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Fun, festivities and fine food

Now, if that headline isn’t enough to make you read on then we don’t know what will. After all, what out of those three categories is not to like?

The good news is that for this month, visitors to the UK’s capital will be able to enjoy all three, at the same time and in abundance. Why? Because the London Restaurant Festival is taking place from 1 – 31st October.

The event, which promises to be a ‘citywide celebration of eating out’, has been created to raise the profile of eating establishments throughout the city that are involved in – and have been acknowledged for – keeping foodies happy.

From Michelin-starred mavericks through to local bistros, the festival wants October to be a passport to London’s finest cooking – and let’s face it, in a city that boasts 8.63 million people, there’s plenty of choice.

Now, while we’re huge advocates of what London Restaurant Festival is doing, there seems to be so much going on – from events, tastings and even film – that it’s hard to know where to start: a bit like a menu where you like the sound of every dish (to use a food analogy).

So, to make it simpler, we thought we’d help save you time by giving you access to the restaurants that are participating in – and offering deals as part of – this year’s festival. Not only that, but we’ve also shortlisted our favourites, too.

Oh, and if you do take advantage of the deals and visit any of our favourites, then don’t be surprised if you see – and taste – a familiar brand of smoked salmon.

John Ross Jr’s top 5 London Restaurant Festival contenders


  1. The Goring Hotel


The hotel’s fantastic restaurant, headed up by Shay Cooper, has just been awarded a Michelin Star. Needless to say its blend of British classics and modern dishes is good. Very good.


  1. Babylon at The Roof Gardens


Only 100 feet up from the hustle and bustle of Kensington High Street lies what has become one of London’s most impressive restaurants. And it’s not only the food that’s great but the views across London are quite something, too.


  1. Outlaw’s Restaurant at The Capital Hotel


Outlaw’s Restaurant (headed up by renowned chef Nathan Outlaw) at The Capital Hotel is Michelin Starred and once you’ve had a meal there, you’ll understand why. With a range of stunning dishes created using British-caught fish, this one is close to our hearts.


  1. Indigo, One Aldwych


Similar to Outlaw’s Restaurant, Indigo has carved a reputation for using seasonal ingredients sourced from the British Isles. A great restaurant in a great part of London.

 Indigo, One Aldwych

  1. Winter Garden at The Landmark


This restaurant’s award-winning afternoon teas aren’t the only things that stand out at this notable London eatery. From its prestigious location to its ambitious dishes, Winter Garden is one to put on your list for this month.


And for those of you who would like to explore your options, take advantage of the deals and book a table, then you can do it here.