It’s no secret London’s gourmet awakening has turned into something of an obsession. You’d be hard-pressed these days to wander around the capital’s neighbourhoods without stumbling upon sweet-smelling street stalls, treat-packed delis and other pop-up supper clubs. Londoners no longer restrict themselves to a best-loved pub: they now keep track of their favourite weekend markets, brunch spots and seasonal events, too. Fancy feasting like a local? Here’s our pick of the star dates on autumn’s culinary calendar.
Culinary experimenters Bompas & Parr are at it again, this time with a kooky immersive exhibition at King’s Cross. Celebrate the past, present and future of ice cream, then try madcap flavours (glow-in-the-dark, anyone?) at the Conehenge café
Eat your way through London’s diverse dining scene. Go on tasting tours, be fed by superstar chefs and try 350 special menus (from budget to blow-out) at the capital’s best eateries. A fine-dining weekend for true gourmands.
London Cocktail Week is the world’s biggest cocktail festival. Prop up 300 of the city’s coolest bars, and sip £6 bespoke cocktails shaken up by London’s best mixologists. Digital passes to the festival make picking your poison easier.
Writers, chefs and artists come together around a table to muse on their culinary inspirations. The autumnal incarnation of this gourmet salon – by the peckish brains behind Toast Festival – will be a laid-back lunch affair hosted at supper-club-turned-restaurant Darjeeling Express.
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