Company of Cooks has teamed up with British gardening expert Jekka McVicar to launch a summer menu campaign called HerbFest.
McVicar has worked with the independent caterer to install herb gardens at six of its venues, including the Royal Opera House, RHS Garden at Wisley and the Brewhouse Café at Kenwood House.
Company of Cooks has redesigned its menus to incorporate fresh herbs grown in the on-site installations, which will be available for for private bookings and events for the duration of the project.
"I don't know why we haven't done this before. All through the year, but particularly at this time, herbs just do not get taken seriously enough by cooks and consumers, despite their flourishing all over from urban window boxes, balcony bags, our mum's rockery's to those wonderful organic farms of fields and tunnels in the West country grandly cultivating by the kilo," commented Company of Cooks founder Mike Lucy.
Southbank Centre Riverside Terrace café and bar, Queen Elizabeth Hall roof garden and the Garden Café at Regents Park have also been set up to celebrate HerbFest.