On Saturday 30 March, people all over the world will mark Earth Hour, an initiative from the world's leading independent conservation organisation WWF, which sees homes and places of business switch off their lights for one whole hour.
Earth Hour is about raising awareness for global issues which effect the environment around us, and some of London’s top restaurants are getting in on the act. Brasserie of Light, which opened inside legendary department store Selfridge’s last year, will offer a special dining in the dark experience on the night.
Brasserie of Light will be plunged into darkness
From 8.30-9.30pm, the Caprice Holdings restaurant will switch off all lights in the restaurant and bar, transforming the brasserie into a twinkling, candle-lit space. Guests will dine from the eclectic à la carte menu, feasting on dishes such as popcorn shrimp with a chilli glaze, or blackened cod with charred sprouting broccoli, wasabi mayonnaise and truffle wafu dressing.
To add a bit of colour to proceedings, guests at Brasserie of Light will be treated to live music, as well as performances from ballerinas whose costumes will be lit by glistening LED lights.
Other London restaurants will also mark the occasion. On Thursday 28 March, two riverside restaurants on D&D London’s portfolio will host candlelight dinners in support of Earth Hour, with 10% of ticket sales from the evening being donated to WWF.
Diners will eat by candelight
Both Francesco Mazzei’s Fiume in Battersea and Blueprint Café in Shad Thames will switch off all of their lights for the entire evening, while serving a three-course dinner solely lit by candlelight.
Click on the restaurant's names above to book your place, and don’t forget to tuck your napkin into collar, as spillages in the dark are likely!
If you want more sustainable dining inspiration, take a look at these eco-friendly London restaurants.