Events and attractions have been forced to adapt this year, with many offering virtual experiences instead of real-life ones.
But a new London festival is mixing the best of both worlds, by creating a hybrid festival which delivers a half virtual and half real-life experience.
The Great Feast of London is an event running from Friday 3 July to Sunday 5 July, whereby attendees can engage with activities online while some of the capital’s best restaurants deliver food to homes, gardens and parks.
Top London chefs including Ollie Dabbous, Nuno Mendes, Neil Rankin, James Cochran and Jeremy Chan feature on the festival’s line-up, alongside foodie favourites Patty & Bun, Dumpling Shack, Kricket, Eggslut and more.
But if the impressive restaurant line-up wasn’t enough to tempt you, every meal ordered will be matched by one donated to A Plate for London – a charity fighting food poverty.
The festival will feature an online ‘cook-a-long’, yoga and breathing technique classes and talks from speakers such as US author Charles Eisenstein.
Most events will be free to attend online and hot meals and DIY food kits will be available at a ‘range of prices’.
There will also be DJ sets from Goldie, Tom Findlay of Groove Armada, Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx, Don Letts, Jazzie B and Sean Rowley, broadcast by Soho Radio.
Street Feast founder Dominic Cools-Lartigue and young entrepreneur Bejay Mulenga are the brains behind the new hybrid festival.
Originally, the pair had planned to run a series of boutique food festivals in the capital’s parks, but the pandemic resulted in a change of format.
In other restaurant news, Dishoom is now delivering in London – so bacon naan, biryani, chicken ruby, mattar paneer and house black daal is just a click away.
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