The London Restaurant Festival was started in 2009 and has grown tremendously in popularity and participants. The event was a brain child of Fay Maschler and Simon Davis. Nearly 400 venues participated in the event and 10,000 meals were served during the first time the event was organised. The next year saw an increase in participants, and 600 restaurants took part in the event as 30,000 meals were sold. The event has showcased London as a top notch culinary destination and has provided customers with experiences that they never knew existed in the city.
The festival can be divided into two parts: Festival menu and Event Menus. Festival menu has special dishes put together by the participating restaurants. Customers can go to the eatery and order them any time during the festival.
The Event menu is one that is served during different events including talks, debates and demonstrations. There is also a side order, or smaller events that take place alongside larger events.
Autumn - September is when the Festival Menus are listed and bookings for restaurants can be made. The actual event takes place in the first two weeks of October from 3 – 17 October.
The event is two weeks long and takes place in October.
How To Contact
If you require more information or want to particpate in the festival, you can contact the organizers at the following:
Contact: +44 207 259 0940
The event itself has no specific location and the restaurants change each year. The organizers are located at the following address:
St Michael’s House, 2, Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9RB, United Kingdom.
How to get there
If you want to reach the event organizers location you can use both tube and bus.
Visitors can use Sloan Square tube station to get to the festival organizer's office. From the station, travelers should make their way Southeast on Holbein Pl towards Whittaker St. Then turn left onto Whittaker St, continue onto Chester Row and after that, turn right onto Elizabeth St. After covering a little distance, you will find the destination on your left. View Map.
Ebury Street (Stop) is the closes TfL stop. You can use bus number C1 to get there.