he capital’s food scene will be celebrated in all its gastronomic glory during the second summer edition of the London Restaurant Festival in June.
Throughout the month, more than 100 festival menus will appear at some of the city’s top restaurants, with more than 50 exclusive dining experiences also planned.
A series featuring London’s newest Michelin star-holders – including modern European spot Wild Honey, Korean-inspired Sollip and Evelyn’s Table, which mixes French and Japanese techniques – will run alongside a series “London’s Legends “, which will celebrate the “icons” of the capital. restaurant scene, such as The River Café, Otto’s and Rules.
Frog by Adam Handling and Wilton’s in St James will collaborate with Exmoor Caviar to explore the delicacy, while Claude Bosi’s Oyster Bar, SOLA and The Sea, The Sea will each host seafood-inspired dinners.
Special festival menus will land at restaurants such as Pachamama, Roast, Balthazar and Volta do Mar, while brewer Estrella Galicia will collaborate with Spanish restaurants Parrillan and Sabor for food-pairing events.
The festival also runs a number of tours, with restaurant trips as well as trips to some of London’s best parks, each ending with a visit to a nearby restaurant.
Wine and cocktail masterclasses are planned, including a women-led event focusing on some of Portland, Oregon’s finest wines, hosted by Chef Katy Millard and Princess of Shoreditch’s Ruth Hansom.
Tito’s Vodka will lead a boat trip on the Thames, fueled by vodka martinis and oysters, before ending with a seafood feast at Wright Brothers, while Champagne Drappier will present his creations alongside dishes from Benares, Galvin at Windows and Hakkasan.
Select London hotels are also getting in on the act, including the brand new The Londoner, with culinary experience programs throughout the weekend.
The festival, which was co-founded by Simon Davis alongside former Evening Standard food critic Fay Maschler in 2009, said: “The first summer edition of LRF last year proved so popular that we have decided to make it a regular summer fixture in London. schedule. We’re thrilled with the lineup, and it just shows that London is back and brimming with talent.
Festival director Chris Wright added: “While restaurants are now open and bustling, there is a collective sense of renewal in the industry. We have taken this opportunity to support restaurants and chefs as much as possible by offering a selection of the best in our summer edition. We are excited to launch our new events and experiences for all to enjoy.
The summer edition of the London Restaurant Festival runs from June 1-30. Tickets will go on sale from Monday, May 9, with pre-sale access available to American Express cardholders from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Head toward londonrestaurantfestivalsummer.com for more information.