London Restaurant Festival to go ahead in October

Published 3 August 2020

Good news for the capital: the annual London Restaurant Festival is returning for the 12th year this October. As expected, changes will be made due to coronavirus, incorporating ‘at home’ experiences alongside the usual restaurant events.

Many of the capitals leading chefs and restaurants have already committed to taking part, including Anna Haugh at Myrtle, Claude Bosi at Bibendum and Vivek Singh at The Cinnamon Club.

In partnership with American Express, the festival features a line-up of 60 exclusive culinary events. Intent on making sure those at home don’t miss out, ‘LFR At Home’ allows guests to join chefs live from the comfort of their own kitchen.

There will be 20 LFR Feasts At-Home, with Gymkhana, Roka, Hide, The Ninth and many more involved. There will also be five additional menus where chefs will join guests virtually for dinner and answer their questions.

LFR’s most popular events, including Tasting Menus, will also go ahead, providing ticket holders with a taste of some of London’s most exciting restaurant and chefs, including Sabor and Barrafina. The festivals Gourmet Odysseys, where guests have a six-course lunch with starters, mains and desserts in different restaurants, also remains, but this year takes place in private dining rooms across the capital.

“LFR was established to celebrate and reflect the phenomenally vibrant London restaurant scene through exclusive experiences that inspire people to visit as many restaurants as possible throughout October” comments Simon Davis, who founded the festival alongside Fay Maschler in 2009. “LFR will bring together the capital’s leading chefs and restaurants in a month of small-scale, socially-distanced events and experiences.”

London Restaurant Festival runs for the month of October. For more information or to get involved, visit the website here

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