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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Diners across the capital are spoilt for choice until October 17 as the London Restaurant Festival brings a host of special menus and events to favourite food spots.
The two-week festival aims to show people the capital’s culinary delights with a series of special events and experiences.
The top tickets will set you back a fortune - £15,000-a-head seats to the world’s first six-Michelin-star dinner aboard the London Eye.
If you have a more modest budget, there are plenty of other things on offer throughout the event, with restaurants across the capital introducing special festival menus.
Highlights include the Gourmet Odyssey, a gastronomic road trip by Routemaster bus which involves eating each course of your meal in a different restaurant.
Two walking tours have been created for the festival, now in its third year, where guests will be able to journey around culinary hotspots in Soho and Clerkenwell.
Other events include a foodie quiz called Starter for Ten, the culinary debate Chewing the Fat, and Eat Film, where chefs will screen a film favourite and dinner.
Restaurants offering discounted rates include Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow in Limehouse, Memsaheb on Thames on the Isle of Dogs and the Baltic restaurant in Southwark while chefs including Angela Hartnett and Nuno Mendes are also taking part in the festival.
Simon Davis, director and co-founder of the festival, said: “We are particularly excited to be expanding The Gourmet Odyssey – one of the festival favourites that always seem to capture the imagination and sell out.
“It really is a unique dining experience and we are delighted to see such a high calibre of restaurants taking part.”