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London Culinary Events

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in London. We feature a 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. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in London. We've also got the latest London Restaurant News and Wine Events.


November 17-January 1
During the holiday season, Claridge's hosts a Festive Afternoon Tea from November 17, 2014-January 1, 2015. It features a choice from 24 teas, as well as finger sandwiches, scones with Cornish clotted cream, pastries and Christmas pudding. Tea costs £75 per person and is served with a glass of bubbly. Claridge's, Brook St., London W1K 4HR, 020-7107 8862.


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.
In addition to its Fashion Afternoon Tea, The Mandeville Hotel London has introduced Men's Afternoon Tea at the deVille Restaurant. On offer are more masculine items like roast sirloin sandwiches, chicken satay, and chocolate brownies, as well as a selection of whiskies. Tea service starts at £23.50. The Mandeville Hotel London, Mandeville Place, London W1U 2BE, 020-7935 5599.
Galvin at Windows, atop The London Hilton on Park Lane, is one of London's top venues, with a fabulous view and a first-rate chef. But if the restaurant seems too full on at lunch, then try the good-value, seasonally changing bar menu. Take a selection of small tapas-style dishes like Scottish salmon, Dorset crab, avocado and pink ginger (£7), risotto of mushrooms and Parmesan (£6), steak with pommes purée (£12), and a cheese plate (£6) accompanied by specially priced drinks - a glass of Champagne at £6.50 or large glasses of wine from £5 to £7, and you have a rare feast at affordable prices. It's served Monday to Friday noon to 3pm (last orders). Galvin at Windows, The London Hilton on Park Lane , 22 Park Ln., 28th Floor, London W1K 1BE, 020-7208 4021.

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