Celebrate summer in the city with Taste of London, the UK’s largest open-air food and drink festival, to be held in Regent’s Park from 21-24 June.
This year, Taste of London boasts another impressive line-up of participating restaurants and chefs. Establishments joining in on the action for the first time include Pollen Street Social, Bar Boulud, Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, Corner Room, Massimo, and Barbecoa, as well as newcomers to London such as Iberica Canary Wharf and Cinnamon Soho.
Of the 40 participating London restaurants, guests can sample dishes from Michelin-starred venues such as Le Gavroche, Gauthier Soho, Pétrus, and Benares.
As part of the event, top chefs including Jason Atherton, Wolfgang Puck, Nuno Mendes and Bruno Loubet will hold cookery demonstrations in the AEG Theatre and sign copies of their cookbooks for
What's more, Jamie Oliver will cook some of Britain's best-loved dishes in front of audiences at the 12-4pm session on Friday 22 June.
Event sponsors British Airways will be pampering VIP ticket-holders in the event's Executive Club Lounge, while Laurent-Perrier will be holding Champagne masterclasses hosted by leading florist
Ercole Moroni, who will guide guests through the complex aromas involved in Champagne tasting.* What’s more, the Secret Garden VIP area is back by popular demand, offering canapés, Champagne, and
the chance to hob-nob with some of the festival’s top chefs.
Ticket offer for Square Meal readers
Standard tickets to the festival cost from £24 when booked in advance (£28 on the door); VIP tickets cost £60. Square Meal readers can buy two standard tickets for either of the first two days
for £35 – a saving of £21. Call 0871 230 7132 or book online, quoting SQUARE35.
Terms and conditions
Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras. Booking and transaction fees apply. Offer applies to Thursday and Friday sessions only. Saving is calculated on the door price. VIP and other ticket
types available from tastefestivals.com/london.
* Tickets to the Laurent-Perrier Champagne masterclass cost £80 when booked in advance (£90 on the door), including entry to Taste of London, unlimited access to the VIP Lounge, a complimentary
glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut, £20 worth of Crowns (Taste of London food vouchers) and a Taste Recipe Book (worth £10).