July 1, 2021
Taste Of London 7th – 11th July & 14th – 18th July
The most delicious, exciting, sociable and fun event of the summer and to me the entire year, is finally returning with an additional five days: Taste of London (TOL) and now that COVID restrictions have finally been relaxed we are all able this visit fantastic event.
Every summer, TOL take over Regent’s Park for a next level food-fuelled garden party, slap bang in the centre of one of the coolest cities in the world, joined by 55,000 hungry Londoners, ready to devour the best food and drink our talented country has to offer.
So, what actually goes down?
TOL round up the hottest London restaurants, the next biggest food conquerors, the newest breakthrough kitchens and bring them altogether to create the biggest food festival in the country. Alongside their week-long restaurants, a line-up of Daily Specials gives you the chance to sample some of the city’s tastiest new concepts, popping up for one or two days only.
The fully COVID-secure, socially distanced festival will be opening its doors on July 7th come rain or shine, and you’ll be guaranteed to find them there.
Check out the top reasons below as to why you should be rounding up your nearest and dearest and purchasing your tickets asap:
1. There is a tonne of ways to get involved with the festivities besides devouring all the mouth water delectables. Such as dancing until the sun goes down. This year, the London REIGN, will be keeping you entertained throughout the day, with DJs providing the perfect backtrack to your feasting.
2. Find your new favourites. The joy of taste is that the festival is packed with brand new talent, for you to explore and learn all about. To be precise, 25 new restaurants along with many rising-star chefs will be making their debut and it’s their job as very hungry festival goers, to sample and feast on their incredible food.
3. The Fire Pit. A flame fuelled centrepiece of Taste of London, a roaring riot of theatrics and feasting and the place we are most excited to be checking out as very serious BBQ’ers. (Stemmed from my dad’s Australian roots). London’s “hottest” chefs bringing a rare insight into open-flame cooking skills and a limited, curated menu of dishes available for onlookers to purchase. Heading up the line-up is Jack Whitehall & Marcus Petty-Saphon’s meat mania-concept Food Slut with chef Thom Bateman, who will join lockdown superstar Hot4U which was set up by ex-head chef of Cub Matthew Scott and Eddy Tejada of St John.
4. A Laurent Perrier club house. Need we say more? Decked out with comfy sofas and dappled with shade from the pergolas, it’s the perfect location to take a break from the bustle of the festival, pair your restaurant bounty with a bottle of Cuvée Rosé, or share a group cheers ahead of taking part in their Prêt-À-Por-tea masterclass in collaboration with The Berkeley to create a biscuit in homage to Manolo Blahnik, iced in champagne pink.
5. Sit, relax, unwind and unroll your blanket in the ‘Suffolk’ meadow and in the, fingers very tightly crossed, summer sunshine, as you enjoy the sounds of the string quartet, serenading you with their spin on some true modern classics. Inside your Aspall picnic basket is all the ingredients you need for the ultimate hamper experience. Tuck into five delicious Aspall-inspired dishes, all washed down with a complimenting Aspall Cyder. To complete the day, you’ll get a take-home gift bag full of Aspall treats to enjoy when you leave.