They don't come around very often but when they do, they sell out fast. Here's a list of our favourite foodie events across the capital.
Urban Food Fest street food & bar night markets take place every Saturday in Shoreditch, London from 5pm to midnight with free entry for everyone. There are 15 different trucks and stalls, serving gourmet global street food dishes; alongside specialty bars serving craft beers, exclusive Urban cocktails, cider, international wines, shots, prosecco, champagne, soft drinks & more. There is also live music, seating areas & a fantastic atmosphere.View Website
Sohos new underground sensation Cahoots is teaming up with the Basement Galley on Sunday, 9th August for an afternoon of fine dining, cocktails and post-war shenanigans. Guests will be transported to a world of scoundrels, underground jazz and a quintessentially British-inspired summer menu. The Underground Supper Club will offer guests a truly immersive dining experience with a menu that features the best of British fare circa 1946 along with specialty pairing cocktails.View Website
The Wonderland Bar, a theatrical and imaginative pop up bar that is bringing curious cocktails and impossible happenings to The Vaults this summer. Located in the enormous bespoke underground Wonderland and unlike anything in London at the moment, the bar is a separate world of discovery and delight.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2am Wonderland Lates features live bands, DJs and live video mix mashup sets from Ithaca. Food is from Pieminister and although not being able to boast size-transformational qualities, the cocktails by Bourne & Hollingsworth are nonetheless beautifully crafted and inventive enough to be worthy of any Mad Hatter’s tea party.
Cocktail master-classes, priced at £30, are also available on certain days throughout the week, and Kelly will now also be offering afternoon Pastry lessons available on Wednesdays for groups of up to 5 looking to perfect their patisserie skills. Guests can choose which dessert the lesson will be based on, from delicate macarons to scrumptious mille feuilles, and with lessons priced at £70 for the group this is a great activity for friends with a passion for pastry or looking to learn some new skills in the kitchen.View Website
This summer will see the talented brothers behind the acclaimed wild food restaurants, Rabbit on King?s Road and The Shed in Notting Hill, take to the road to bring foraged food to the rest of the country. Rabbit in The Shed will bring a taste of the countryside to a music or food festival near you as the Gladwins go on tour. Rabbit in The Shed will use the same food ethos insisted upon by the Gladwins in their London restaurants of ?What grows together, goes together?. The food will be sourced primarily from their own family far in Sussex, wit>h other local suppliers and wild foraging.View Website
The six informal tastings, which will run in hourly sessions from 3-8pm, will aim to give guests the best of both; a good helping of Hiver’s Brown and Blonde ales, along with rare-breed meat to scoff whilst they drink. We’re roping in Hannah, founder of Hiver, for a Q&A session with our guests, as well as several veteran Turner & George butchers on hand to chat about all things meat. Each beer will have two meats to compliment – we’re talking 50-day-aged Dexter and rare-breed pork shoulder chops.
As well as sausages samples, we'll be giving away recipe cards with every purchase from our very own Richard H Turner, who has compiled exclusive new recipes using, and complimenting t