A Food-Lover’s Guide to London Restaurant Festival 2014

Here’s your chance to enjoy affordable, coursed menus and attend premium dinners by top London-based chefs
Credit: London Restaurant Festival

Act quickly to reserve a seat at some of London’s most sought-after tables.

From the modest to the Michelin-starred, the annual London Restaurant Festival has made stellar prix fixe menus available at over 250 restaurants through October 27. The Festival Menu Program lists the restaurants’ multi-course offerings bracketed by budget; most are between £10-20, £20-30, or £30-40. If you ever dreamt of dining at acclaimed London institutions such as L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon or Boulestin for under £40, this is your chance.                              

The major food-lover’s fête also hosts themed culinary tours where “passport-holders” can eat at several designated dining picks for a day, and attend spectacular dinners by top London-based chefs, including Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social and Angela Hartnett of Murano. Whether you want to enjoy the many affordable, coursed menus around town or attend a premium dinner event, book quickly, as the entire city has caught on and everyone wants a seat at the table.

Editor’s Picks for Festival Menus, sorted by budget:

Plateau Bar & Grill, French
2 courses, £15

Guildford Arms, British
3 tapas dishes, £18

Kensington Place, Seafood
2 courses, £20

La Pont de la Tour, French
2 courses, £15 or 3 courses, £20

Almeida, French
2 courses, £20

Swan at the Globe, British
2 courses, £28.50

The Cinnamon Club, Indian
2 courses, £24

Skylon, Modern European
3 courses and a glass of Laurent Perrier, £30
2 courses, £25

 Winter Garden at the Landmark London, European
3 courses, £29 (lunch only)

Oxo Tower
3 courses, £30 (dinner only)         


L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, French
3 courses, £36

Simpsons-in-the-Strand, British
3 courses, £32

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, French
2 courses, £30 or 3 courses, £38 (lunch only)

Roux at the Landau, French
3 courses, £35

Babylon at the Roof Gardens, European
3 course, £35

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