Tickets to this year's London Restaurant Festival are now on sale.
The festival, which will run from 3 to 17 October, will see a host of events take place across the capital including the restaurant on the London Eye, which this year will be manned by celebrated chefs including Jason Atherton, Pierre Koffmann, Hélène Darroze and Marcus Wareing.
Now in its third year, the London Restaurant Festival has been created by the London Evening Standard‘s food critic Fay Maschler and Simon Davis, who together run restaurant consultancy Private View, and this year has the support of VisitBritain and tourism minister John Penrose.
It is a city-wide celebration of dining out and is designed to raise the profile of establishments involved and drive footfall, with around 800 restaurants participating.
A series of new events will be introduced this year including walking gourmet odysseys in Soho, Mayfair, Covent Garden and Clerkenwell where diners will walk between different restaurants from course to course; and a tapas passport allowing punters to enjoy a different dish and glass of wine at different tapas restaurants.
Other events will include gourmet odysseys on London buses; a food quiz held at the Criterion on Piccadilly as well as participating pubs; and the Great Food Debate. The festival will culminate in an awards ceremony to be held at the Old Spitalfields Market.
Ticket prices start at £110 and are available from the London Restaurant Festival's website.
By Kerstin Kühn
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