Regent’s Park is once again transformed for a foodie festival with the return of Taste of London. The festival is in its 15th edition and has become a popular celebration of good food and drink and offers visitors the opportunity to sample dishes from some of the top London restaurants such as Duck & Waffle, Club Gascon, Roka, The Cinnamon Club, Oldroyd, Ember Yard, L’Autre Pied, Temper and many more.
The warm weather and sunny skies drew in the crowds for the Thursday afternoon session with a relaxing festival vibe with plenty of free samples for the hungry crowds to sample as they made their way around the festival site.
Whether it is the authentic Turkish delight in the Taste of Turkey or watching top chefs at the AEG Taste Theatre. the festival provides a large range of food and drink related experiences.
The smell from the aromatic dishes in the pop up restaurants may be difficult to resist but there are plenty of other foodie entertainment dotted around the site. The AEG Taste Theatre and other presentations have World-class chefs like Tom Kerridge, Thomasina Miers, Marcus Samuelsson, Jose Pizarro and Alex Atala, providing plenty of advice and an opportunity to see their expertise close up.
New this year is The Taste Residence which features some of the top chefs in the world, intimate groups of diners are treated to an exclusive fine dining experience designed, and delivered by the chefs themselves which include Alex Atala of 2 Michelin-starred D.O.M, World’s 50 Best’s Female Chef of the Year Ana Roš and Ollie Dabbous of 1 Michelin-starred Dabbous.
If you want to get more involved there are plenty of opportunities to take part in interactive masterclasses and demonstrations and try a range of complimentary activities including champagne, wine, whiskey and craft beer tastings.
If you are looking for something different, head towards the food markets where there are more than 200 artisan producers and manufacturers offering exclusive and unique products with plenty of opportunities to sample before you buy.
Part of the popularity of the Taste of London festival is that there is something for everyone, if you are looking for something special you can treat yourself in the VIP Lounge or sip Champagne in the Laurent – Perrier Club House. If you are a dedicated foodie there are over 170 dishes from 40 top restaurants to tempt you. However, the festival is equally appealing if you just want a relaxing session listening to music with plenty of food and drink options to enjoy.
Each session at the Taste of London lasts between 4-5 hours and that gives you plenty of time to enjoy your pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls and enjoy some of the many attractions.
Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended
For more information or book tickets, visit the Taste of London website here
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