To add to the ticketed events, dozens of top restaurants create their own one-off dinners, dishes and tastings. The festival fringe, if you like: our selection of the finest food phenomena occurring around London during October.


Koya Bar

For one week only Koya Bar will offer a special dessert and cocktail pairing.

Kitchen Table: there must be an Angel

James Knappett collaborates on a one-off dinner with Angel Vázquez from Intro in Puebla, Mexico, known for his globetrotting cooking style.

The Demi Dog at Bubbledogs

Yes, it's a hot dog created by a drum 'n' bass DJ (Brooklyn-based Dieselboy) and chef Bryce Shuman of Betony in Midtown, replete with labne, Indian lime pickle, clover sprouts – and a za'atar lightning bolt!

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon: bloc party

Join Ivo Stoyanov, L'Atelier's charming Bulgarian-born head sommelier, for a three-course dinner in the dashing private dining room, accompanied by exceptional and fascinating wines from the former Eastern Bloc countries. Limited to twelve places.

Rita’s x Merchants Tavern

On the evening of 18th October, Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch will be swinging open its doors to much-loved Hackney locals Rita’s, for a special one off pop-up collaboration

Bao wow

An exclusive sweet-toothed creation to celebrate London Restaurant Festival: deep-fried Bao fries with concentrated milk, peanut and sesame powder.

Caravan Cupping and Brunch

Learn about the specialty coffee bean – from origin to restaurant cup – and the best brewing techniques for the home enthusiast with the experts.

James Lowe’s Game Dinner

When James Lowe invites guest chefs from around the world the resulting menus are something to behold.

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