Are you ready to join a citywide eat out? The London Restaurant Festival is coming, and chefs all around the capital are preparing special one-off menus and events to satiate our palates. Featuring a diverse range of establishments from Michelin-starred restaurants to local neighbourhood cafes, the festival is designed to promote the venues involved while providing the public with enjoyable dining experiences. The London Restaurant Festival runs between the 8th - 27th October and divided into free types of activities, including Events, Menus, and Side Orders, which can be booked individually.
Rankin, one of the world's most celebrate photographer's has curated a three-course dinner inspired by the Italian film, Cinema Paradiso (1988). Guests will receive a complimentary cocktail, then be taken to the Princess Anne Theatre for a screening of the film along with gourmet popcorn. Don't fill up too much on snacks though, because you will then relive the film through a menu devised by BAFTA 195 Piccadilly's Head Chef, Anton Manganaro.
The ultimate restaurant crawl. Have your starter in one restaurant, main in another, and dessert in a third. You'll be taken to each destination by bus, and receive a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier upon arrival.
The heart of the festival are the restaurants themselves. In partnership with Bookatable, restaurants and cafes around the capital are giving one off promotions available throughout the festival. These promotions are designed to suit all budgets, with offers starting from £9.95 and going up to £50 per person. You can easily find the price range you want by filtering through the list. Here are a few examples: