Taste of London is a four day celebration and exploration of the capital’s finest culinary flavours, taking place in East London’s Tobacco Dock. After a sellout summer edition at Regent’s Park in June, Taste of London returns on 16th November to host a selection of our city’s best restaurants, world-class chefs and artisan producers.
Between 16 - 19 November 2017, the transformed foodie wonderland of Tobacco Dock will host the sister to the summer festival, Taste of London: The Festive Edition. It’s the perfect way to kick-off the Christmas season in style with London’s tastiest food, festive tipples, a fantastic chef lineup on the AEG Taste Theatre, cooking masterclasses, and all the shopping you need to get set for the Christmas season.
At the Festive Edition, food enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice as they sample a heavenly selection of 15 up-and-coming culinary hot spots, with daily guest appearances from some of the most innovative restaurants in London.
What to food to expect at Taste of London…
BAO specialises in ‘xiao chi’small snacks and ‘bao’steamed milk buns, each individually made to a secret recipe the trio have spent years developing. BAO Soho was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016.
The team have travelled extensively together across Taiwan, China and Asia, cooking and gaining inspiration for the birth of BAO, which has achieved cult status amongst London foodies.
Les 110 de Taillevent
Following the tradition of the Michelin two-star Taillevent in Paris, Les 110 de Taillevent in London offers both classic and modern French dishes along with a choice of perfectly paired wines by the glass.
Over 110 wines by the glass, along with a wine list of over 1100 bins can be enjoyed in the modern styled restaurant, or on the al fresco Terrace for lunch or dinner Monday to Friday and for dinner on Saturday.
“Restaurants like this are the reason that London is the envy of Paris and New York”–Michel Roux Jr”
Kricket is the new-wave Indian restaurant by Chef Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell, serving modern Indian-inspired small plates and cocktails. Combining British ingredients with the authentic flavours of India, Kricket’s menu offers refined versions of classic Indian dishes, that aim to be both seasonal and accessible. Kricket is adored by chefs in London and beyond –with the pair counting Nuno Mendes, Pierre Koffmann and Anna Hanson amongst their fans.
From across the majestic sub-continent, showcasing flavours from the royal kitchens of the North to the fragrant spices of the South, Jamavar London has recently opened its doors in Mayfair. Guests can enjoy creative small plates, inspired by the street food markets of Northern and Southern India, signature Jamavar curries, biryani and choice from the Tandoor region.
Action Against Hunger 5 Star Doughnut Restaurant
Action Against Hunger is proud to have been Taste of London’s charity partner for over 10 years. Working closely with the UK food industry for 18 years, Action Against Hunger unites top chefs, restaurants, critics, food producers and food lovers to raise funds and awareness to help get child hunger off the table.
From oysters to kebabs, hotdogs to burgers, Action Against Hunger has served up thousands of exclusive dishes to Taste of London’s visitors over the last decade, working with over 50 of the UK’s top chefs during the partnership. And this year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint! Chefs including Peter Gordon, Dan Doherty, Anna Hansen, and Cyrus Todiwala will each create a 5 Star Doughnut for Festive Edition of Taste of London, with more chefs yet to be announced! All proceeds from doughnut sales go to Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving programmes worldwide.
Bubbledogs, located in Fitzrovia, is unlike most Champagne bars. At Bubbledogs you can explore exclusive grower Champagnes sourced directly from the producers, whilst sinking your teeth into a selection of American-style hotdogs with globally inspired toppings on traditional steamed buns.
Farang is a modern Thai street food restaurant that focuses on using seasonal produce at its best, within Thai street food flavours and techniques.
Starting small as pop-ups, supper clubs, private catering and street food markets, head chef Sebby Holmes aims to build Farang London organically, getting face to face with customers and building a following through a shared love for Thai food.
Chai Wu is a modern Chinese restaurant occupying an opulent space on the fifth floor of the world-famous luxury department store, Harrods. The tasty, exotic and colourful dishes reflect the finest of modern Chinese cuisine. The menu consists of small dishes such as black truffle sour soup and Chilean sea bass dumpling with gold leaf, as well as luxury main dishes including Beijing duck and Alaskan king crab with soy yuzu. At Chai Wu there really are dishes to suit every taste.
Taste of London has a lunch and a dinner session. Tickets are valid for the session purchased for.