The Caterer
Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Second London Restaurant Festival to run for fortnight in October

31 March 2010 by

The second London Restaurant Festival will run in the capital for two weeks in October, Caterersearch can reveal.

The event was launched last year by the London Evening Standard's food critic Fay Maschler and Simon Davis, who together run restaurant consultancy A Private View. It is a citywide celebration of dining out designed to raise the profile of restaurants involved and drive footfall.

Supported by Mayor of London Boris Johnson and tourism body Visit London, the 2010 London Restaurant Festival will run for two weeks from 4-18 October compared with six days last year. Restaurant operators in the capital can register to take part in the event by entering their details on its website.).

Last year, the London Restaurant Festival attracted more than 500 operators and saw a myriad of events take place including the high-profile pop-up restaurant of iconic chef Pierre Koffmann on the roof of department store Selfridges, which ran for more than seven weeks.

Other events included the biggest ever Sunday roast cooked by chefs including Fergus Henderson, John Torode and Mark Hix at Leadenhall Market as well as the London Eye Restaurant Capsules, which saw celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and six other top London chefs transform one of the capsules of the London Eye into a kitchen.

Maschler, chair of the London Restaurant Festival, told Caterersearch: "The London Restaurant Festival was initiated last year as recognition and magnification of London's immense diversity and liveliness when it comes to eating out.

"The greater number of establishments that sign up to publicise their talent, cuisine and menu, the more potential customers can be alerted to somewhere new to try or reminded of somewhere worth revisiting."

The 2010 London Restaurant Festival will launch with an industry gathering at the Club at the Ivy on 13 April.

London Restaurant Festival Award winners revealed >>

Selfridges extends Pierre Koffmann's pop-up restaurant yet again >>

Bidder pays £23,000 to dine with Gordon Ramsay on London Eye >>
By Kerstin Kühn

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next restaurant job here with jobs

Blogs on]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking