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The Best Of London Food Month

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If you’re a bit of a foodie, this is something to get excited about… With food guru Grace Dent at the helm alongside some of the city’s most celebrated chefs, restaurants and street food kings, London Food Month – the capital’s hottest new food festival – will run throughout June, promising all manner of culinary delights. An entire month of delicious celebrations with hundreds of pop-ups, supper clubs and plenty of food-fuelled fun? What’s not to like. Here’s our pick of the best events…

The Night Market

At the heart of the celebrations will be the Night Market – a two-week market showcasing some of the city’s hottest chefs and street food vendors. Among the 50 traders, look forward to Mama’s Jerk, Patty & Bun, The Cheese Truck, SMOKESTAK and Le Bao, as well as cocktails from the World Class Craft Bar, summer whiskies from the Bulleit Bourbon Woody trailer and bloody Mary masterclasses and espresso martinis from the Ketel One Vodka Kitchen. Food classes and afternoon teas will also be available.

Perks Field near Kensington Gardens, 7th – 18th June, tickets from £15



Angela Hartnett At The Night Market

If you’re a fan of Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred fare, the celebrated chef will be running a two-week residency in the Night Market, showcasing classic dishes from all her restaurants in pop-up street food form. Dishes will include salt cod fritters from Cafe Murano, roast quail aioli from Merchants Tavern and rabbit tortellini and cannoli pistachio vanilla from Murano.

Perks Field near Kensington Gardens, 7th – 18th June, tickets from £15



The Foodhall At Fortnum & Mason

For a quintessentially English midnight feast, head to Fortnum & Mason, who will be hosting a sumptuous late-night three-course supper to devour after hours. Look forward to Glenarm beef, the finest of cheeses and succulent cuts of cured meats and preserves.

181 Piccadilly W1A 1ER, 30th June, 10:30pm – 2am, tickets £100

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David Thompson At Som Saa

The renowned Thailand-based chef, David Thompson, will bring his Michelin-starred morsels to east London’s Som Saa, in celebration of sizzling Thai street food. For one night only, David will be showcasing dishes from his latest venture, street food-focused Long Chim, which has branches in Singapore, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, alongside classic dishes from Som Saa, Smoking Goat, Kiln and The Begging Bowl.

43a Commercial Street, Spitalfields E1 6BD, 26th June, booking essential



Spring X Portland

In a bid to tackle food waste, Skye Gyngell and the team from Spring will collaborate with Merlin Labron-Johnson from Portland to host a six-course lunch for 80 people at Skye’s Somerset House restaurant, Spring. The decadent menu will use sustainable, biodynamic ingredients donated by the farmers, producers and chefs, whom Portland and Spring work with, that otherwise might have been discarded or thrown away. As well as delicious food, Skye and Merlin will teach diners how to combat food waste.

Spring Restaurant, Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House, Strand WC2R 1LA, 11th June, 1pm, tickets £40



Bloodshot Supper Club

Taking late-night dining to whole new level, chef and restaurateur Robin Gill will be launching two new Bloodshot Supper Clubs, pulling together the very best creative talent from the food, brewing, mixology and music scene. A legendary feast of the senses – but not for the faint-hearted – this is creative dining in its purest form. Enter if you dare…

Hawksmoor’s Cooks' Room, Borough, 4th June; The Dairy, Clapham, 24th June; tickets £75 per head



Brixton Beach

Brixton’s latest sandy pop-up will welcome some of London’s top chefs to host weekly beach BBQs. Every Thursday there’ll be a new selection of grills, cocktails and live music. Get ready to get your dance on.

Pope's Road, Brixton SW9 8JH, Thursdays throughout June and the rest of the summer, booking advised



Seven Days Of Gaucho

Steak fans are in for a treat in June as Gaucho brings seven spectacular events to London to celebrate classic Argentinian cuisine. From The Divine Bovine – their celebration of the best Argentine Beef – to the Summer Terrace Electro Brunch, all you need to do is arrive hungry.

Various venues and dates in June



Taco Wars At Hawker House

There’ll be an epic line-up of London’s best taco makers battling it out at Hawker House this June, with tacos from Rosio Sanchez, Bad Sports, Temper and Club Mexicana, but whose efforts will be crowned Britain’s Best Taco 2017? Frozen tequila cocktails will, of course, be thrown in as part of the celebrations.

Canada Street, Canada Water SE16 7PJ, 24th June, booking advised



Westfield Open-Air Cinema

Forget popcorn — pair a classic film with some delicious dishes. The Westfield open-air cinema in the Night Market will screen an array of cinematic classics including The Grand Budapest Hotel, Cocktail, Back To The Future and Notting Hill.

Perks Field near Kensington Gardens, 7th – 18th June, tickets for Night Market from £15



Mangal Monday At Berber & Q

Grilled meat gurus Berber & Q will be throwing down the gauntlet to four guest chefs, including Andrew Clarke of Brunswick House, Ottolenghi’s Ramael Scully, Salon’s Nicholas Balfe and Pitt Cue’s head chef, Oscar Holgado, to showcase their takes on a Mangal supper.

338 Acton Mews, Haggerston E8 4EA, Mondays throughout June, booking advised



Millie’s Afternoon Spa-Tea

Head to Millie’s Lounge at newly opened The Ned for some indulgence. Start off with afternoon tea, where you can feast on quaint finger sandwiches and a selection of sweet treats, followed by a manicure and pedicure at Barber & Parlour. The ideal way to while away an afternoon.

27 Poultry, Bank EC2R 8AJ, £45 for afternoon tea, available throughout June, booking advised


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