Foodie Events

South west France wine dinner

Restaurant, wine bar and wine event space 28-50 is holding a tasting devoted to the south west of France on Tuesday 20 May.

London Restaurant Survey

Whether it's a big-ticket destination or a hidden gem near work, let us know what you think. You can write as much or as little as you like, on up to five restaurants.

Win a £100 Obika delivery

Italian restaurant group Obika specialise in carefully sourced, premium buffalo mozzarella, alongside pizzas, pastas, charcuterie and vibrant Mediterranean salads.

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Grand Designs Live - free ticket

Plan a foodie day out at Grand Designs Live – claim your free ticket.

Win tickets to Foodies Festivals

Enter our competition to join in the UK's largest outdoor celebration of food and drink

Altitude FireworksNew Year's Eve menus in London

London's best restaurants to see in the New Year in style.

Skylodge winter pop-up will bring out the lumberjack in Londoners

This winter, pop-up creatives Platterform are launching Skylodge – a temporary rooftop lodge serving warming cocktails and festive food, and the first in a series of pop-ups planned for the coming year.

Taste of Christmas 201330% off Taste of Christmas

Get 30% off Taste of Christmas tickets with Square Meal

banfi wines_brunello_2013Enjoy a free taste of Tuscany this autumn

From 14 October to 14 November, top Tuscan winery Castello Banfi is offering Square Meal readers a taste of two of its most autumnal wines.

Penfolds 2013Savour the flavours of autumn with Penfolds wine and D&D London

From 25 October, Australian fine wine Penfolds (creators of the famous Penfolds Grange) and top restaurant group D&D London (which includes Avenue, Skylon, Paternoster Chop House and Le Pont de la Tour) are teaming up to offer Square Meal readers delicious autumn menus created with Penfolds’ two latest vintages in mind.

nobu london dinner Koshu wine-tasting dinner at Nobu

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October, Nobu London will welcome Yuji Aruga, owner of boutique Japanese winery Katasnuma Jyozo, to the restaurant for an exclusive wine-tasting dinner.

Cinnamon KitchenCelebrate five years of Cinnamon Kitchen

To celebrate City favourite Cinnamon Kitchen’s fifth anniversary, executive chef Vivek Singh is pairing up with award-winning wine expert Tim Atkin MW for a modern-Indian game dinner paired with matching wines.

Top Champagne house Roederer teams up with Frederick's

Family-run (since 1969) Frederick's is to host a special dinner with top Champagne house Louis Roederer on Wednesday 9 October.

Boyds Enjoy an exclusive wine-pairing evening at Boyds Brasserie

Next Tuesday, Boyds Brasserie Bar & Lounge will welcome legendary Bordeaux winemaker Lucien Guillemet – one of the most respected producers in France – for an exclusive wine-tasting dinner that will showcase the very best wines from his prestigious estate, Château Boyd-Cantenac.

christophers_california_event_2013California Wines bring the house down

Tuesday evening at Christopher's splendidly refurbished Martini Bar saw Square Meal readers enjoy a sumptuous spread of Californian wines and tasty canapés.

roti canai taste of malaysia 2013Tuck into Malaysian delicacies this weekend

Tuck into Malaysian delicacies this weekend.

VinopolisIndulge in a chocolate and wine masterclass at Vinopolis

Indulge in a chocolate and wine masterclass at Vinopolis.

Le CapriceLe Caprice’s Jazz Sessions – the perfect way to end your weekend

West End haunt Le Caprice has teamed up with esteemed Cognac house Martell for a year-long series of events that will bring an exciting line-up of well-known jazz musicians to the restaurant.

Square Meal Wine Tasting 2012The Square Meal Tasting 2013

Square Meal’s annual wine tasting has always been a highlight of our year – but for 2013, we’re shaking up the status quo and offering readers the opportunity to be involved in a truly special event.

George Clooney NespressoNespresso launches new ad campaign

Here's a weekend treat for George Clooney lovers: the actor is starring in Nespresso's new ad, and you can watch behind-the-scenes footage here.

Gaucho beer festival 2013Gaucho's mini beer festival in the City

The trend for craft beers continues to grow, and from 2-8 September Gaucho Smithfield and the Meantime Brewery are joining forces to host a bijou beer festival in the City.

Hawksmoor GuildhallTaste dishes by London’s most exciting chefs at the Hawksmoor Dream Team Dinner

Taste dishes by London’s most exciting chefs at the Hawksmoor Dream Team Dinner

reverend jw simpson 2012Enjoy Spirited Sermons at Reverend JW Simpson

Enjoy Spirited Sermons at Reverend JW Simpson

Raise money for charity by enjoying a top foodie day out with EatPlayLove

Raise money for charity by enjoying a top foodie day out with EatPlayLove

Min JiangEnjoy Louis Roederer Champagne at Min Jiang

If you love the finer things in life – decadent dishes, first-class wines and an imposing setting – then book a table at Kensington restaurant Min Jiang this August and September and take advantage of its stunning special menu – a celebration of fine food and Louis Roederer Champagne.

cinnamon kitchen butchers bar 2013Anise launches The Butcher Bar

Every year, chef Vivek Singh and the Cinnamon Kitchen brigade celebrate the start of the game season with delectable dishes and seasonal specials. This year, however, the team is raising its, um, game with the arrival of The Butcher Bar – a primal pop-up in the heart of the City.

Le CapriceLe Caprice and the RA

Combine lunch at Le Caprice with the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Alyn WilliamsCHEFstock at Alyn Williams at The Westbury

This September, Mayfair chef Alyn Williams is inviting four of his peers – including Sat Bains, Simon Rogan, and international stars – to cook alongside him at four unique dinners, as part of his initiative, CHEFstock.

lovebox party russian standard 2013Win tickets to Lovebox After-Party

Lovebox returns to Hackney’s Victoria Park this weekend – and Square Meal has two pairs of tickets to give away to the Russian Standard Vodka Official Lovebox After-Party, on Saturday 20 July.

dorset seafood festival 2013Sample Ara Wines at the Dorset Seafood Festival

Enjoy the sunshine on the south-west coast sampling sparklingly fresh seafood with choice wines.

City Dine Out 2013Restaurants unite for City Dine-Out

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which raises money for selected charities that secure the future for the next generation of Londoners, has enlisted top London restaurants to raise money as part of its City Dine-Out initiative.

PerrierGot the Perrier Look?

This summer, Perrier is on the hunt for stylish Londoners who have The Perrier Look. If that's you, you may have a chance to win a shopping spree in Paris. Smile!

BarbadosBruno Loubet explores Barbados

Bruno Loubet (chef-owner of Bistrot Bruno Loubet and newly-opened Grain Store)samples fine international and Bajan cuisine in sunny Barbados.

estrella ferranFerran Adrià and The Art of Food

Win five pairs of tickets to ‘elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food’ at Somerset House

taste of london 2012Taste of London 2013

Foodies rejoice! Taste of London returns for another year and celebrates its 10th anniversary at Regents Park.

Uber girl and boyEveryone’s Private Driver

Need to travel in style? Then download Uber, the app that provides the ultimate private car service

the select few satayThe Select Few

With Thai restaurants covering all budgets dotted around the capital, you’re spoilt for choice. But which one to choose? Just look for the Thai Select logo.

Phil howard nespressoGround Rules

Phil Howard of The Square on why he serves Nespresso coffee in his restaurant, and how to use it to make your savoury dishes sing

Ryan Chetiyawardana 2013Ryan Chetiyawardana launches pop-up bar

This weekend, the ex-Worship Street Whistling Shop mixologist will take over Trangallán's basement for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it three-day pop-up.

rekorderlig midsummer house 2013Celebrate summer at Rekorderlig’s Midsummer House

This June and July, Rekorderlig will celebrate the best of this summer’s sunny days and balmy nights at Midsummer House – a Swedish hideaway popping up in the heart of East London.

rioja tapas fantasticas 2013Sixth annual Rioja Tapas Fantasticas returns to London

Summer is on its way, meaning that the popular Rioja Tapas Fantasticas festival – which has become a staple on the events calendar for wine and food lovers – is back.

rioja tapas restaurants 2013Celebrate Rioja and grab a free tapa with every glass

This June, to celebrate the sixth annual Rioja Tapas Fantasticas festival (15-16 June), a selection of London’s finest Spanish restaurants will be bringing a Spanish-style tapas experience to the capital.

wines of california automat 2013Californian wines delight the crowds at Automat

Wednesday evening saw lively American diner Automat play host to 50 Square Meal readers at a California wine and food tasting of rare diversity.

Get enrolled in foodie summer school at Paradise

This summer, Paradise by way of Kensal Green will introduce the School of Grub – a series of masterclasses hosted by some of the capital’s best-known food producers, writers and personalities.

Get closer to some of the world’s best chefs with LAB

Square Meal is giving away a pair of tickets worth £150 for LAB – an interactive gourmet experience led by some of the world’s best chefs, in partnership with AEG appliances.

automat 2013Californian wine tasting at Automat

Taste Californian wines and tapas in Mayfair.

cleo rocos tequila comp 2013Win tickets to an evening of Tequila and fine chocolate with Cleo Rocos and Paul A Young

This May, to celebrate the launch of The Power of Positive Drinking, Cleo will host a fun evening spent tasting Tequila and chocolate with chocolatier Paul A Young, at his Soho boutique – and five Square Meal readers can win a pair of tickets to join them.

Diageo Theatre of Whisky 2013Diageo's Theatre of Whisky

If you love whisky, don’t miss this series of groundbreaking Whisky Theatres, which will take guests on a journey to the heart of this prestigious drink.

olly smith wines of portugal 201350 Great Portuguese Wines with Olly Smith

This April, TV wine personality Olly Smith will introduce wine lovers to the full range of wine styles Portugal has to offer – from brilliantly fruity reds made from native vines, to fresh, zesty whites – as part of his 50 Great Portuguese Wines selection.

lichtenstein post-event 2013Roy Lichtenstein and Californian wine

On Tuesday night, 26 March, 200 lucky Londoners bagged tickets to a fabulous evening at Tate Modern.

Get a taste of California this April at Four O Nine

On Tuesday 9 April, Clapham restaurant Four O Nine is hosting a Californian wine dinner featuring a tasting menu that will showcase six of its inventive modern-European dishes, each matched with a top-quality Californian wine.

spanish food and wine fair 2013All the fun of the fiesta

The red and yellow flags were waving over Old Billingsgate on Thursday night at the Spanish Wine and Food Fair, hosted by Wines from Spain and Square Meal.

live below the line 2013UK chefs challenge Londoners to Live Below the Line

Could you feed yourself on £1 a day? That’s what chefs across the UK are encouraging Londoners to do as part of charity campaign Live Below the Line.

th balcon 2011Stars, Food and Art at Sofitel London

Top international chefs including Raymond Blanc will cook at The Balcon this Thursday as part of gourmet charity bash Stars, Food and Art.

ViajanteNuno Mendes cooks with international chefs for CRAFT

From 25 April-1 May, Nuno Mendes will cook with six guest chefs for CRAFT.

tate poster lichtensteinView the Lichtenstein retrospective and taste Californian wines at Tate Modern

Act fast to bag your tickets for a glamorous evening of wine and art at Tate Modern. For one night only, on 26 March, an exclusive tasting of specially selected Californian wines will run in parallel with a private, after-hours viewing of the Lichtenstein Exhibition.

1776 at 1 Lombard StreetTruffle dinner at 1776

To celebrate the end of the black truffle season, Soren Jessen’s City restaurant 1776 is hosting a mouth-watering truffle-themed dinner.

Over the Hop festival pays homage to hops

Following a recent refurbishment, the White Horse is back in business and eager to share the best of its beer list this spring at the second annual Over the Hop festival – a free local beer and food celebration.

feast 2013Get ready to FEAST

This year’s first Feast festival is taking place from 7-10 March at London’s Tobacco Dock — and Square Meal readers can get one ticket free when they buy four entries to the event.

le diner des grands chefsToques at the ready for Le Diner des Grands Chefs in the City

After sell-out events at Versailles and New York, the third annual Relais & Châteaux Diner des Grands Chefs is coming to London's Old Billingsgate for one night only – and tickets are now on sale.

Kick back and relax at Bar Galante’s Sunday Sanctuary

Chelsea cocktail lounge Bar Galante is making Sunday afternoons a women-only zone with a girly pampering session that’s sure to cure any hangover – and best of all, the event is free of charge.

shellfish and chips, check on 2013Check On's Northern Invasion

Tickets still available for the foodie trio's March event.

Wines from Spain 2011Spanish Food and Wine Fair 2013

Last chance to buy tickets for the annual Spanish Food and Wine Fair, which shows off the cream of Spain’s gastronomic crop.

contributor jane parkinson 2012Sherry Nights at Camino Monumento

This year, Spanish tapas mini-chain Camino is launching a series of intimate sherry and food tasting evenings in its City branch, led by wine writer Jane Parkinson.

Le Cafe AnglaisGuest chefs at Le Café Anglais are Cooking with Rowley

Le Café Anglais’ Rowley Leigh is partnering with some of Britain’s most prominent chefs and cooks for another series of ‘Cooking with Rowley’ dinners.

geffrye museum diary event 2013Time travel at Geffrye Museum

The Geffrye Museum is a museum that explores historic middle-class homes from 1600 to the present day. On Thursday 7 February, diners will step back in time to experience dishes from different periods, each eaten in a setting that evokes that era.

bo london 2012Get a taste of Hong Kong at Bo London

Square Meal readers are invited to a very special event at Bo London on Tuesday 5 February, courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourist Board.

london coffee festivalLondon Coffee Festival 2013

Celebrate coffee and food culture with tastings, demos and live entertainment.

high teaseBe seduced by High Tease

High Tease, one of London’s most deliciously provocative events, mixes burlesque, striptease and a decadent, Champagne-fuelled high tea.

Chelsea Football ClubBurns Night at Marco

On Friday 25 January, celebrate the life of Scotland’s greatest poet, Robert Burns, at Marco, Chelsea FC’s flagship restaurant.

who's cooking dinner 2012The £6,000 question: Who’s Cooking Dinner?

On Monday 4 March, one of London’s biggest charity chef events will roll back into town – so dig deep and put your name down to experience a unique, multi-course feast cooked by one of 20 Michelin-starred chefs. The question is, who?

The CryptCelebrate Christmas in Dickensian style

Get into the festive spirit by enjoying a wine tasting and dinner in the City, interspersed with readings from A Christmas Carol.

perrier jouet diary event 2012Feel floral with Perrier-Jouët

To celebrate the launch of its beautiful Belle Epoque Florale Edition 2004, top Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has teamed up with the stylish Fifth Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols, offering a flower-inspired canapé menu for two.

opium dim sum and cocktail parlour 201210% off at Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour

Newly opened Chinatown destination Opium is offering 10% off Square Meal readers’ bills until 13 December.

the cube 201225% off at The Cube by Electrolux

The Cube by Electrolux is offering Square Meal readers 25% off lunch and dinner until 31 December.

lavazza coffee machineWin a top-of-the-range Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola Cappuccino machine

This week, top coffee brand Lavazza is giving Square Meal readers the chance to win its most advanced capsule coffee machine yet – the Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola Cappuccino machine, worth £229.99. Don’t miss the chance to bring restaurant-quality coffee into your home in time for Christmas.

Square Meal Wine Tasting 2012Square Meal Wine Tasting 2012 in pictures

Thanks to everyone who came to Square Meal's most successful wine tasting yet. Here's a round-up of the evening.

vestal vaults 2012Go to ground at The Vestal Vaults

Take a break from your Christmas shopping at Vestal Vodka’s pop-up bar.

bryanv2An evening with Bryn Williams and Victorinox

Watch cooking demonstrations by Bryn Williams and get 15% off Victorinox Kitchen Knives.

Hawksmoor GuildhallHawksmoor charity dinner

On Saturday 24 November, Hawksmoor Guildhall in the City is once again playing host to a ‘Dream Team’ of its favourite chefs in order to raise money for Action Against Hunger, a charity committed to ending child hunger.

Square Meal Wine Tasting 2011Square Meal Wine Tasting 2012

Square Meal's wine tasting returns on Wednesday 21 November, promising to be more stylish and sociable than ever – book your tickets while you still can.

Winter Garden - The LandmarkA taste of Alimentum

For three weeks, the luxury Landmark London’s Winter Garden restaurant in Marylebone will play host to Mark Poynton, chef-patron of the newly Michelin-starred Alimentum restaurant in Cambridge.

Aviator Hotel Leave comments on to win top prizes

Leave comments on and you could win fabulous prizes, including a 'Greed' package worth £505 at The Aviator hotel in Hampshire (pictured).

jose cuervo sangrita 2012Win a José Cuervo Tradicional deconstructed sangrita kit with Square Meal

Square Meal has an exclusive José Cuervo deconstructed sangrita kit, including a bottle of José Cuervo Tradicional, to give away this autumn.

horseguardsSpooky afternoon tea at The Royal Horseguards hotel

The Royal Horseguards hotel, located on the banks of the Thames, is celebrating this spooky time of year with a Halloween afternoon tea.

koffmanns diary event 2012La Réunion des Chefs

In honour of three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffmann and the 35th anniversary of the opening of his La Tante Claire restaurant in London, Pierre and nine of his protégés will join together for two nights of congenial cooking.

Old Vic TunnelsWahaca's Day of the Dead festival

Mexico’s infamous Day of the Dead Festival will be coming to London courtesy of Mexican chain Wahaca. From 31 October to 3 November, this festival includes a variety of music, food, art and film at The Old Vic Tunnels on the Southbank.

1 Lombard Street brasserieFiendish Halloween menu at 1 Lombard Street Brasserie

On Wednesday 31 October, enjoy 'swamp' soup, ash-charred beef and bobbing apples.

el jimador advertorial 2012Celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead in style

Forget Halloween: the Mexican festival Day of the Dead (November 1-2) is its hipper older sibling that swaps tricks for Tequila and costumes for cocktails – and this year, it’s coming to London.

Square Meal Wine Tasting 2012The City’s favourite wine tasting is back!

Don’t miss this opportunity to taste more than 200 wines and bite-sized samples from top London restaurants at the Square Meal Wine Tasting 2012.

tom aikens 2012Restaurants go Pink for October

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, London restaurants including Tom Aikens are adding a splash of colour to their menus – pink, to be precise.

raymond blanc 2012An Audience with Raymond Blanc at Le Caprice

On Wednesday 14 November, Le Caprice presents ‘An Audience with Raymond Blanc’.

raymond blanc 2012An Audience with Raymond Blanc at Le Caprice

This November, Le Caprice presents ‘An Audience with Raymond Blanc’.

Pink Tea at Chelsea Riverside BrasserieRestaurants go Pink for October

London restaurants are raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

el jimador advertorial 2012Judge London’s best Tequila cocktails with el Jimador

This November, judge entries to el Jimador's Tequila cocktail competition.

louis roederer cristal by the glass 2012Experience a Louis Roederer Champagne-and-wine evening at Novikov

Enjoy dinner at this glitzy newcomer, with wine pairings including Cristal.

AniseVivek Singh and Tim Atkin MW match food and wine at Anise

Join Tim Atkin MW and chef Vivek Singh for a food-and-wine pairing dinner.

tapas tour london restaurant festival 2012Eat your way around the capital with the London Restaurant Festival

The London Restaurant Festival 2012 is gearing up to be the biggest and best of the event’s four-year history. Taking place from 1-15 October, the festival will see hundreds of London restaurants offering diners special menus featuring discounted dishes and house specialities – all in celebration of the capital’s food-and-drink scene.

Food Blogger Connect 2012Join top food bloggers at Food Blogger Connect 2012

From 28-30 September, top food bloggers will share their expertise and experiences at Food Blogger Connect (#FBC12) – the world’s leading international food blogging conference.

vichyssoise potato council 2012Win an eight-course meal for two worth £300 at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Square Meal has teamed up with to give one lucky reader the chance to enjoy an eight-course potato tasting menu at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon. To enter, simply 'Like' Square Meal on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Thursday 27 September.

AxisLike Square Meal on Facebook to win an evening at One Aldwych

To celebrate its relaunch, Axis at One Aldwych is giving away a Martini Movies experience for two.

whisky show whisky tasting 2012Book your tickets to the 2012 Whisky Exchange Whisky Show

Following 2011’s sell-out success, The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show will return to London’s Vinopolis this autumn (6-7 October, 12N-6pm).

The Modern Pantry‘Bad-press grapes’ wine dinner at The Modern Pantry

The Modern Pantry is hosting a wine-tasting dinner that will change people's perception of some vilified varieties.

big chill house terrace 2012Rum-themed cocktails and cupcakes at The Big Chill House

Next Wednesday, The Big Chill House and Venezuelan rum brand Santa Teresa will host a charity event called Miércoles Fiesta. From 6pm, the bar will be at the centre of all things rum-themed, serving mouth-watering cocktails, rum-and-raisin ice cream and cocktail-themed cupcakes flavoured with the spirit.

Canape Cup 2011Be a judge at Square Meal’s Canapé Cup 2012

Register to become one of 350 judges of this year's Canapé Cup at Square Meal's Venues & Events show and you can taste delicious canapés made by top restaurateurs, all washed down with complementary fizz.

Roll up for ‘Vin vs Vino’ battle of the bottles

Le Café Anglais chef Rowley Leigh and WineChap Tom Harrow are pitching French and Italian wines head to head, with each expert fighting the corner for his chosen country.

chairmans reserve notting hill carnival_2012Enjoy Chairman’s Reserve rum at Notting Hill Carnival

Chairman’s Reserve rum has taken the capital by storm. Find the best places to drink it at the Notting Hill Carnival (26-27 August).

chairmans reserve notting hill carnival_2012Enjoy Chairman’s Reserve rum at Notting Hill Carnival

Chairman’s Reserve rum has taken the capital by storm. It’s the drink of choice at the Notting Hill Carnival, and it’s now poured in some of London’s best bars.

jamie oliver 2012 copyright David LoftusJamie Oliver launches Dine on The Thames

This September, Jamie Oliver and luxury Thames riverboat the Silver Sturgeon will host a series of Dine on The Thames dinner cruises.

PromenadeThe Dorchester backs British fashion talent Teatum Jones for London Fashion Week

This September, The Dorchester’s Promenade will be transformed into a catwalk in honour of British designer duo Teatum Jones, who will showcase their autumn/winter collection at the luxury hotel.

the dispensary_ravinder bhogal 2012Join an exclusive pop-up at private members’ club Blacks

This summer, the tiny kitchen of Blacks members’ club in Soho will host some of London's best freelance chefs in three separate pop-ups.

Vinoteca 2007 - IMG 0400 Shop + people smallVinoteca serves premium-quality wines… in a bag

Until the end of October, Vinoteca is launching Bag-in-Box Monday nights – an innovative and environmentally friendly way to enjoy quality wines at lower prices.

London on a Plate: about Square Meal

Since 1990, Square Meal has been an independent, market-leading restaurant commentator, with up-to-date reviews of 5,700 London and UK restaurants and bars, written by a team of independent critics with the aid of comments from thousands of restaurant customers.

OLYMPIC PARKLondon on a Plate: press events with the London Media Centre

Square Meal is the official content partner with the London Media Centre during the 2012 Olympics. Find out about food-and-drink tours, chef Q&A's and other events taking place across the capital for international media. Press only.

The Fringe Watch the Olympics in style at The Fringe

The Fringe is a private members’ club popping up within metres of the Olympic stadium from 20 July to 9 September.

CafePacifico 1Share post-Imbibe Live drinks with Café Pacifico’s founders

Following their presentation at Imbibe Live 2012 on Wednesday 4 July, Café Pacifico’s Tomas Estes and Ron Cooper will be back at the bar and available for questions, a chat about all things love, life and agave – or just a friendly drink.

royal tokaji 2012Enjoy Royal Tokaji Blue Label at top London restaurants

The Tokaji region of Hungary has a long and glorious history, and enjoys a climate perfect for making gloriously indulgent sweet wines with precise, poised acidity. Royal Tokaji Blue Label is an ideal way to end a meal, and three of London’s best restaurants have each selected a dessert of their own to accompany it.

hakk2Indulge in a six-course Yalumba wine-tasting dinner at Hakkasan

This autumn Square Meal readers are invited to a very special six-course wine-tasting dinner at Hakkasan to sample Yalumba wines matched with Michelin-starred Chinese food.

gin and perrier 2012Enjoy the ultimate refreshment this summer at stylish London bars with Perrier’s G&P

Try a gin and Perrier – the ultimate in summer refreshment – at one of the top London bars serving it this summer.

cordoniu jamon serrano ham 2012Get the full Spanish experience at Codorníu’s Barcelona Supper Club

On Wednesday 20 June, Barcelona-based Cava brand Codorníu is hosting an exclusive supper club to celebrate Catalonia’s lifestyle and food.

beard to tail 2012Beard-to-tail eating at Shoreditch pop-up

The team behind trendy Shoreditch bar Callooh Callay has launched a short-and-sweet pop-up championing all things piggy that runs until tomorrow.

AscotRaise a toast to Royal Ascot 2012 with Champagne Bollinger

Champagne Bollinger is the drink of choice at Royal Ascot (19-23 June). For non-racegoers, Bollinger Rosé will be served by the glass in specially chosen London venues.

jason atherton_taste of london 2012Win a meal for two at a Taste of London restaurant

Taste of London – the ultimate gourmet food festival – has got together with Square Meal to create a virtual ‘mystic marquee’ on Facebook. Describe your perfect festival dining experience and you could win a meal for two at your favourite Taste restaurant (such as Pollen Street Social, pictured), or one of 10 pairs of tickets to this year's event.

Aviator HotelDinner, drinks and DJs at the five-star Aviator hotel

On Friday 15 June, the five-star Aviator hotel, in Farnborough, will host FORM – a fabulous evening that combines food, wine, art and music in a variety of ways.

Laurent PerrierSip a glass of rosé this summer for charity

This June, London wine merchant Goedhuis & Co is hosting its annual rosé wine tasting, to be held at the Saatchi Gallery in aid of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices.

jubilee afternoon tea_berkeleyHats off to HRH Queen Elizabeth at The Berkeley

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, The Berkeley’s famously fashion-focused afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is launching a Royal Collection of cakes, biscuits and pastries with a rather unusual theme: memorable hats worn by members of the Royal Family during the Queen’s 60-year reign.

Eat like the Queen at The Capital this June

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Knightsbridge grande dame The Capital will be serving a menu of the dishes enjoyed by Her Majesty on her visit to the restaurant.

the cube by electrolux 2012Win lunch for two cooked by Sat Bains at The Cube by Electrolux

Hotly anticipated temporary restaurant The Cube by Electrolux launches this Friday – and Square Meal is offering nine readers the chance to win lunch for two at the venue next Tuesday, 5 June – the final day of the Jubilee bank-holiday weekend.

50 portuguese wines 2012Discover the 50 Great Wines of Portugal

Portuguese wines are set to take the UK by storm this June, when three tasting sessions will showcase 50 of the country’s best wines – all available for sampling. These unmissable events are taking place in several key UK locations, starting with London before moving on to Edinburgh and Manchester.

sandown park 2012Exclusive ‘barbecue package’ at Sandown Park

Sandown Park is offering an exclusive package for its Brigadier Gerard evening fixture on 31 May.

umu dinner 2012 advertorialEnjoy a gourmet Champagne dinner at Umu

Find out how Umu's extraordinary dishes match perfectly with Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut.

Laurent PerrierSip a glass of rosé this summer for charity

This June, London wine merchant Goedhuis & Co is hosting its annual rosé wine tasting, to be held at the Saatchi Gallery in aid of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices.

the dispensary_ravinder bhogal 2012Bag a seat at Ravinder Bhogal’s 9@TheDispensary

Following successful pop-up restaurants at Hix Selfridges and Meza, cookbook author and TV personality Ravinder Bhogal – aka Cook In Boots – has set herself a food-themed challenge at The Dispensary in east London – to cook nine dishes for groups of 30 or more, with a different menu at each event.

california wine dinner 2012_clarkes kensingtonEnjoy a taste of California at Clarke’s Kensington

Square Meal readers are invited to a very special evening of Californian wine and food at Clarke’s in Kensington.

Celebrate Easter at The Capital

This Easter, parties of four or more will receive a hand-decorated Easter egg, one of which will contain a golden ticket for an overnight stay at The Capital.

Bread street kitchenEaster treats for the whole family at Bread Street Kitchen

Bread Street Kitchen is offering guests Easter-themed treats and dishes this holiday weekend.

Roast Borough Market 1Kids eat for free this Easter at Roast

Roast in Borough Market is celebrating Easter by letting under-12s eat for free.

Galvin at WindowsGalvin at Windows hosts Shakespeare in the Sky

Galvin at Windows is hosting a series of Tudor feasts with a dramatic twist.

london coffee festivalGet your caffeine hit at The London Coffee Festival

From 27-29 April, the London Coffee Festival, held at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, will celebrate coffee and food culture with tastings, demonstrations and entertainment.

Five-course wine dinners at Vivat Bacchus

Vivat Bacchus in Farringdon is adding a series of five-course dinners to its rota of weekly wine-tasting events.

theo randall_taste of london 2012Buy tickets for Taste of London 2012

Tickets are now on sale for Taste of London, the UK’s largest open-air food and drink festival (21-24 June).

Seafood and wine pairing evening at Le Vacherin

On Monday 19 March, Le Vacherin will host a food-and-wine pairing event that matches fish and seafood with specially chosen wines from south-west France, courtesy of wine importer Les Caves de Pyrène.

richard corriganRichard Corrigan cooks at Benares' chef season

Benares' Atul Kochhar has joined forces with Richard Corrigan (pictured) to create a special bar menu.

rose fizzSeven Shades of Pink wine tasting at Kensington Place

Tonight, Kensington Place will host a rosé-themed wine tasting called ‘Seven Shades of Pink’.

playboy club sorry you missed the 60sPhilip Townsend exhibits at The Playboy Club

The Playboy Club is launching a gallery space on 21 March – and the first artist to show his work will be celebrated photographer Philip Townsend, whose collection is entitled Sorry You Missed the 60s.

barbecoa butchery masterclass 2012Butchery masterclass at Barbecoa

Barbecoa has launched three 90-minute hands-on masterclasses called ‘Making the Cut’. One of the restaurant’s award-winning butchers will guide guests through the butchery process, from carcass to dinner table.

CaponataGin-making workshop at The Forge in Camden

On Sunday 18 March, The Sacred Spirits Company will present a gin-making masterclass. Since the workshop falls on Mother’s Day, the event has been aptly named Mothers’ Ruin.

New tasting-plates menu at Morgan M

The Barbican branch of Morgan M has launched a special grazing menu of tasting plates, which will be available from 1 March. The menu is aimed at customers who are looking for a light gourmet lunch, pre-theatre pit stop or casual supper.

Mount Street DeliFood blogger Eat Like A Girl talks at Mount St Deli

On Monday 14 May, Niamh Shields (aka food blogger Eat Like a Girl) will talk about her life and career to date at the Mount Street Deli.

Athinagoras Kostakos to cook at The Capital

The celebrated Greek chef will take charge of the kitchens at The Capital from 6-10 March.

krug6Top female chefs cook for Girls’ Night Out

Top London chef Angela Hartnett (pictured) and food writer Fiona Sims have invited some of the world’s most prominent female chefs to cook at a series of dinners taking place on three nights at 1 Lombard Street Restauarant. The event will celebrate women’s achievements in the restaurant world and wider food industry.

Devonshire Terrace  Californian wine tastings in the City

To celebrate the wine from the Golden State, Square Meal and Corney & Barrow will be hosting a series of intimate tastings in the City this March. Expect lashings of Zinfandel, Merlot and Pinot Noir along with tempting canapés.

Valentine’s Day menu at Sauterelle

This Valentine’s Day, Sauterelle’s head chef Robin Gill will serve up a sophisticated yet playful six-course menu for romantically inclined diners.

Rugby - 6 NationsCinnamon Kitchen rugby dinners with special guests

To celebrate the Six Nations, Cinnamon Kitchen is hosting two rugby dinners with special guest speakers.

ApsleysSpoil your Valentine’s date at Apsleys

Indulge your loved one with a Valentine’s Day meal at one of London’s most high-end restaurants. Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant is offering a seven-course Valentine’s Day dinner with the option of matching Italian wines.

AvalonFind love before Valentine’s Day at The Avalon

On 13 February, The Avalon in Clapham is hosting a singles’ wine tasting to help Cupid strike in time for Valentine’s Day.

AngelusWine list know-how at Angelus

In time for Valentine’s Day, top UK sommelier Thierry Tomasin, who has curated wine offerings at Le Gavroche, Aubergine and Angelus, is giving men a crash course in navigating wine lists in order to impress their dates.

Royal Garden Hotel1Celebrate Chinese New Year at Min Jiang

Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel is celebrating Chinese New Year with an authentic set menu from 22-24 January. The restaurant’s enviable 10th-floor setting gives spectacular views over Kensington Gardens, making for a very stylish New Year celebration.

galette des rois 2012 connaught2Tuck into Hélène Darroze’s Galette des Rois

French-born chef Hélène Darroze is celebrating the Gallic tradition of the Galette des Rois at The Connaught until the end of January.

Wines of Spain 2012Spanish food and wine fiesta

This year’s Spanish food and wine fiesta in London promises to be the most exciting yet, with tapas tasters of signature dishes from top Spanish restaurants including Brindisa, Ibérica and Moro, 120 wines available to sample, plus dedicated bars for Cava and Sherry, ‘wine walks’ with expert Susy Atkins, and live music. ¡Salud!

Café Pacifico's big 3-0 with 1980s’ prices

Covent Garden’s Café Pacifico is celebrating three decades of Mexican food, Margaritas and good times when it turns 30 this year. The restaurant is turning back the clock and serving signature dishes on its weekday lunchtime menu at 1982 prices. That means a bowl of nachos with melted cheese, pimientos and jalapeños for a scene-stealing £2.50, piled-high burritos for only £4, and margaritas for just £2.95 each.

zen china 2012Celebrate Chinese New Year at Zen China

On Sunday 22 January, Zen China is celebrating Chinese New Year with special set menus and live entertainment.

Special offersDining deals to see you through January

What with post-Christmas credit-card bills mounting up, must-buy sales bargains in the shops, and a long way to go until pay day, January can be a depressing month with little financial scope for socialising. Never fear – restaurants in London and the UK are on your side, with special deals for January diners and lots of little extras.

BOISDALE bishopsgateRaise a wee dram this Burns Night at Boisdale

Boisdale thinks of itself as Scotland's unofficial embassy in London, so it's the ultimate destination for Scots stuck south of the border on Burns Night.

VinopolisScottish-themed whisky night at Vinopolis

On Wednesday 25 January, Vinopolis is holding a haggis-and-whisky evening to celebrate Burns Night.

the rib room 2011Celebrate Burns Night in style at the Rib Room

The Rib Room, in Knightsbridge, is opening its doors to patriotic Scots and sympathetic Sassenachs with a five-course Burns Night tasting menu.

new zealand winesRoll up for the New Zealand wine fair

Sample from a range of more than 600 wines at the 2012 New Zealand Wine Fair at Lord’s on Tuesday 24 January

kaluma ski 2012 featureGo gourmet in Courchevel

Courchevel is the perfect combination of sport and saveur, with picture-perfect ski slopes and gourmet opportunities galore.

aqua sushi and sake barStay cool this winter at Aqua Kyoto’s Ice Bar

Aqua Kyoto is launching a ‘cool’ new terrace this winter in the shape of the Saké & Sushi Ice Bar, which will offer alfresco dining to guests in a stylish space kitted out in with festive decorations and dazzling hand-carved ice sculptures.

chancery court chocolate afternoon teaChoc till you drop at the Chancery Court Hotel

Chancery Court Hotel has launched its first chocolate afternoon tea strictly for chocoholics. Enjoy limitless sweet treats, including white-chocolate-and-pistachio torte, raspberry-chocolate macaroons, sachertorte, brownies – and, of course, a chocolate fountain.

spiegel saloonThe Spiegel Saloon pops up at Winter Wonderland

Pop-up restaurant The Spiegel Saloon has opened its doors in Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.

Autumn winemaker dinner at Ransome's Dock

Californian winemaker Peter Franus will be showcasing a selection of his Napa Valley wines at Ransome’s Dock on Monday 28 November. Famous for his Zinfandels, Peter also makes a terrific Albariño and a well-respected Merlot, which he will present at the dinner.

RedhookLedbury chef cooks at Redhook’s Cornish Grill

On the last Sunday of every month, Redhook’s pop-up-in-residence, The Cornish Grill, invites guest chefs to rustle up Sunday lunch for diners. On 27 November, it’s the turn of James Knappett, former head chef at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, and now part of the kitchen team at The Ledbury.

Altitude BrunchGospel Brunch at Altitude 360

Gospel Brunch is a new experience that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at Altitude’s Millbank Tower venue, with singing by the London Community Gospel Choir.

wines of chile 2011_2Chile Christmas Wine Festival 2011

As a prelude to Christmas, Wines of Chile is hosting its third annual wine tasting on Friday 25 November. More than 150 wines will be available to sample, all of which are available in the UK from some of the country’s top high street, online and independent wine retailers.

Canape CupCinnamon Kitchen celebrates its third birthday

To celebrate its third birthday, Cinnamon Kitchen is offering a complimentary winter martini, the house signature cocktail, plus a surprise extra course to all diners who book for à-la-carte lunch or dinner throughout November. Call the restaurant on 020 7626 5000 or email, quoting ‘happy birthday’.

tom sellers2011Ex-Noma chef launches two-day pop-up

For two nights only, Tom Sellers, who has worked with superstar chefs such as René Redzepi, Thomas Keller, and Tom Aikens, is teaming up with The Rebel Dining Society to host a pop-up called Foreword.

The SavoyWin a place at an exclusive dinner at The Savoy

On 10 November 2011, The Savoy plays host to a special meal for Clarissa Dickson Wright to celebrate her book, A History of English Food.

anthony quinn sculptor diary eventGet non-member access to Morton's Club

The work of the late actor-turned-sculptor Anthony Quinn will be exhibited at Morton’s Club from 2-30 November. The exhibition will allow non-members of the reassuringly discreet private members’ club in Mayfair to take a peek behind its heavy door and spend some time soaking up the atmosphere.

taste of christmas 2011Exclusive ticket offers to Taste of Christmas 2011

Tickets for Taste of Christmas (2-4 December) are now on sale. Square Meal readers can buy two standard tickets for £26, saving £18 on the door price. Plus, get £10 off tickets to Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival Pop-Up Restaurant, new to the show this year.

Square Meal Wine Tastings 2009Win tickets to the Square Meal Wine Tasting 2011

Square Meal’s much-anticipated annual wine tasting is returning to Vinopolis next Wednesday, 9 November, and we have five free pairs of tickets (worth £90 per pair) to give away.

Cantina del PonteEnjoy après-ski without the ski at Cantina

Cantina del Ponte is recreating the glamorous Italian ski resort of Cortina on the banks of the River Thames until 13 November.

Montagu restaurant 36 CMYKIndulge in Champagne Sunday brunch at The Montagu

The Montagu restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Hotel has launched a Champagne Brunch menu to get your Sundays off to a flying start.

river room savoy placeGourmet meal and foodie auction at The Savoy

On 7 November, The Savoy hotel is hosting a unique charity evening that mixes art and top-quality food in order to raise money for PAC (Pre- and Post-adoption Advice and Counselling).

asahi mixology event 2011Mix and mingle with Asahi

The Saatchi Gallery is gearing up to host the Asahi Molecular Mixology Masters 2011 and Square Meal readers are invited to attend the exclusive event and sample some delicious, complimentary cocktails.

elton john grey goose ballGet the El Bulli experience at the Grey Goose Ball

If you didn’t manage to eat at Ferran Adria’s celebrated el Bulli before it closed, get your mitts on tickets to the fifth annual Grey Goose winter ball, which will be catered for by the four-times World’s Best Restaurant’s kitchen team.

rumfest2011Escape to paradise at UK RumFest 2011

UK RumFest returns for a fifth successive year to celebrate the spirit of rum – and it’s bigger and better than ever before. The event, which takes place from 15-16 October at Kensington Olympia 2, promises to whisk you away to tropical climes with samples of more than 400 rums, live music and dancers, cocktail competitions that pitch the best mixologists in the UK against each other, and fine-food tastings and workshops. Plus, there’s a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival in November.

cinnamon club salmon with green-pea salsaCinnamon Club wine-and-spice dinner

On Friday 7 October, fine-dining Indian restaurant The Cinnamon Club is hosting an intimate wine-and-spice evening with Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. The restaurant is offering 10 tickets to Square Meal readers at a 20% discount.

Square Meal Wine Tasting 2011Square Meal Wine Tasting 2011


The City’s favourite wine tasting is back! On Wednesday 9 November, taste 250 wines and fine-food samples and enjoy gourmet bowl food and live music with colleagues or clients. Each ticket will be entered into a prize draw to win a trip for two to Grenada.

tokaji wine dinnerEnjoy Tokaji wines at Quaglino’s

On Thursday 13 October, join a select group of wine enthusiasts for a four-course dinner at Quaglino’s, with matching wines from Hungarian vineyard Disznóko, one of the country’s largest wineries.

Try some top tipples at Wines of South Africa tasting

Wines of South Africa invites you to an informal evening of great South African wines and a chance to meet some of the country's top winemakers. Taste more than 200 different wines from more than 30 different producers, including some of the best-known names from the Cape, such as Meerlust, Bouchard Finlayson, Paul Cluver, Rustenberg and Cederberg.

angela hartnett at murano_terrence higgins trust eventCelebrity chef supperclubs for charity

Restaurateurs including Murano’s Angela Hartnett are taking part in a ‘Celebrity Supperclub’ in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity.

DishoomCelebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at Dishoom

To mark the end of Ramadan, Bombay-style café Dishoom will be serving a special Eid-ul-Fitr feast menu until 4 September.

sabrinas passionsSabrina’s Passions takes on The French Laundry

Square Meal amateur critic Sabrina Ghayour is hosting a one-off 'French Launderette' supper club priced at £2.50pp.

chairmans reserve notting hill carnival_2012Chairman’s Reserve rum at Notting Hill Carnival

If you’re heading to this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, from 28-29 August, make sure you celebrate with the proper spirit – and the Chairman’s Reserve Guide to Notting Hill Carnival.

big city cook challengeThe Big City Cook challenge

Join this fundraising event where cooking enthusiasts compete in professional kitchens for charity.

Le Pont de la TourEnjoy meal deals with Portuguese wine

Wines of Portugal have teamed up with D&D restaurants to offer diners the chance to sample some of the country’s best-loved bottles. Enjoy a two- or three-course meal with a glass of vinho verde, or Nova Safra, a classic fruity red from Pinhal da Torre, for just £15 (for two courses) or £20 (for three courses).

1 Lombard street 2011Wine-tasting dinner at 1 Lombard Street

On Monday 8 August, 1 Lombard Street is hosting a wine tasting of some of its most prestigious bottles, as part of its Wine Society events.

banqueting houseTake afternoon tea at a royal palace

Whitehall’s Banqueting House has opened the doors of its main hall to the public for afternoon tea until 28 August.

artisan and vineWin a meal at Artisan & Vine with DrinkBritain

Win a three-course dinner for two – with wine pairings chosen by DrinkBritain founder Susanna Forbes – at Battersea’s Artisan & Vine.

birra moretti pop-up pizzaPop-up pizza classes with Birra Moretti

Birra Moretti is launching a series of pop-up gourmet pizza masterclasses in the capital, which will run until the end of July. Participants can take time out from their working day to relax and learn the art of pizza making, courtesy of Birra Moretti – whose beer is the secret ingredient to the pizza dough.

omar1_estrella dammEnjoy tapas with Estrella Damm

Spanish tapas has never been as popular in the UK as it is now. With its clean and crisp taste, Estrella Damm, Spain’s leading premium beer, is the perfect accompaniment to tapas dishes, which can vary considerably in terms of their taste, texture, and spiciness. Try Estrella with top London tapas at the following restaurants.

cloudy bay shackSkye Gyngell and Cloudy Bay's pop-up ‘Shack’

Cloudy Bay and Skye Gyngell are hosting a pop-up in Parsons Green from 30-31 July.

foodies festival2-4-1 tickets to Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival is coming to London’s Battersea Park from 29-31 July – and Square Meal readers can get two tickets for the price of one.

young turksPop-up restaurant in Canary Wharf

This week, gourmet pop-up restaurateurs The Clove Club and The Young Turks are coming to Canary Wharf.

ruinart blanc de blancsEnjoy a Champagne summer with Ruinart

Ruinart certainly knows a few things when it comes to making Champagne. And Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – made exclusively with white Chardonnay grapes, which give the Champagne a fresh, elegant taste – is the perfect choice for the summer. This year, Ruinart has teamed up with a host of stylish venues where you can sample Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne for yourself.

L'EtrangerWine auctions at L'Etranger

Kensington’s L’Etranger is launching a monthly wine auction, to be held in the wine shop on specified dates from 11am-1pm. Bid for more than 100 lots, including Champagne and red, white and sweet wines, available to purchase by the bottle or the case.

margot henderson_use only for soho food feastJoin the Soho food feast

Margot Henderson (pictured), wife of St John’s Fergus, has organised a mini-food festival to celebrate the best Soho has to offer, in support of Soho Parish Primary School. Chefs and restaurateurs including Mark Hix, Eddie Hart and Fergus Henderson will be lending their support to the event, hosting cookery demonstrations of signature dishes.

Laverstoke Park FarmField-to-fork festival

From 30-31 July, Laverstoke Park Farm will host a county show-cum-food festival.

Ransome's DockBordeaux wine dinner at Ransome's Dock

Join Bordeaux expert and Master of Wine Richard Lashbrook for a six-course dinner with wine pairings at Ransome's Dock.

chocolate praline dessert_berwick lodgeJudge bespoke dishes from top UK restaurants paired with Hennessy X.O

Hennessy, the world’s number-one-selling Cognac, has challenged some of the UK’s most prestigious fine-dining restaurants to create the ultimate after-dinner food pairing to complement a digestif of Hennessy X.O - and diners have all summer to go and try them.

PearlSeafood masterclasses at Pearl

This summer, chef Jun Tanaka will host three alfresco seafood barbecue masterclasses at the Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel, home to Pearl Restaurant and Bar.

Talisker Burns NightWin a bottle of Talisker single malt

Send us a paragraph describing your best Father’s Day moment and you could win a bottle of Talisker 10 Year Old.

BNP ParibasWin two free tickets to meet Mark Philippoussis

Win two tickets to a drinks reception hosted by tennis star Mark Phillippoussis and Asahi beer.

Mint Leaf LoungeIndian summer at Mint Leaf Lounge

Mint Leaf Lounge is offering Indian food enthusiasts a summer cookery masterclass that will teach students how to approach seasonal summer produce, particularly seafood, with a view to entertaining.

feastivalFood and music at The Big Feastival

Tickets are on sale for this boutique music festival with first-class food, courtesy of top London restaurants including Barbecoa and Benares. Bands include Mystery Jets, Athlete and Soul II Soul. Proceeds go to The Prince's Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation.

chowpatty beachDishoom recreates Bombay’s Chowpatty Beach

As part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Dishoom is launching a pop-up beach bar.

BOISDALE bishopsgateGulls' egg menu at Boisdale

A special menu to make the most of this delicacy during its limited season.

BenaresBenares pops up at Meza

Atul Kochhar is bringing his Michelin-starred Indian restaurant to Soho from 4-28 May.

piaget competitionWin Piaget jewellery at Café Luc

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Café Luc in Marylebone is offering Champagne lovers the chance to win Piaget jewellery worth up to £9,000.

Etranger NEW 2007Seven-course Royal Wedding banquet

L’Etranger will host an exclusive seven-course meal for one group of diners.

Mason & TaylorMason & Taylor ale festival

This Easter weekend, Mason & Taylor will be holding its inaugural real-ale festival, which will focus on 'single-hop' ales.

London Cocktail ClubLondon Cocktail Club celebrates St George

Barman JJ Goodman will be serving up English-themed cocktails with a side order of cheeky English humour.

dom perignon 2002Celebrate spring with 2002 Dom Pérignon

Throughout spring, bubbly lovers can enjoy 2002 Dom Pérignon – the latest vintage from the renowned Champagne house – paired with special tasting menus, or served by the glass, at some of London’s top restaurants.

Chelsea Flower ShowChelsea Flower Show afternoon tea at The Connaught

Relax after a day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne and a flower-powered afternoon tea, held at The Connaught, Mayfair.

champagne glasses Try 25 Champagnes at charity tasting

Sample 25 outstanding Champagnes, including 2004 Louis Roederer Cristal, 2002 Bollinger La Grande Année, and 2002 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage, at a charity tasting event on 10 May.

champagne glasses Try 25 Champagnes at charity tasting

Sample 25 outstanding Champagnes, including 2004 Louis Roederer Cristal, 2002 Bollinger La Grande Année, and 2002 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage, at a charity tasting event on 10 May.

caprice 2 natural-2007Bloody Mary brunch at Le Caprice

From 9 April to 26 June, Le Caprice is hosting a Bloody Mary weekend brunch, in association with Belvedere vodka.

TrishnaIndian food and drinks pairing

Trishna has launched a monthly curry evening with wine and beer pairings, called Not Your Average Curry Night – Thinking Outside The Bottle.

peroni bottleSummer drinking with Peroni

This summer, top London bars have been invited to create a bespoke aperitivo, served with a bottle of Peroni. You be the judge of the best one.

Taste of LondonUK food festivals 2011

Summer is not far away and food festivals will prove a big draw with families and gastronomes across the country. Whether you want to see how the big-name chefs cook your favourite dishes, or taste the best produce your area has to offer, there are plenty of events to choose from – both inside and outside the capital. Find your nearest festival and book tickets before the rush.

The Cinnamon ClubCinnamon Club Wine Dinner

Join The Cinnamon Club in celebrating the best of European wines. The restaurant will be hosting an exclusive five-course dinner with matching wines from two great winemakers, Quinta de La Rosa in Portugal, and Weinguy Heymann-Löwenstein from Germany. Tickets cost £90.

strawberriesDiary date: Foodies Festival

The Foodies Festival will tour the country from 30 April to 29 August, starting in Brighton and taking in Hampton Court, Manchester, Bristol, London and Edinburgh, before winding up in Oxford.

london coffee festivalLondon Coffee Festival

From 8-10 April, the inaugural London Coffee Festival, held at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, will celebrate coffee and food culture with tastings, demonstrations and entertainment.

Criterion - terraceWine tasting evenings at Criterion

Criterion restaurant is launching a quarterly wine tasting event, focusing on a different style of wine each time, with the final tasting of the year dedicated to Champagne. Tickets cost £70, including reception canapés, four glasses of wine, a three-course dinner, coffee and petit fours.

Modern PantryThe Modern Pantry pops up at Meza

Anna Hansen’s Modern Pantry, in Clerkenwell, will take up residence at Soho’s Meza, from 22 March–16 April. Meza’s restaurant and bar will be transformed into The Modern Pantry, with minimalist surroundings and signature dishes from the menu, such as sugar-cured New Caledonian prawn omelette with spring onion, coriander and smoked chilli sambal.

taste_london2Taste of London 2011

Tickets are on sale now for the Taste of London festival, the UK’s largest open-air food and drink festival, to be held in Regent’s Park from 16–19 June. Establishments such as Corrigan’s Mayfair, Le Caprice, Gauthier Soho and Pétrus will join the festival’s 40 restaurants for the first time, as well as new restaurant Ora. Chefs including Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr, Silvena Rowe and Richard Corrigan will be holding cookery demonstrations.

Taste of Greece 3Greece is the word at Westfield

Visitors to Westfield from 19-27 March can experience all that Greece has to offer, thanks to an ‘immersive Greek experience’ organised by the Greek Tourist Board.

Montague on the GardensCigar dinner at the Montague Hotel

The Montague Hotel in Bloomsbury will hold its inaugural cigar dinner on 18 April on its covered, heated cigar terrace. Diners will enjoy a three-course meal, plus a chance to sample three classic cigars, which will be introduced by a representative from top cigar company Hunters & Frankau.

L'AnimaBanfi Wine Dinner at L'Anima

For one night only, Square Meal readers have the chance to sample some of the best Italian food and wine thanks to L’Anima restaurant and top Tuscan estate Castello Banfi.

Paternoster ChopblockButchery class at Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House is introducing exclusive butchery skills classes in its private dining room. Experienced butcher Eddie White will demonstrate how to recognise and prepare different cuts of meat, while the restaurant’s head chef, Peter Weeden, will talk about how best to cook them.

hawksmoor 1Fine wine by the glass at Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor Seven Dials and Hawksmoor Spitalfields are launching a series of tasting events that will make some of the world’s top wines available by the glass at cost prices.

Bath PrioryWine Dinner, Bath Priory

Winemaker Jean-Charles Cazes, of Château Lynch Bages, is hosting a four-course gourmet dinner at The Bath Priory.

whisky glass splashWhisky tasting for women

Gillian Howell, from Penderyn distillery in Wales, will host a women-only whisky tasting, to awaken the female palate to this traditionally male drink.

Saké and umami dinner with Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Matsuhisa (of Nobu fame) will speak in front of a select group of diners at a saké and umami dinner at Nobu Old Park Lane, on 11, 12 and 13 February.

barcelona tapasContino wine tasting

Spanish winemaker Viñedos del Contino is hosting a wine tasting evening at Barcelona Tapas Bar on 18 February.

saraban_cover_greg_malouf_bookBook signing by chef Greg Malouf

Australian chef Greg Malouf will be signing copies of his new book, Saraban, at Made in Camden, the Roundhouse's new restaurant, on 10 February.

Wines from Spain 2011Invitation to Wines from Spain Tasting 2011

Tickets are fast selling out for Wines from Spain’s food and wine tasting, one of the highlights of the London foodie calendar. More than 100 wines will be available to taste at the event, held at Old Billingsgate on 10 March, and eight of the capital’s top Spanish restaurants – including Barrafina and Tapas Brindisa – will serve tapas and serrano ham to accompany the wine. Live music and wine walks by expert Susy Atkins will add to the fun.

Golf and gossip at Babylon

Enjoy a golf lesson followed by a three-course lunch overlooking the rooftop gardens.

l'atelier des chefsLearn to cook in 2011

Can you remember the resolutions you made at the start of January? Forget those tired pledges that just focused on denial – when it comes to resolutions worth sticking to, February is the new January. Make a pact with yourself to acquire a new skill, by learning to cook like a professional chef – whether you choose to try your hand at a Michelin-style feast, fusion food, or an Italian quick fix.

REFURBISHED May Fair HotelSunday lunch and movie at May Fair Hotel

New monthly film club offering a laid-back Sunday lunch followed by an afternoon movie in the private screening room.

PetrusMasterclasses with Pétrus' head chef

Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred Knightsbridge restaurant Pétrus is holding chef’s table masterclasses to give guests of all abilities the chance to cook in a world-class kitchen.

cinnamon club2Free tickets to a once-in-a-decade dinner

The Cinnamon Club is celebrating its 10th birthday with a special 10-course anniversary dinner on March 21, for which tickets are free. Register by 25 February to be in with a chance of winning one of 50 pairs of free tickets.

Talisker Burns NightTalisker's Burns' Night Bash: free tickets

Celebrate Robert Burns with a wee dram – or two – courtesy of the makers of Talisker whisky, who will host an exclusive free Burns Night bash at St Katherine’s Dock to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).

Dinner with Giorgio Locatelli

Join Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli for a three-course Italian meal with wine at Hix Restaurant and Champagne Bar at Selfridges. Don’t miss the chance to hear him speak about his career and share his passion for Italian food.

square_mile_saluteSquare Mile salutes British troops

Support wounded British troops by taking part in the Square Mile Salute at the Guildhall. The evening kicks off with a canapé reception led by Boris Johnson, followed by a five-course banquet devised by chefs including Albert Roux and Jason Atherton. After the meal, Jeremy Clarkson will assist the auctioneer as bids are taken for prizes that include a holiday to Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Proceeds go to charity.

Dinner with Giorgio Locatelli

Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli will host a three-course Italian meal with wine at Hix Restaurant and Champagne Bar at Selfridges on February 10 at 7pm.

69 Colebrooke1Ferragosto at 69 Colebrooke Row

Islington bar 69 Colebrooke Row is holding a celebration of Ferragosto, the Italian holiday marking the middle of the summer. From 2pm on Saturday 15 August, the bar is offering Italian food and drinks to mark the occasion. Tickets are £25 per person, which includes food, as well as four cocktails from a list of aperitivos, including negronis and americaninos. Children are welcome too. For £10, over-sixes get food and kid punch, while younger children get in free. And wear your La Dolce Vita finest - there are prizes for the best-dressed man and woman in 1950s Italian attire.

zafferanoCookery Masterclasses at Zafferano Delicatessen

London may be teeming with Italian restaurants, but there’s certainly something satisfying about be able to make your own gnocchi, vitello tonnata or osso bucco. So why not learn from the best with masterclasses at Michelin-starred Zafferano in Knightsbridge. Held in the restaurant’s next-door deli, classes are limited to six people to ensure maximum interaction with Sardinian-born Paolo Saba, executive chef of group that owns Zafferano.

chicago9Fourth of July festivities

Ah, 1776. The year when Crown Prince Paul I of Russia married Sophie Marie Dorothea of Wurttemberg and Captain Cook set off on his final, fatal excursion to the Pacific from Plymouth. And oh yes, the American colonies declared independence from mother England. To mark the occasion, Americans everywhere will be letting off fireworks, singing patriotic songs, and chowing down to their favourite Stateside grub. If you know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner, or just fancy joining in all the fun, check out Square Meal’s guide to the fourth of July festivities.

Jean-Christophe Novelli 08Learn to Cook with Jean-Christophe Novelli

Fancy learning to cook with Jean-Christophe Novelli? The dishy French chef is hosting an ‘Intensive Hands-on Masterclass’ at The Novelli Academy in Hertfordshire on Saturday 28 June.

AlmeidaTaking a bite of the Almeida

French restaurant Almeida has created a unique way of grabbing its diners' attention: by concocting an ‘edible menu.’ Head chef Alan Jones has devised an ambitious seven-course menu where each course is dedicated to an initial of the Almeida’s name and each ingredient is presented in three different ways.

Umzi Wethu studentsCharity wine tasting evening at Vivat Bacchus

Vivat Bacchus and The Wilderness Foundation are hosting a charity wine tasting evening in aid of Umzi Wethu Training Academy, a South African youth support project

Pink ChampagneChampagne summer menu at The Oriental Restaurant Group

Until 31 July, restaurants within The Oriental Restaurant Group are offering a three-course Champagne menu for just £35

PaellaA Taste of Spain at Borough Market

Looking to add a little sunshine to your day, but know you can’t rely on British weather? Why not head to Borough Market on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 June, where A Taste of Spain – a festival of all things Spanish – will be in full swing. From 12N-8pm on both days, Square Meal readers are being invited to come along, enjoy the live Spanish music, and sample an array of wine and food from Spain, including a giant Valencian paella on Thursday afternoon