In the ‘Pynck’ at the London Restaurant Festival

RIGHT now until the end of October, the London Restaurant Festival is celebrating the diversity of the capital’s exceptional and groundbreaking restaurants citywide. Brought to you by OpenTable, this year’s Festival has been themed to reflect the cutting-edge cuisine along with hot new openings and breathtaking views of London Legends in menus that have been created with the patron in mind, and is pleased to bring a flavourful sample of promoted establishments.


A full view of all that is on offer at the London Food Festival is online at


The acclaimed Black Roe in Mayfair has just introduced a new ‘Modern Asian’ menu, an enticing and eclectic gastronomical experience blending flavours synonymous with the Asian pantry. The menu has been influenced from among foodie hotspots throughout Asia in an exciting selection of inspired favourites. Executive Chef Jordan Sclare and his team have redefined traditionally popular dishes, pushing the boundaries in Thai, and Vietnamese, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Situated in the heart of Mayfair on Mill Street, Black Roe is the perfect intimate spot for post-work cocktails or a relaxing dinner. Engawa Restaurant in the prestigious Ham Yard Hotel is the flagship restaurant outside of Japan among 40 venues for authentic Japanese cuisine, a unique dining experience in London. Part of the leading Japanese dining scene Salt Group, Engawa is the leader among flagship destinations in Osaka and Tokyo.

The chic and stylish Fishworks, Swallow Street only minutes away from the bustle of Piccadilly is an absolute essential visit for seafood lovers, offering a traditional wet fish counter to buy and bring home or to have it cooked there and then for an unbelievable dining experience of glass window façade doors and for pre-theatre meals before hitting the West End. Daily landings are proudly displayed on blackboards or choose from the classic menu to taste the delights of fruits de mer, delicious South Coast scallops or one of the best gourmet cod and chips ever tasted. Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant in London’s Marylebone Village by restaurateur Arjun Waney, who brought Roka, Zuma and La Petite Maison into being is a superb choice for Italian cuisine. The smart ground floor wine bar and spacious basement dining room offers plenty of space for group parties and celebrations, serving up authentic Italian recipes and free ice cream for the children.

Inspired by family and rooted in tradition, Babbo or ‘Daddy’ in the language of Italy in Albemarle Street is all about true and authentic tastes borne from generations of family recipes. Babbo is cosy and quirky, and filled with family inspired unique artwork to create a home away from home in a place to create new memories among family and friends in the spacious restaurant or upstairs for special occasions in the private dining area, a place for deep conversation over good Italian wine.

Tredwells is the relaxed and contemporary offering from Marcus Wareing in Covent Garden, the vibrant heart of London’s West End. Chef Chantelle Nicholson creates a variety of British seasonal menus designed for before and after the theatre and for lunch or dinner with friends. The uniquely crafted Junior and Culinary Kids menu, available all year round assures that eating out with the family is an enjoyable affair. The La Tagliata restaurant group was borne out of a passion for Italian food and life and grounded in tradition, and menus have been refined over generations for a little piece of Italy in London. A knowledge of food and wine creates a blend of vibrant food in true tradition all served in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.


The Gazette trio of authentic French Brasseries captures the essence of local French village cafes in the capital with superb seasonal food, unique wines and unparalleled hospitality in comfortable surroundings from breakfast through to dinner. From its original roots in Battersea to gentle expansion in the Putney branch, Gazette offers the rural style of the French Brasseries of the Provincial lands of France under owners Pascal Even and Walter Lacocq. The spirit of local French cafes is reflected in the simply generous and vivacious cuisine in seasonal menus and daily specials as well as ongoing food events for warm and cordial, true French cuisine.


Experience the opulently designed and richly royal themed English Grill, a bastion of grandeur and polish with tail-coated wait staff in traditional livery and welcoming service in The Rubens at the Palace. The finest dining experience happens behind a soaring glass wall where patrons can catch some of the action in the kitchen, serving top quality meat grilled to perfection on the unique Josper grill. A supplier to the Queen’s kitchen, dining here is accompanied by an extensive wine list including a fine selection of the Grill’s sister South African Bouchard Finlayson vineyard.



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