London already has a load of new terraces and outside spaces this summer, but Bourne and Hollingsworth have several killer USPs that they're banking on to make their new Hoxton summer experience, Beautiful Allotment, a must-visit. To start with, guests who book their summer countryside takeover of the gardens at The Geffrye Museum will be able to kick things in proper Countryfile style, getting picked up in a tractor pulling a vintage trailer complete
Shoreditch's Vegan Nights market is set to go next level for August as part of a new vegan lifestyle festival at The Old Truman Brewery. Running for the whole of the month, V For says they're aimed at vegans, vegetarians and the V curious (their term, not ours) with fitness, shopping and food events running throughout the festival.
On the food front, in addition to Vegan Nights' usual traders there are a couple of interesting new folk. Key among those is
This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill. Put a 'meeting' in your google calendar, ward off any colleagues with an 'I'm far too busy to talk right now' look and get ready to buy your tickets to this year's Auction Against Hunger.
It's one of our favourite events in the London foodie calendar, supporting incredibly important charity work, and this year's line-up looks unmissable. Taking place in the Market Hall at Borough some of London's top chefs,
London Wine Week will endeavour to keep Londoners' glasses filled with great wine. There are masterclasses, tastings and more - and this year you'll find the festival hub in Southwark in Flat Iron Square.
Now here's a festival we can really get behind. If you're wondering about whether to stay in town over the long Easter weekend, then the return of the Homerton International Festival Of Beer and Bar Snacks might swing the decision for you.
It all takes place at The Adam & Eve pub, where they've handed over their kitchen to Smoking Goat Shoreditch and a specially selected 100% vegan pop up who will be working with their own kitchen team Rockadollar. Smoking Goat
Cricket and dining come together at Lord's for the Lord's Dining Club - which has some pretty impressive names lined up. It's been put together by Andrew Fishwick (previously behind The Truscott Arms and Truscott Cellar) and will see them taking over the Lord's historic dining room.
The names involved - who have nine Michelin stars between them - are:
If you've been considering leaving town for Easter weekend, we may have news that'll make you change your mind. Returning for a third instalment is Cheese Town - the food festival (not to be confused with the dire Giant Cheese Board which broke the internet just before Christmas).
Moving from Brixton to Flat Iron Square in Borough the event features a range of street food traders, all serving up something deeply cheesy. So there's:
You've got to hand it to Action Against Hunger, the folk at that charity really know how to put an interesting sounding event together. And they usually have some top restaurant partners in whatever they do. So we're not that surprised to hear about their upcoming Moveable Feasts.
If you've ever been on one of the London Restaurant Festival's Gourmet Odysseys, this is along similar lines although you'll be walking between each restaurant - just as well, really.
Updated 8/2/18 with auction details
Has it really been eight years since the Scotch Egg Challenge first pitted London's chefs against each other in a battle to come up with the best deep-fried egg combo? Apparently so as the eighth bout of this annual contest is about to come round again.
Taking place at The Canonbury pub in Highbury & Islington on 21 February, the challenge will be hosted by author and writer Joe Warwick. The judges
A good kebab can be a great thing - but want to know what's better? Enjoying kebabs by five of London's top restaurants going head-to-head over who makes the best one.
That's the premise behind the Great British Bab Off [or GBBO if you prefer] - a charity event conceived of by Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho’s gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab.
Taking place on
Exciting news for fans of cake - and all for the best possible cause - Bake For Syria is happening again on Saturday November 18th. It's all in aid of Unicef's vital work with Syrian children, and will bring together the country's very finest bakers and bakeries, in the lovely surroundings of Old Spitalfields Market.
The inaugral event earlier this year raised more than £10,000: that's a lot of cake - with all profits going to
A veritable who’s who of London’s restaurants are about to get a touch more Syrian when #CookforSyria returns for a second year.
Each restaurant will add a dish with a Syrian twist to their menu for the month-long initiative, with £2 from the sale of each going to UNICEF’s Children of Syria appeal.
A seriously HUGE number of restaurants are involved (and we’ll list them all below) but some of the standouts include a
An event for the calendar is coming up - the Severn Sisters Feast which sees 11 women from the world of food and drink team up. The night is a platform for established and emerging female talent in the industry, and to raise money for Action Against Hunger.
Set up by Romy Gill, the event features: Zoe Adjonyoh, Rosie Birkett, Xanthe Clay, Natasha Corrett, Elly Curshen, Maria Elia,
Head up to the 40th floor private dining room for a late night dinner with an epic view
Get your rainbow flags out - it’s time once again for Pride, and London’s restaurants are primed and ready to show their support. Read on to find out where to get your multicoloured foodie fixes (and believe us, there's a LOT of rainbows) while doing your bit to show solidarity with LGBT folks.
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