The residents of Belgravia have some of London’s most popular restaurants on their doorstep. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus on Kinnerton Street, for example, offers stylish modern European cuisine served with exquisite attention to detail and immaculate presentation.
No wonder this fine dining restaurant has held a Michelin star since 2011, not to mention five AA Rosettes.
Hunan on Pimlico Street, meanwhile, delivers diners able to reserve a table at the Chinese restaurant a rapid succession of tapas-size portions.
These two Belgravia venues, along with Ishbilia Lebanese Restaurant on William Street, have helped put London on the map as a centre for global cuisine.
For Belgravia residents who prefer to prepare their own quality ingredients, Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market is a regular destination.
Held every Saturday between 9am and 1pm in Orange Square, this is the place to pick up fresh fish and seafood, local honey, organic and biodynamic vegetables, free-range and organic meat and poultry, London-made bread and cakes, pies, flowers and plants.
Everything sold at this market is grown, raised or fished within 100 miles of the M25 and helps explain why a taste for fine cuisine is now recognised as an integral part of the central London lifestyle.
This vital ingredient of a Belgravia resident’s lifestyle is now being taken to a new level by the emergence of food and drink events that are taking place in all corners of the city this month.
Here, we recommend three food and drink events being held within easy reach of Belgravia later this month…
Rococo & Roald Dahl’s BFG
Where? Rococo Chocolate, Motcomb Street, Belgravia SW1X 8JU
When? Every Wednesday and Friday until 26 August
This exclusive chocolate emporium is delving into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl to deliver a series of events based on some of the Big Friendly Giant author’s most phizz-whizzing stories. Young and not so young visitors to the Motcomb Street workshops will learn how to make George’s Marvellously Medicinal Chocolate, discover the secret behind the moreish Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Fudge Cake and make their own Mr Twit’s Edible Beard. Each visitor will also take home a gorgeous chocolate treat. Suitable for age 6 and above.
Gin Festival London
Where? Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF
When? Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August
Nothing says British summer quite like an entire weekend dedicated to gin. This festival allows visitors to choose from over 100 varieties of gin, gorgeous cocktails and a range of premium Fevertree tonics.
From up-and-coming distilleries and locally sourced products to your well-known favourites, there is truly something for everyone at Gin Festival.
To accompany your G&T, there will be plenty of food and snacks available. There is also the opportunity to expand your knowledge by popping along to one of the many masterclasses held by some of the gin industry’s leading brands.
Tickets, which cost £13.63 including booking fee, are selling fast, but you can secure yours here.
BBC Good Food Festival
Where? Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey KT8 9AU
When? Saturday 26 to Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
Taking place for the second successive year in the grounds of the palace that was built for Henry VIII, foodies can pick up expert tips from the summer kitchen where celebrity chefs such as Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood and Michel Roux Jr will be found.
A great family day out, children can drop in for juggling classes at the circus skills school, have their faces painted, enjoy messy play and old school games including the sack race and egg & spoon races.
Tickets to the BBC Good Food Festival, which cost from £18 for adults and are available here, include entry to the palace.
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