A celebration of the local produce being grown, produced and cooked in London returns for the third year. Cafés, restaurants and retailers have connected with London’s edible gardens and small producers to showcase the best produce on offer in the city. Expect special menus, one-off events and supper clubs as urban growers celebrate their gardens with harvest feasts, pop-up dinners, botanical cocktail nights and foraging walks, adorable.
Here’s what’s happening:
Wednesday 17th September: Skip Garden Banquet
Global Generation Skip Garden in Kings Cross will host an extravagant polytunnel banquet, featuring homemade delights fresh from their pizza oven, cocktails and ending with treats in a fire-lit yurt.
Global Generation's Skip Garden, London N1C 4UZ
Wednesday 17th September: SoleShare Autumn Fish Feast
SoleShare will be celebrating their first birthday and the start of the native oyster season with their Autumn Fish Feast featuring seasonal catches and Hackney salad at Hackney City Farm.
1A Goldsmiths Row (Off Hackney Road), London E2 8QA
Thursday 18th September: New Faces of London Food
A KERB collaboration with the new faces of London food at the spectacular Paperworks, Corsica Studios' new open air venue.
The Paperworks, 48-50 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle
Saturday 20th September: Grub Club
The Friends of Tower Hamlet’s Cemetery Park will team up with pop-up platform Grub Club to lead a walk through London’s most beautiful wildlife spaces. Guests will learn about the edible plants growing in the city, before enjoying a dish cooked from London’s finest wild food.
Soanes Centre, Southern Grove E3 4PX
Saturday 20th and 27th September: Sipsmith Cocktail Masterclass
Sipsmith Gin collaboration with Growing Kultur for a masterclass in botanical cocktails and a tour of their new distillery in Chiswick.
83 Cranbrook Road, Chiswick, London W4 2LJ
Saturday 20th September: Edible Garden Open Day
This will be Capital Growth's fifth London wide open day - where Capital Growth spaces across the city take part in a celebration of the growing year, when their gardens are at their best. Visit the map to see the gardens that will open their gates for everyone to explore.
100 Community Gardens Across the UK
Saturday 20th and 27th September: Midnight Apothecary at the Brunel Museum
Expect expertly mixed cocktails made from fruits and herbs grown on their own rooftop garden overlooking The Thames.
Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF
Wednesday 24th September: EastTwenty Local Feast
Experience iconic views of the ArcelorMittal Orbit whilst eating the freshly harvested produce of the East End from Abbey Gardens. Tickets will be priced at £25 – which includes two courses and a drink. The ticket price includes a donation to Abbey Gardens. Book HERE!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Sunday 28th September: Chilli Fest at Spitalfields City Farm
The Festival of Heat kicks off to see chilli growers, chilli cooks and brave chilli lovers unite to celebrate all things spicy.
Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London E1 5AR