This March marks the inaugural Marylebone Food Festival and we are proud to support with our own food tours in the immediate Marble Arch area.
The Marylebone Food Festival, running from 8-18 March, is the creation of The Portman Estate and The Howard de Walden Estate and is supported by the surrounding BIDs. Home to some of the most reputable names on the UK food scene, Marylebone Food Festival will shine a spotlight on restaurants and talented chefs with an impressive line-up of events – including our Marble Arch Food Tours and added Masterclasses!
All tickets for the Marble Arch Food Tours are £4.90 with all proceeds going to FoodCycle Marylebone. Our Marble Arch Food Tours, as part of the Marylebone Food Tours, are –
- ‘Spring Clean’ Whistle-stop Lunchtime Tour on Monday 12 March from 12:00-1:00pm highlighting the exciting vegan and vegetarian options in the area. Purchase tickets here. Samples from –
- Wine Tasting Tour on Tuesday, 13 March from 6:00-8:30pm to wind down and indulge a little after the hectic work day. Purchase tickets here. Tasters from –
Also, we are holding masterclasses and demonstrations with two of the newest restaurants in the area
- Two culinary demonstrations at Hankies – the area’s newest restaurant – on Wednesday, 14 March from 12:00-12:30pm and 12:40-1:10pm to learn from the Head Chef how to make Bhindi Bhel, which is a sweet and salty dish of okra, onion, tomato and rice puffs tossed in mint and tamarind, as well as their namesake dish, Hankies (Roomali Roti). Purchase tickets here for 12pm slot and here for 12:40pm slot.
- ‘Get Pickled’ Mixology class at The Pickled Hen on Thursday, 15 March from 6:00-8:00pm (6:30 start) that will teach you three signature cocktails to impress, plus 10% dinner that night. Purchase here.
Please purchase your tickets through the Eventbrite links, using the passwords in the Eventbrite description.
If you have any questions, please email Taylore in the BID Team or call at 020 3145 1210.
Watch this space for all news and added Marble Arch events in part with the Marylebone Food Festival.
More information on the festival:
Opening the Festival on 8 March is an unmissable dining experience; taking place in a dramatic medieval church behind Oxford Street – The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch – over ten of the restaurants and wine bars in the Marble Arch and Marylebone area will collaborate to prepare an exclusive taster menu with dishes and flavours from around the world, all paired with a specially curated wine flight.
Michelin Starred Indian restaurant Trishna, local favourites The Providores and Picture, Seymour Place’s Bernardi’s and Lurra, The Langham’s Roux at The Landau, and cheeseroom La Fromagerie, will all prepare a course, followed by chocolate caviar by award-winning chocolatier, Rococo Chocolates. Local wine bars, Clarette, Le Vieux Comptoir and Blandford Comptoir, will serve perfectly matched wine pairings to enjoy alongside the dishes. Seymour’s Parlour of The Zetter Townhouse will partner with Marylebone Gin to create an exclusive gin-based cocktail for the guests. Tickets for the launch dining experience cost £150 per person and are available here, with more names will be announced in the coming weeks.
Another Festival highlight includes the Marylebone Street Kitchen – an all-day al fresco food fiesta with a twist. Free to attend, Marylebone Street Kitchen will bring together a programme of drink and dining experiences, from masterclasses and workshops to cook-offs, tastings and talks, alongside street food and drinks from the likes of The Grazing Goat, Fratelli Greci and Hoppers.
A host of Marble Arch and Marylebone restaurants, including Boxcar and The Gate Marylebone will offer a specially curated set menu throughout the duration of the Festival, with a contribution from every special set menu ordered going to support the event’s charity partner, the Marylebone Food Cycle. In addition, the restaurants, neighbourhood cafés, bars and food shops, such as Jikoni and Carousel will also deliver one-off collaborations, food tours and exclusive dining experiences.
For more information on Marylebone Food Festival, visit www.marylebonefoodfestival.com. Entry to events will be offered on a first come, first served basis.