The London Restaurant Festival 2013 – Become acquainted with the capital’s culinary superiority in style! The London Restaurant Festival (LRF) is an unabashed all-food affair, which takes place at different venues across the capital during the first two weeks of October.
The festival celebrates London’s thriving and utterly diverse restaurant scene, and with more than 800 restaurants participating, it’s safe to say that foodies will be in ‘seventh heaven’ at this mouth watering autumn event in the capital.
The successful sell-out Tapas Tour is now in its third year and showcases the best Spanish food available in London. You can buy a special LRF passport, which enables you to visit (and eat at) up to six Spanish tapas restaurants in a day. Virtually all of the top London tapas bars will be participating, including Fernandez and Wells, Copita and Barrica, and El Pirata, amongst many others. Be warned though, six visits to six different tapas bars usually means that you will have at least six drinks!
With your unique LRF Japanese Journey passport you may visit up to six of the best Japanese restaurants. Expect to eat at Inamo, Tonkotsu, and other high ranking Japanese restaurants. The Japanese are participating at the festival for the first time and in typical Japanese fashion they will be out to impress.
Gourmet Odyssey was the original idea for the London Restaurant Festival and has remained a justifiably popular feature of the event! The tour takes you to a top restaurant for a starter and then onwards to another superb restaurant for the main course and then (you’ve guessed it) to a final top-notch restaurant for desert. Laurent-Perrier champagne will be served at each restaurant to compliment each dish. Route- master buses will be used to chauffeur you around London as you go from one great eatery to another.
Shard Gourmet Odyssey
Making its first appearance at the London Restaurant Festival, the Shard will join in the fun by having its own gourmet odyssey. Each of the Shard’s three restaurants will serve a course, similar to the original Gourmet Odyssey. The tour will finish high up on the viewing platform and with Laurent-Perrier champagne being served with every dish, don’t get too close to the edge – Steep drops and alcohol don’t mix!
There are many more culinary delights on offer besides those listed above and the London Restaurant Festival is a truly exciting and unique way to become acquainted with the very best of the capital’s pulsating culinary scene.
Tickets can be bought through the festival website.