London Restaurant Festival is back for 2023, and it is the 15th year running. The month-long event is a highlight in London’s culinary calendar, where great restaurants around the city team up for special menus, masterclasses, and a general celebration of the city’s food scene. The festival runs twice a year, and the next leg happens in October to take advantage of autumnal ingredients.
Food enthusiasts can expect a lot of exciting things from the festival, including unique and delicious dishes, and opportunities to learn from the best in the industry. With so much to offer, London Restaurant Festival is an event that food lovers should not miss.
- London Restaurant Festival is back for 2023, and it is the 15th year running.
- The festival runs twice a year, and the next leg happens in October to take advantage of autumnal ingredients.
- The festival offers unique and delicious dishes, and opportunities to learn from the best in the industry.
Things to Keep an Eye Out For
Top Ten Cuisines
London Restaurant Festival (LRF) is back with its popular series of ten special tasting menus featuring world cuisines prepared by ten renowned London chefs. The festival has managed to secure some of the most exciting chefs in London this year, and the hype is real.
One of the restaurants you should definitely check out is JOIA, the new Portuguese restaurant located at Battersea Power Station. Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa will be serving a multi-course Portuguese feast on the 15th floor, promising an unforgettable dining experience.
Another must-try is Alex Webb’s British menu at Park Lane. After winning Masterchef: The Professionals and gaining attention for his 2022 restaurant debut, Webb has become a rising star in the culinary world.
To secure a spot, make sure to book your tickets as soon as the participating restaurants are announced. You can find the full list of restaurants and book your tickets on the festival’s website.
Restaurant Hopping Tours
Why settle for one restaurant when you can try a little bit of everything? LRF understands this desire, and has offered three restaurant hopping tours where you can sample small dishes from different restaurants.
This year, the festival offers four tours: Soho, Fitzrovia, Carnaby Street, and Regent’s Street. Each tour costs £47 and includes four stops.
If you’re having trouble deciding which tour to take, Fitzrovia is a great choice for lovers of experimental Spanish cooking. Ember Yard is one of the featured restaurants, and their dishes are sure to impress.
For those who want to learn how to recreate the dishes they’ve tasted, LRF has got you covered. The festival offers masterclasses taught by renowned chefs, giving you insider knowledge on how to perfect your culinary skills.
Last year, The Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane offered Negroni masterclasses, while Michelin-starred chef Nieves Barragan from Sabor taught classes on Spanish cooking. This year, Hide is offering whisky tastings, and L’oscar London is holding a general spirits masterclass in their Committee Room.
The festival offers much more than just the highlights mentioned above. On opening night (31st May), there will be a food festival at POP Brixton, and over 50 restaurants will offer special menus for the duration of the festival.
To learn more about the festival and purchase tickets, visit the festival’s website. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the best of London’s culinary scene.
London Restaurant Festival: Practical Information
- Location: Restaurants all over London
- Dates: June and October
- Cost: Varies by restaurant
- Visit the festival’s website for more information.