Best Food Events in London
London has so much to offer for everyone's individual tastes (both in food and style!). From cabaret to afternoon tea, and burlesque to fancy dinner dances, we have selected the most inspiring, absorbing and enchanting events. So why not ditch the take-away pizza and make your meal memorable? Here is our recommended list of the best food events in London.
Last updated on 26th May 2017
For London Evening Standard Food Month, the Emirates Cable Car is transforming into the highest restaurant over the Thames. You’ll get to enjoy uninterrupted of views of the city while feasting on a four course menu of delicious food, expertly paired with an accompanying drinks and cocktails selection.
The 90s Brunch offers a daytime event brimming with nostalgic merriment. Taking you backstreet back in time, revel in the glory of this decade with a brunch spread of 90s inspired treats, washed down with bottomless Mimosas for an hour. There’s a full-on 90s dress up box, prizes for the winners of the lip-sync battles and a floor-slaying playlist of the most poppin’ classic tunes of the decade.
For an experience you're not likely to forget in a hurry, head to the San Daniele in North London and take part in Eat Grub, a pop-up event that celebrates eating insects. With the help of chef Seb Holmes, the event will serve a number of thai-inspired dishes, all created using tasty insects. Enjoy a delicious meal worm dish or crunch down on a few tasty cockroaches.
Chef Frederick Forster and Hush Heath Estate wines are celebrating the best of British this summer, hosting a stunning 5-course dinner where each course has been paired with a complementing fine wine. Revolving solely around Great British ingredients and traditional recipes, expect to leave this food event in London with a huge smile and a full belly.
Neverland is bringing the fun of the seaside to London with a Thameside white sand beach complete with some of London's best foodie offerings. Grab burgers from Duck Truck, cheesy goodness from Le Rac Shack and Mexican inspired cuisine from Taco Dave.
Taking place at Princess Victoria in Shepherd's Bush, this evening is part of London Food Month. Join the beautiful pub for an evening of a butchery masterclass which will then lead onto a four-course meal complete with wine pairing.
Ever wondered what it's like to enjoy a civilised meal on the tube? No? Well, you should because now the experience is upon you with The Underground Supper Club, one of London's coolest food events. Step into the carriage without the huff, puff and sweaty commuters and enjoy a delicious 4 course tasting menu complete with a complimentary cocktail.
The Underground Supper Club is back, this time offering you three courses of delicious BBQ food from the quirky surroundings of a decommissioned 1967 London Underground carriage. The meat is supplied by Smithfield Market, the welcome cocktail from an award-winning distillery and the company is some of the best in London.
Sing, dance, drink and dine – that’s the philosophy at Aquum’s Bottomless Brunch. Eat some of their delicious food, drink unlimited prosecco and then it’s time to play. They have Jenga, Twister, Articulate and a ball pit so you can be a big kid at their prosecco brunch.
Travel to Victorian London and experience the taste of the seven deadly sins. In the Dungeon Tavern you’ll be tempted to taste everything from wrathful jerk chicken to prideful British pies and gluttonous, hearty East End dishes. You’ll be able to dress up in Victorian accessories and visit the Drop Ride of Doom too.
There’s no greater food event than a celebration of chicken wings! At Grand Union Chancery Lane, you can tuck into unlimited chicken wings, choosing from classic, zesty or fiery flavours. Then you can wash it all down with happy hour drinks all day.
The London Oys'tour is the city's only oyster-based bar crawl. Taking guests around to 4 great oyster bars, chef/shucker Simon Lamont will lead this informative masterclass, teaching guests all about the complexity of preparing and eating fresh oysters. With a trip to a secret speakeasy bar also included in the day, this promises to be a fun night of facts.
Whoever thought to bring together drinking, pizza en masse and throwing darts at an electronic scoring darts board is an absolute genius and we thank them greatly. Without them, none of this would be possible. SO without further ado we invite you to experience how Flight Club do brunch. HINT: it features all of the above (darts, prosecco and pizza). Food events in London just went next level.
Fridays are feasting at Empress Market, delivering you two dishes of Karachi folk cuisine and a drink of prosecco, wine, beer or soft drink for only £15. Come for the value yet delicious food, stay for the New Orleans party atmosphere the pervades the whole venue.
The lovely little Social Pantry Cafe in Battersea is hosting a supperclub with Hayman's Gin. The kitchen team will be cooking up a four-course feast which includes a spring chicken dish and an elderflower buttermilk pannacotta dessert, while family brand Hayman's will match each course with a gin cocktail.
Join The Lady Ottoline as they celebrate The Evening Standard's London Food Month. Head over to Holborn to work your way through a sharing board of traditional British nibbles and a rotational selection of gin and tonics chosen from their huge range of gins.
Head to Ping Pong in Covent Garden and put your skills to the test at one of their weekly Dim Sum masterclasses. The venue's talented chefs will guide everyone through the process of creating restaurant-standard dim sum, stuffed with delicious flavours and neatly folded. All for just £15 per person, this Central London event is perfect for anyone looking to try something new.
This beginners urban foraging session not only promises a tour around the beautiful and bountiful Hackney Marshes, it also encompasses coffees, chats and light snacks back at Shane's on Canalside using the ingredients you've found along the way.
MATR is a Nordic food experience, offering up rustic, regional food that utilises old Viking techniques to create some sensational flavours. With up to 12 people around the table exchanging stories in a fine-dining experience, you’ll receive seven delicious courses, with the option to pair with juices and wines.
Club Lola and Driptych Brew Co. have teamed up this June, hosting a great supper club in an active brewery. Guests are invited to Ubrew in South London, where they will get to enjoy a seasonal meal where each dish has been paired with a particular craft beer. Grab a drink, relax and soak up everything on offer at this fun event in London.
Love tacos in the sunshine? Get down to Brixton for the first ever rooftop taco festival, featuring tacos from some of the finest food traders in the city, frozen margaritas, tequila and Latin music aplenty. Tickets will give you three free tacos and a drink as well.
After the unprecedented success of their bottomless brunch, the Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf are hosting a Strictly Come Drag Dinner. This fun food event in London will involve 2 delicious courses of dinner, with a series of dazzling live dance routines and performances placed between courses. Expect to be blown away.
Think beautiful homemade breads, pastas and sauces at this Italian feast, hosted from the quirky and decadent Dead Dolls House in Islington. Your ticket includes four delicious courses of braised meats, shellfish and authentic Italian fare.
Indulge in a night of luxury food as the Pillars Restaurant embark on a night of delicious food. Guests are introduced to the food before feasting on a delectable four course meal. While eating, screens across the venue will stream into the kitchen, where guests can watch as the professional chefs will talk them through the flavours and the process of making the dish. Wine expertly paired with the flavours are available.
Not only will Pop Brixton be calling an end to their second anniversary celebrations with music, film and shopping, they’ll be playing host to some of the finest street food traders in the city. And if that sounds appetising, then book in for their brunch and you can get a delicious meal supplied by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and Scoop.
Head to swanky venue Aquavit as they host a Swedish whiskey and gin evening in association with the Swedish-Anglo association. To celebrate Sweden's national day, there will be six course, plenty of drinks and talks from two journalists from whiskeyABC.
Enjoy Michelin Starred food while helping charity as Shay Cooper joins forces with The Social Club. Taking place in South London, the evening will be a four course meal along with a welcome cocktail with proceeds going to a charity that aims to tackle homelessness through training programmes.
Bottomless brunches don’t get more delicious than Hanger SW6’s bank holiday feast. Along with unlimited prosecco and Bloody Marys, you’ll get to feast on a steak roast, including beef fat roast potatoes, charred & ember roasted vegetables, a Yorkshire pudding and more.
How about, instead of your standard brunch fare, you had two hours of bottomless frozen margaritas, frozen tequila coladas and Mexican Kir Royale, while having a proper Mexican fiesta? You can get all of that while a live band and other Latin performers keep you entertained, and you can feast on a delicious three-course meal of Mexican food.
Supplying some of London's finest restaurants, Hugo Jeffreys has been curing meat for longer than he'd care to admit. For one day only, he'll be hosting a butchers class for beginners this June, teaching Londoners all about how to use every part of the pig and how to correctly roll out each cut. Head to the Cannon and Cannon, and take part in this fun food event in London.
Enjoy dinner with a difference and maybe meet someone special at Maybmore Interactive. Guests will enjoy a three course dinner in an elegant dining room before taking part in an exclusive virtual reality experience, where you are able to show off your creativity in the ground-breaking Tilt Brush game. Share a new experience, eat a fantastic dinner and maybe meet someone new.
Ever had bottomless brunch on the beach? Not like this you haven't; head to Brixton Beach for the best start to your weekends with bottomless prosecco, frozen cocktails and beer along with plenty of streetfood grub to fill you up.
How does a party dedicated to bottomless cocktails and pizza sound? We thought that would catch your interest – head over to the Rolling Stock for a whole day dedicated to two of the greatest things in life. Not only will you get an hour of free-flowing cocktails, but another hour of endless pizza, before taking party in a dance party and hip hop karaoke.
Based just a stone's throw away from Old Street Roundabout, Urban Coterie is hosting a glamours cocktail and dinner session for 5 lucky guests. With one night in March dedicated to Pinkster Gin and another evening in April focussing on Havana Club rum, guests will be served 3 cocktails on the night, each of which has been paired with a delicious cocktail.
Gastrovino in Chelsea holds itself to the highest standards and always strives to achieve the highest level of authenticity that it can with regards to the Italian food it serves. To prove to Londoners that aperitivo is not just cocktails at night but instead a chance to unwind with wine and food after work, the team invite the city into their restaurant every Wednesday night. With live music, delicious food and even better wine on offer, this is the perfect way to decompress after a long day at work.
Taking place in London's original rock n roll hotel, Sanctum Soho, this bottomless brunch is a great way to kick off your weekend shenanigans. The venue will invite in DJ Edward Adoo to soundtrack the event, there will be delicious brunch plates and best of all, bottomless prosecco.
Looking for an excuse for a catch-up with the girls? Look no further as Crab Tavern in the City put on Ladies night complete with three courses for £20; add bottomless prosecco or wine in for an extra £15.
What better than a roast dinner with lashings of gravy, piles of vegetables and hearty cuts of meat? A roast that is accompanied by live jazz, that's what! The Honor Oak in Forest Hill is jazzing up their Sundays with epic Sunday dinners and a cracking show of live music.
Sky Garden is joining forces with renowned Chateau Ste Michelle and Stag's Leap for an evening of delicious food and excellent wine. Set to a backdrop of London views, the evening will be six courses, a canape receptions and vintage wines.
Every last Sunday of the month, Faaji Sundays will get you to experience the deep cultural history of West African culture. Alongside a four course menu of West African food, guest will get to experience a live band bringing the best in new and old African music. If you love dinner, culture and fun, this is the drunch event for you.
Brother Marcus in Balham is taking their delicious home cooked food one step further and inviting in some of London's finest chefs to put on supper clubs. Head to the South London cafe to stuff yourself with everything from Yorkshire puds through to a Mexican bonanza.
In tandem with the Evening Standard's food month, VINtwined is hosting a series of dinners that showcase the best of Britain's ever-expanding wine scene. Each of the three courses of food has been inspired by a particular English wine and will highlight the very best flavours on offer right here in the capital.
ROOTED are known for their delicious and nutritious food and they're combining it with a unique event this January. Start your morning with a Rumble class by 1 Rebel before ROOTED put on a Vinyasa yoga class and then feed you their delicious goodies.
For a night of stunning food and event better wine, head to Cactus Kitchens in South London and enjoy a stunning dinner that revolves around the finest bottles of wine available in London. Sunday Brunch wine expert Raul Diaz and Roux Executive chef Toby Stuart are the masterminds behind this dinner. On the night, guests will taste 5 stunning wines, each of which is served with a complementing course of food.
Old Street’s table tennis hangout is now doing bottomless brunch, where you’ll be able to take in a relaxed Sunday featuring pizza, prosecco and ping-pong. There’s no smashed avocado here, instead you’ll be feasting on unlimited slices of specialty brunch pizzas - paired with bottomless prosecco of course - and picking up a paddle for a few games in between mouthfuls. It’s an alternative brunch that offers loads of fun, and there’s music from the DJs at Hoxton Radio!
Learn exactly how to pair wine and cheese at the relaxed, fun event. Through five delicious pairings, guests will learn all about how the different flavours work through stories and relaxed, conversational questions. If you love cheese, wine and good company, this is the event for you.
Get ready to up your dinner party game at this Dim Sum masterclass, as the team at Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant teach you how to make some delicious dim sum. Things kick off with a talk on the history of the Chinese dish, before you watch the chef work his magic and then lets you loose.
The Hanger SW6 in Fulham opens up its secret underground bar this January, offering West London's brunch mad crowds a bottomless feast like no other. The team will serve two delicious courses of amazing brunch food, including a hearty steak and eggs offering, alongside glass after glass of ice cold prosecco and fiery Bloody Mary. How better to clear your head on a Saturday morning?
Hidden in a courtyard in Mayfair – boasting some of the best fine dining spaces, coupled with an incredibly popular cocktail bar – is an exclusive supper club just for you. Celebrating London Food Month, each week will see a different host take over to deliver a different experience with each event.
Set yourself up on The Windmill Mayfair's rooftop this summer as they pack picnic hampers full of delicious treats including scotch eggs, pies and brownies. Sipsmith are joining in the fun too as their master mixologists whip you up three delicious drinks.
Inspired by the spicy, smokey flavours of the South, Hip Hop brunch offers it's guests a chance to try a slice of Texan life at their Saturday brunch. Celebrating all things Hip Hop related and with a urban karaoke session, this isn't your typical Saturday brunch. The compelling menu includes mouth-watering starters, such as lemon and chilli chicken wings, and even better mains, like the buttermilk-spiced fried chicken thighs.
Inspiring Chefs is a series of cooking classes and eating events that incorporate flavours from across the globe. Learn how to cook the cuisine of Cameroon in a unique class located in Brixton or travel the world through an eight-course tasting menu that involves four different chefs.
Thursday FEASTS are bringing a whole heap of deliciousness to Greenwich as swanky venue Craft hosts a monthly supper club. The evening will be a delicious mix of different ingredients and cooking techniques, from whole smoking a lamb through to seven courses of vegetarian fare.
The W Hotel in Leicester Square pulls out all the stops each Sunday, hosting a brunch session that's certain to leave you smiling. Guests will be forced between a retox meal of hearty brunch dishes and bottomless bubbles, or a detox meal of fruit juice and healthy snacks.
Fill your Saturday boots with a healthy dose of Champagne and brunch style foods at Villandry St James's for just £40. Saturdays are made for indulgent goodies so this is the perfect remedy to your Friday night hangover or your weekend activity pangs. Bubbles and brunch at a beautiful venue? Check! Why not try their Unlimited Prosecco Brunch too?
Celebrating all the beauty of the traditional weekend roast dinner, Hanger SW6 open their doors every Sunday to London's many food enthusiasts. Using only the freshest ingredients around, the chefs plate up a delicious steak, served with roast trimmings, and a traditional British dessert to all their guests.
It's back and it's bigger than ever, London Wing Fest celebrates the mighty buffalo wing with a whole two days of events. Head to the Printworks to try some of the best wings in London, munch your way through various vendor's wares and listen to cracking live music as you go.
To celebrate the Swedish summer tradition of Kräftpremiär, Aquavit will be recreating the festival. Known as the crayfish festival, guests will be treated to mounds of traditional crayfish, Swedish food, song sheets and bibs to recreate the experience.
She's here, she's fabulous, get used to it. Tina Turner Tea Lady is the one and only host at a whole new brunch craze that is taking Clapham by storm. The Candlemaker invite you down to experience their Steamy Bingo Bottomless Brunch which is set to be one fun food event in London complete with nonsense, mayhem and general debauchery.
With bottomless Bloody Marys and Prosecco along with two courses of brunch dishes, Soul Store West's Summer brunch promises to be a massive affair. Head over to Kilburn as they party from 12pm with DJs, games and a huge atmosphere.
Searcy’s Bar at the Gherkin are teaming up with Laurent Perrier to deliver a top quality brunch. You’ll be treated to a four-course, decadent brunch meal as well as a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne. Meanwhile, you can look out at the spectacular views of the city only found within Searcy’s.
It’s not often that you’re encouraged to eat delicious food, drink bottomless drinks and sing along to your favourite childhood, fairy tale songs – but this is the opportunity put in front of you! A fabulous theatrical troupe will be singing the songs while you are both encouraged to dress up and sing with them. With prizes for best dressed, this will be the most magical brunch of your life.
This supper club gives you the opportunity to taste the freshest and most creative food in Islington. Guests will be treated to a four-course menu with option wine pairing, with each dish showcasing the best produce created and grown by artisan producers and farmers working with the Islington Food Assembly.
Head to The Vestry in Farringdon and enjoy a great tapas and beer pairing evening, created by a brand ambassador from Estrella Damm. With traditional Catalonian recipes on show and a variety of beers to sample, there are few better beer and food-pairing evenings out there in London.
Celebrating the holiest of matrimony's, The Draft House on Charlotte Street are bringing together big olde burgers and craft beer to give you one hearty, no messin' about boozy brunch. Forget the bottomless prosecco, what you want is a dirty 28-day dry-aged Scottish Aberdeen Angus burger and a round of six craft beers. And that's just what you'll get right here.
Food events in London do not get sweeter than this. If you are a lover of all things chocolate, then you’ll adore a MyChocolate event. Not only does it feature the milky goodness we all treasure, they also combine playful creativity, charm and a commitment to service to create a night you’ll never forget.