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 24th October 2016
Dandy Dining will combine theatre, music and stunning food to create nothing short of a sumptuous feast of the senses in November. Kicking off with a tuba solo from Sasha Koushk-Jalali (London Symphony Orchestra), guests will feast on a five-course meal prepared by the heralded chef Lukasz Kielbasinski, with a glass of wine accompanying each course. Keep on your toes ready for another special guest performance while you indulge in one of the hottest supper club experiences this winter.
Orange St. are bringing their brand of sunny Californian food to The Joker of Penton Street in Angel. The upstairs room of the pub will be transformed for a social supper club serving up a load of delicious tacos. Begin with a range of starters before moving on to six scrumptious tacos and dessert.
Returning for a 5th time and offering a supper club experience full of fresh food and delicious drinks, the Homegrown Seasonal Supper Club again takes over a section of Pop Brixton for two nights this Autumn. Serving 5 courses, each composed using only the freshest seasonal fruit and vegetables on offer after the Autumn Harvest, the night is framed by plenty of aromatic wine and carefully crafted cocktails.
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 withut 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.
Picture the scene. You wake up, your head is throbbing, you're severely dehydrated and you're in dire need of some food. With Monday mourning looming, and the pain feeling endless, the team at the Clapham North prescribe a hearty hangover brunch as your remedy. With all the Eggs Benedict you could want, and bottomless Berocca cocktails and Bloody Mary on hand for the 'hair of the dog' treatment, you'll definitely feel way better after this hangover curing brunch.
With something of a reputation for delivering successful pop-ups to London's curious crowds, Jimmy Foraged presents his latest pop-up this November. This opulent event will take place at Divine Cellars and will be centred around a delicious 8 course dinner, which, for a small additional fee, will feature a selection of fine red and white wines. With a range of flavour combinations on show and some of the finest wines available in store, this is one pop-up event in London that won't be forgotten soon.
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!
When it comes to hosting creative and quirky supper clubs, Christabel is right up there with the best. Join her and a select group of guests in an intimate, secret flat overlooking Regent’s Canal, where she’ll be serving a menu packed with nostalgia and delicious playful treats. So what’s on the menu? Think build-your-own quinoa sandcastles, painted ginger honey chicken and shortbread jenga treats, and you’re on the right track.
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.
If you like reserving your Sundays for kicking back and chilling, it’s probably wise that you avoid the Grand Union in Brixton. These guys don’t hold back; offering a burger (or any other main from the menu, for that matter) alongside 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco for just £25.
Voted as the 6th best pop-up in the world by American Express just last year, POPdown are back to open another interactive restaurant overlooking the beautiful Borough Market. Make your way along for a dining experience to savour, with a 5-course Asian tasting menu inspired by the market traders on offer and a ground floor bar serving craft beers, wines and bespoke cocktails.
With stunning views of East London and a stunning 5 course menu, the team at Urban Coterie invite guests to the 17th floor of the M by Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch for a supper club that's sure to linger. The menu has been carefully designed by Michelin-starred chef Anthony Demetre, and includes the likes of duck, wild mushroom and sweet onion pie, and fillet of Cornish cod with mussels, kale and salsify. With everyone sitting around a huge round table and the winking lights of London's skyline framing the glass walls, this is one supper club in London worth visiting.
Brunch at Ma Plucker is a tad different to what you’re probably used to. There’s no smashed avocado and eggs benedict here, just platefuls of unlimited whole chicken all washed down with a bottomless flow of prosecco. See off that hangover by getting involved with a serious chicken feast, with mini doughnuts for dessert if you’ve not gone too crazy.
When it comes to an afternoon out in the city, nothing quite cuts the mustard like afternoon tea. So what about the most unique afternoon tea in London? Not only in the swanky confines of Tonic & Remedy, this cocktail based afternoon tea promises libations and bites aplenty.
Held inside a Grade II listed Belgravia mansion, this sleek and contemporary Japanese restaurant hosts sushi and cocktail masterclasses every Saturday. The perfect balance between fun and informative, you’ll hone your skills and develop your knowledge of the finest raw fish delicacies, all under the watchful guidance of the Kouzu experts. All this raw fish is sure to work up a thirst, so it’s lucky that the event also features the chance to indulge in some delightful gin and vodka cocktails.
For a London dining experience with a difference, head to Venturin for a taste of the Dalmatian coast. A Croatian chef will be hosting the unique pop-up for one month as he brings traditional flavours and tastes of the Mediterranean coast to Battersea.
Set in a unique family home, The Elmore Jam is one of London's most homely venues. Started by a father and daughter, the unique concept is a supper-club accompanied by live jazz. This month Basement Gallery will be providing the food as they cook a delicious four-course meal which focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients.
What's better than a supper club in London? A supper club in London that supports charity too. Not only should you head to Tokunbo's Kitchen for a steaming roster of Nigerian inspired dishes, this event is being hosted in support of the heralded, Curry For Change.
Looking for a unique, foodie event in London? A destination that will douse you in decadent bites and darling drinks alike? Then tuck into an exquisite foray at The Punch Room as this stunning dose promises English Milk Punch, dedicated bites and more.
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?
The Great British Bake Off has won the hearts of our tiny nation and it is with great sadness that we see it set sail for channel 4. To commiserate, there will be will be a cake-filled marathon showing of the show at The Grand in Clapham, there's going to be tears, tantrums and a whole lot of fun.
Mommi in Clapham have established an impressive reputation for their sushi in no time at all. There’s no better time to try it out for yourself than at their Sunday Sessions, where you can indulge in a 90-minute session of unlimited food washed down with bottomless bubbles.
Pedro Passinhas, Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, is bringing his Michelin star-style food to Walthamstow in a delicious pop-up. Centred round a single table, guests will socialise together as they eat their way through seven courses of curated and fresh flavours.
With a reputation for throwing some of the quirkiest parties in town, the team behind Drink Shop Do work alongside Impossible Things Entertainment to plate up a frivolous brunch session full of dancing penguins, hilarious Mad Hatters and a few Lost Boys. Yep, you guessed it, it's a Disney themed brunch. Sing along to all your favourite Disney ballads, win free shots during the quiz and lose yourself in fond memories of your wonderful youth.
Foodie offerings in London are getting very German during October, and a bar offering a veritable feast of bratwurst is Herman Ze German. Purchase a ticket for their Oktoberfest night happening over the course of a month and you will get a huge sharing platter filled with German charcuterie, pickles and homemade potato salad. Wash it all down with a stein of beer or a cocktail.
Combining bespoke margarita cocktails with beautifully-artisan margherita pizzas, this London pop-up will be hosted from 1930's styled Manze's Pie and Mash Shop. Stop by for tasty pizza, boozy concoctions and a rowdy after-party courtesy of Handsome Inferno. The best part? Tickets are only a tenner.
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.
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.
Whether you're an American who can't make it home or a group of friends or family wanting to spend some quality time together, Thanksgiving Day Dinner at The Duke's Head is a great way to celebrate. There will be three courses of traditional American food, from pumpkin pie to turkey and wine will be paired with each course.
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.
When it comes to dim sum, London just can't get enough of the stuff, but what if you could learn to make these perfect and flavoured parcels yourself? Join Chinese Cricket Club as they entice guests with the ultimate dim sum masterclass.
Mommi know how to spoil us on a Sunday, just when you need some comforting, they come along with a blooming delicious Sunday lunch with Peruvian dishes such as roast Achiote chicken and suckling pig with a salsa. Go wild and add the bottomless booze option for a perfect Sunday afternoon.
For a taste of Latin America in one of the city's most beautiful locations, look no further than UNA in St Pancras Clock Tower. Chef Martin Milesi will be cooking for 12 guests, who will enjoy a six-course dinner of everything from Argentine beef to moqueca of cod.
After yet another successful year, Fat Gay Vegan are happy to welcome London's vegans to a night commemorating the dead. In tandem with the Mexican Day of the Dead, guests are invited to this secret location for a supper club like no other. Returning for a 5th year, a selection of intriguing vegan dishes will be served in a room that's decorated with ornaments and antiques all the way from Mexico City.
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 Cuckoo in Central London opens its doors this October to London's Jazz craved crowds. Serving guests an exquisite four-course dinner on the day, the entire event will be based around a number of thrilling performances from some of the biggest names in the world of jazz. With all the craft beers and ales you could handle, and copious amounts of hearty gastro pub grub, this is one September event you don't want to miss out on.