The Best Culinary Events Happening In London This March
It's official. London is the best city in the world for food, according to the London Evening Standard. During the month of March, the city's best restaurants, chefs and independent cafes are set to host festivals, supper clubs and produce exquisite menus to kick start springtime. Here's our pick of London's unmissable culinary events, from immersive experiences at The Grid to an exclusive day with international chefs at The Stafford Hotel.
Soho Salon Supper Club
26th March, Scarlett Green, Soho.
Immerse yourself in the contemporary London art scene in this brand new supper club where art and fashion collide. Curated by fashion-focused art gallery, Runway Gallery, and the art movement, XIII Untitled, the unique evening was described by Livingetc as "the new must visit supper club" where you can "dine with London's most interesting artists". Who said food and high fashion shouldn’t mix?
The London Coffee Festival
28-31 March, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.
The four day London Coffee Festival is returning to the capital, with coffee, cocktails, music and art all featuring in the upcoming event. The festival includes live roasting demonstrations, an espresso martini party, coffee food pairing, a milk bar, latte art and the school of chocolate. The festival will include over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tastings and demonstrations, interactive workshops, street food, live music, DJs and art exhibitions.
Exclusive Evenings At The Water House Project
Every Thursday and Friday, Bethnal Green.
Run by Gabriel Waterhouse, formerly of one-Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle, and three times Michelin-starred chef Herber Berger at Innholders Hall, The Water House Project is a supper club and private dining experience unique to the vibrant capital. Every Thursday and Friday the chef duo whip up delicate plates of the finest food the UK has to offer, featuring ethically sourced meat, fish and dairy. Past highlights have included Cumbrian Herdwick lamb, whipped goat’s curd, pea shoots and mint oil, followed by Brillat-Savarin with white chocolate ganache, strawberry and basil soup. A truly exclusive supperclub experience in London not to be missed.
An Immersive Experience At The Grid
12th March - onwards. Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches.
An experiential cocktail bar inspired by the dystopian sci-fi series ‘Black Mirror’, The Grid describes itself as ‘an immersive, alcoholic escape experience’ and aims to shock, thrill and delight, much like the series. Participants at this futuristic adventure will be led into fictional artificial intelligence firm Neosight, a company using human volunteers to teach machines how to think more intelligently. Guests will be asked to use this undercover position to help fight back against the machines – all whilst enjoying ‘sci-fi cocktails’, of course.
A Taste Of Vermont And Britain
Lunch and dinner time, 29th March, The Stafford Hotel
For one day only, on Friday, 29th March, a lunch and dinner experience will be created by The Stafford Hotel’s Culinary Director, Chef Ben Tish, and Executive Chef at Relais & Châteaux Vermont hotel, Twin Farms, Chef Nathan Rich, who will join forces and design a menu of five exquisite courses. A sneak peak of the rich ingredients include chilled Devon crab, steamed stone bass, spring asparagus, dark chocolate mousse with raspberries, sheep’s milk yogurt and elderflower. Join the chefs on a journey from Vermont to London all within the grand, five-star surroundings of The Game Bird at The Stafford Hotel. Tickets are £80 per person and will include canapés and a five-course menu. As spaces are limited for this unique experience, advance bookings are highly recommended. Book online here.