Marylebone Food Festival Launch 2023

  • St Mary's Church


  • Food & Drink, Food/Drink Festival and Pop-Up
  • £125
  • Jazz
  • Over 18
  • Tue, 25th Apr 2023 @ 18:30 - 22:30
  • 18:30 - 22:30

Marylebone Food Festival Launch Dinner 2023 

A cocktail reception and tasting menu with wine pairings curated by Marylebone's best restaurants and hosted by award winning writer, restaurant critic and broadcaster  Jay Rayner. 

With all proceeds going to London charity,The Food Chain. 

Ticket price includes all food and drink. 



Featuring music by The Jay Rayner Quartet 

Cocktails, Prosecco, wine,  beer and a non-alcoholic cocktail from  The Cavendish 


Spanish tortilla, Txuleta pintxo  Seafood croquetas 

by  Donostia 

Seasonal oysters with lemon or shallot vinegar dressing 



Focaccia with rosemary and sea salt   Focaccia with Datterini tomato, green olive and Tropea onion 

Iceberg wedges with smoky aubergine cream, parmesan and radish 

matched with Covante, Bosco Sant’Agnese, Campania, Italy, 2021

by Ottolenghi 

Tabbouleh style salad of quinoa, fresh herbs, cranberries, sweet potatoes, roasted almonds, drizzled with raw tahini and black grape molasses 

matched with Zagare Vermentino, Sicily 

by  Delamina 

Chutoro tostada, tuna served with avocado, sesame seeds with ginger and soy vinaigrette 

Vegetarian: Smoked mushroom tetela, heritage corn, roasted potato, red adobo, goats curd, guacasalsa 

matched with LA Cetto Private Reserve Chardonnay 2019, Mexico 

by  Cavita 

Braised shoulder of lamb, topinambur and seed chimichurri 

Vegetarian: Grilled Hispi cabbage, topinambur seed chimichurri 

 matched with TILIA Malbec 2021 

by  ZOILO 

A trio of desserts:

Atayif Asafiri, Mastic Mhalabiye, Basbousa 

by T By Tamara 

matched with Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Bernardins 2021 

from independent wine merchant, Philglas & Swiggot

Seasonal cheese plate of 

Golden Cross from Sussex, Sparkenhoe Red LeicesterBrie aux truffe from Ile de France 

 Colston Bassett Stilton from Nottingham 

matched with Taylors Late Bottled VIntage 2016 Port 

by La Fromagerie 


Roast Himalayan speciality coffee from Taplejung, Nepal 

Columbian decaf coffee

Speciality teas 

To take away 

by Hagen

To help us make your night as memorable as possible, on booking, please take a couple of minutes to answer the questions regarding your dietary requirements and those of your companions. If you don't know at the moment, please email us on by Friday 31st March with details.  Please also read our note on allergies below. 


A note on allergies 

We hope that in joining us at the launch dinner, you will have an unforgettable gastronomic experience.  Please inform us in advance of any allergies and we will be happy to accommodate, however for complete clarity, we must inform you that all dishes are prepared in a satellite kitchen set up and used by multiple chefs. In an environment where allergens and the excluded ingredients are being handled, we cannot guarantee an allergen free environment and therefore Marylebone Food Festival and the businesses contributing to the dinner cannot take responsibility for any reactions that may occur as a result of cross contamination. 


How can I contact the organiser with any questions? 

Please email us on 

What is the refund policy? 

In the event that you are unable to attend, we regret that the tickets cannot be refunded.  However should you wish to change the guest details, we are happy to amend the booking with 72 hours notice via Please note we cannot guarantee changes in dietary requirements after 31st March.  If you have a ticket and would like to offer it to the waiting list, please let us know and if you have a ticket but won't be attending please let us know so we can amend the table plan. 

What happens if I have allergies / dietary requirements? 

If you or your companions have dietary requirements, you will asked to detail them in a pre-booking question just before confirming your booking. If you don't have these at the time of booking, please email them to us by 31st March on 

Is the event accessible? 

Yes, the venue and event are accessible.  There is step free access to the building and the rest rooms via lift.  Step free access to the building is via a side door so, to ensure a seamless arrival, please feel free to let us know in advance if you would like to use it by emailing 





St Mary's Church, Wyndham Place, York Street, London, W1H 1PQ

Nearest Station

Marylebone (Tube)


Marylebone Food Festival
Marylebone Food Festival is a collaboration between The Portman Estate and The Howard de Walden Estate to promote the fantastic food and drink offering Marylebone as an area has to offer From Tuesday 25th to Sunday 30th April, Marylebone Food Festival 2023 will feature a magnificent line-up of events celebrating Marylebone’s lively and eclectic dining and drinking scene. From relaxed casual restaurants and family-run cafés to chic cocktail bars and culinary excellence, this gastronomic London neighbourhood has it all.

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1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight WFL Media Ltd and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified. Name changes are possible with 72 hours notice. Dietary requirements can be accommodated if communicated to the organisers by 31st March.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase however you may pass them onto a friend. Dietary requirements may not be accommodated after 31st March.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue operates a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

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  • Written by Oz

    Rating: 5


    Visited 4 weeks ago
    great food,great wine and great service
  • Written by Andrew

    Rating: 1


    Visited 4 weeks ago
    Felt treated like 2nd class citizen for not being in main restaurant selecting form the full price menu. We did not feel welcomed and ushered outside to the rear of the restaurant where no seats or tables or pedestals were set up to put your glass or plate on. For the 'deal' we had, the wine was served in a small plastic glass and the tapas like items for us were both served to my partner on her plate whilst I waited for mine only to be told this. For the two vouchers I submitted for some rib eye turned out to be a small sliver served to my partner who consumed it thinking it was part of her 'package'. All in all it felt rushed and a bit of a side show for the restaurant manager(s). We duly departed and had a lovely Sunday roast at a nearby pub. Will not be returning to The Lurra anytime soon.