Angela Hartnett, Blondies Kitchen, Bubbledogs, Café Spice Namaste, Chi Kitchen, chin chin lab, coconut brownie, Darbaar, expresso amaretto martini, His, Kurobuta, Mole Taco Bar, mulled cider, mulled wine, Patissier’s Pantry, Pizarro, pogues, pogues irish whiskey, t2 tea emporium, Taste of London, Taste of London festive edition, the dessert bar, Tobacco Dock, Tom Kerridge, Tom’s Kitchen, Tredwell’s
The event fell across three days with the option of going for the morning/afternoon slot or evening slot. The incredible venue, Tobacco Dock, was decorated with plenty of tinsel, lights and housed 20 of London’s latest and top restaurants offering visitors a delicious menu of more than 80 dishes to try.
This year’s line up had: Tredwell’s, Hix, Bubbledogs, Kurobuta, Pizarro, Tom’s Kitchen, Darbaar, Mole Taco Bar, Café Spice Namaste, Chi Kitchen and many more. In addition to this The Dessert bar was back by popular demand featuring ice cream from Chin Chin labs and indulgent cookies from Blondies Kitchen. There was the Patissier’s Pantry, a baking area where visitors could join short workshops teaching technique to create festive cakes & bakes including merry macaroons and Christmas cake decorating.
Top chefs including Tom Kerridge, Angela Hartnett and Cyrus were also there giving live demonstrations and entertaining the crowd.
Every corner you turned there was something different to see, smell or listen to from gospel music, to dj sets to the craft beer trail where you could sample enough beer to make you tipsy.
I had a fair share of mulled wine and cider, my first of the season as well as an incredible espresso, amaretto martini. For food there was an amazing range of stalls selling artisan food and drink. I picked up a delicious coconut vegan brownie from the beautifully decorated stall, Cupcakes & Shhht.
I tried some amazing chai tea at the T2 Tea Emporium as well as treated myself to a delicious creamy irish coffee made with Pogues irish whiskey.
After all the delicious mulled cider, tea and alcohol I figured I should get something for lunch and opted for the crab burger from Hix. The que had been non stop all day, usually a sign that it’s got to be good and it didn’t disappoint. Any food item described as a soft shell crab burger with Holy F*#k mayonnaise is going to be worth a try!
With so much to try, see and experience, you can easily spend a good few hours exploring all the hidden treasures, Taste of London, Feast Edition had to offer. I arrived at 1p.m and felt I could have stayed longer when I left over three hours later. The atmosphere was fantastic, the stalls offered delicious food and drink and there were some beautiful stalls where you could pick up some lovely gifts for Christmas.
The venue was perfect for the event and definitely got everyone in the festive spirit so much that I think the majority of visitors would have been happy to stay on for the evening session. The Festive Edition offered a wonderful opportunity to taste food from the top restaurants in London at affordable prices and was the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season.