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Taste of London returns for another stellar year

Summer is around the corner with five fabulous days of feasting at Regent’s Park, the city’s green oasis! Taste of London returns from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th June, welcoming aficionados and newcomers to a decadent week of dining, drinking, and celebration.

Kicking off the summer festival season, Taste of London will be a one-way ticket to London’s hottest restaurants, with the UK’s best chefs, exclusive culinary experiences, and live entertainment.

Expect a next-level collection of 120+ delectable dishes, including exclusive, never-before-tasted eats. New to the festival for 2023 are Dim Sum Terrace, a new concept and soon to open Harrods restaurant from the team behind Chai Wu, Sicilian-inspired Norma, MasterChef winner Alex Webb on Park Lane, and Islington’s vegan-Caribbean Jam Delish. Big Mamma Group, who has just opened Jacuzzi in Kensington, will be putting on an Italian extravaganza from its maximalist Trattorias.

Further fan favourites will include Francesco Mazzei, Brindisa’s ‘anything goes,’ no fuss, no frills, latest concept, Bar Kroketa serving its renowned Spanish croquettes, contemporary Indian restaurant Kahani, and Adriana Cavita’s eponymous Mexican hotspot Cavita. Returning to Taste are some of London’s most loved dining spots including award-winning Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers, Japanese restaurant Flesh & Buns, street-food stalwarts Roti King, and Taste veterans Burger & Lobster. Also, Taste of London are once again partnering with Be Inclusive Hospitality to bring a collection of incredible black owned restaurants and businesses, with exclusive menus, to the festival.  More restaurants soon to be announced, this is just a taster.

The Taste adventure does not stop there. Alongside the City’s hottest restaurants, there will be a series of interactive food and drink masterclasses, cooking demonstrations, and dining experiences for those looking to get stuck in. New for summer 2023, Visit Portugal is delighted to bring some of the nation’s top chefs to showcase Portuguese gastronomy at its best. Festival goers will have the opportunity to sample signature dishes, paired with distinctive wines, and learn about the country’s diverse culinary cultures and traditions at the Flames of Portugal barbeque cook-school, including masterclasses cooking over live fire from JOIA’s two-Michelin-starred Henrique Sa Pessoa, and Lisboeta’s Nuno Mendes.

illy will be sharing a world of coffee enrichment with interactive masterclasses hosted by their Università del Caffè, alongside a coffee bar serving cold brew, cocktails and delicious desserts.  Grana Padano PDO cheese and Prosecco DOC will bring a little of the Italian “Dolce Vita”, with Chef Danilo Cortellini and Wine Expert Neil Phillips. A brand-new cocktail bar by Sanpellegrino will transport guests to a Mediterranean piazza for mixology masterclasses and a relaxed drink with friends in true Italian style. Taste’s very own fan favourite the Cook School will be back featuring a five-star line-up of chefs sharing their tips and tricks in the kitchen.

The fiery adventure at The Taste Fire Pit returns for 2023 and will be taking centre stage in the middle of the festival for the first time. Drop by for flame-fuelled chef demonstrations hosted by some of London’s favourite chefs including, Coal Office’s head chef, Dan Pelles, Hoppers’ Karan Gokani, Cornerstone’s Tom Brown, Hidden Hut’s Simon Stallard, prodigious Mexican chef Adriana Cavita and World Food Champion 2021, Preston Nguyen.

For those wanting to level up their Taste experience, the exclusive VIP Lounge is back with a makeover for 2023. VIP guests will have access to intimate masterclasses, garden games, tasting sessions with top artisan producers, and for the first time, exclusive live music and DJ sets powered by KALAB, the online community for emerging artists.

All that feasting is thirsty work and guests can continue the party in style as much loved tonic Schweppes’ Cocktail Bar will serve up delicious drinks including the classic G&T. Or escape with el Jimador Tequila, bringing you the freshest tequila cocktails in town. Expect Paloma Sorbet and Tommy’s Margarita to dazzle your taste buds and impress your friends. Head down to the Aspall Cyder House based on their home in Suffolk, where cyders are still pressed and blended today. For beer lovers, Menabrea will open its Menabrea Italian Alpine Bar at Taste for guests to experience the refreshing taste of Italy’s award-winning Alpine birra. BLOOM London Dry Gin will serve up a menu of four light and refreshing cocktails inspired by an English summer garden. Visitors can sit and enjoy their very own Gin-utopia with a live pianist and plenty of photo opportunities with a backdrop of fresh pomelo, chamomile, and honeysuckle—the three botanicals found in BLOOM.

Londoners and visitors alike are encouraged to book their first festival of the season and not miss out on the must-attend food festival of the Summer.

Advance tickets are now available – visit the website to get yours and sign up to Taste of London’s newsletter to receive further information, ahead of anyone, on restaurant partners and exclusives at

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