London Culinary Events
Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in London. GAYOT's calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. We've also got the latest London Restaurant News and Wine Events.
February 11-May 6
To celebrate the new Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Le Caprice has created a value special menu. It includes two courses with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a ticket to the exhibition, and a limited edition print, for £38 per person. Reservations are available from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 9.30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday only. The show tickets are only valid on weekdays. To book, call 020-7629 2239 and quote “En Vogue.” Le Caprice, Arlington House, Arlington St., London SW1A 1RJ, 020-7629 2239.
Through April 2016
Street Feast's indoor night market Hawker House is back, and this time it’s heading over to Canada Water. Following a very successful winter stint in Dalston last year, it will this time be showcasing two floors of street food, bars and its now-famous whisky roulette, in a warehouse on Canada Street. New for this year is Neil Rankin's Meat Hook, Argentine-style, three-meter-long, whole-animal grill; and Up In My Grill, serving hunks of meat with shoestring fries and chimichurri. There'll be 13 street food vendors to choose from, and six bars serving everything from craft beer to classic cocktails. Hawker House will stay there until April 2016. Street Feast's Hawker House, Canada St., London SE16 2XU, no phone.
The Dorchester will be serving its Afternoon Tea outside of its Hyde Park Corner location for the first time in its 75-year history. Visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May will be given the opportunity to attend a £60 Afternoon Tea pop-up created by the hotel's head pastry chef David Girard in the on-site restaurant. RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SL, No phone.
The Great British Beer Festival will return August 9-13, 2016, featuring more than 900 cask and bottled ales, ciders and foreign beers. Olympia London has been set as the venue. Tickets cost £11 for each day or £29 for a season pass for non-members (prices are £9 for each day or £24 for a season pass for members). For more information, visit the official website
The London Restaurant Festival (October 1-31, 2016) is an umbrella event for all sorts of foodie and food-related happenings across London. You can go on gastronomic walks and road trips, see films themed around food, listen to debates, and a whole lot more. For more information visit the official website
Club Gascon offers a Chef's Special three-course menu for £28 from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and after 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Guests may encounter such dishes as a black pudding tart with truffle vinaigrette and aromatic broad beans or glazed ox cheek with iced Worcestershire. Club Gascon, 57 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS, 020-7796 0600.
Obika Mozzarella Bar is offering a free tasting plate (fresh buffalo mozzarella, crostini with n'duja, a slice of artisan pizza, or a piece of stuffed focaccia) when you order a drink. The special is available Monday to Friday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Obika Mozzarella Bar, 35 Bank St., London E14, 020-3239 8010.
Monday through Saturday
Head chef Joo Won has introduced a new gourmet fast food La Nuit menu to Park Lane, available at the Galvin at Windows bar at the top of The London Hilton on Park Lane. Expect the likes of Korean fried chicken, the Galvin's Dog Deluxe, and jam and custard doughnuts. The menu is available from noon to midnight Monday through Friday, and 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays. Galvin at Windows, The London Hilton on Park Lane , 22 Park Ln., 28th Floor, London W1K 1BE, 020-7208 4021.
Saturdays & Sundays
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught has introduced a six-course weekend menu with a roast chicken as the star of the show. The main dish of “Le Poulet du Dimanche” is chicken from Les Landes stuffed under the skin with seasonal mushrooms, served with boudin blanc and “Pommes Paysan.” The menu is available every Saturday from noon-2 p.m. and Sunday from noon-3 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.-9 p.m., costing £95 per couple. Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, The Connaught, Carlos Pl., London W1K 2AL, 020-3147 7200.
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