastronomic road trips are organised by Gourmet Odyssey at different venues throughout the city incorporating different courses of a three-course meal. The themed tours are concentrated on restaurants in hotel premises or even in a certain region.

There are other tours that focus on visiting a set of restaurants serving a particular ethnic cuisine. The Japanese Journey in collaboration with Suntory Whisky offers itineraries that allow people to visit Chisou Mayfair, Kurobuta, Shoryu Soho, and Kanada-Ya. The Cicchetu Trail has itineraries in which the participating people will stop for a snack at La Polentaria, Mele e Pere, Augustus Harris and Snowflake Gelato. The Carnaby Village Tour and the Chinatown Tour aim to explore different best restaurants in their own districts. The Tapas Tour is also worth exploring. The event Eat Film will see photographer Rankin curating a three course dinner, based on the 1988 film Cinema Paradise, which will be offered to customers at the cinema and restaurant at Bafta 195 Piccadilly. The most convenient way to be able to participate in and enjoy the London Restaurant Festival is to stay at The Marble Arch by Montcalm London as you will be located in the heart of the city close to most of the prominent restaurants of the city.

London may be agog with Halloween celebrations in October but the London Restaurant Festival is what most residents and visitors to the city enjoy most as they can try special new menus and take part in events at restaurants throughout the city. With such a large number of restaurants participating including Grill at the Savoy, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar, The Cinnamon Club and STK, everyone can taste something new and can enjoy luxury hotel rooms in london

London Restaurant Festival is the biggest eating out celebration that both Londoners and visitors to the city wait anxiously for. The event is also eagerly awaited by participating London restaurants that have joined together to devise festival menus that will suit every taste. In 2014, more than 10,000 Londoners attended nearly 450 restaurants all over London and tasted different types of menu. In 2015, it is expected that nearly 800 restaurants will participate in the festival and offer a larger choice of delicious menus that can cost even less than £10 for Mexican food at Boho Mexica, Shoreditch.  If you are willing to spend some more money, you can go on a Bateaux Restaurant Cruise and enjoy delicious European cuisine.  The most popular areas where people like to go are Shoreditch, Soho, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Islington.

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