What happens if the festival is cancelled due to COVID-19?
If you have purchased a ticket to Taste of London 2021 and the festival is cancelled due to COVID-19, you can either choose to roll your ticket over to the following festive edition of Taste of London or to Taste of London 2022.
In the unlikely event that the festival is cancelled, we’ll contact all ticket holders to confirm which alternative event they’d like to attend.
What COVID-19 health and safety measures will be in place?
Health and safety remains our priority and we’re continually monitoring the situation and advice. We are working closely with the Local Authority and Safety Advisory Group to ensure the festival adheres to all government guidelines in place at the time of the event.
Can I eat for free once I'm in?
Taste of London provides the opportunity to sample and shop from the best restaurants and artisan producers London has to offer, with lots of foodie fun and live entertainment sprinkled on top.
Most restaurant dishes are priced between £3 - £7 and there will be lots of complimentary food and drink tastings from our producers for you to take advantage of.
Recycling at Taste of London
At Taste of London we are serious about limiting our environmental impact and ensuring it can be mitigated by reducing waste volumes, increasing recycling rates and improving our resource management. We go to great lengths to ensure that we put out as many bins as possible in order to collect all waste generated by the event. What is often not seen is what happens with this waste once the bins are collected. We work very closely with our cleansing teams and waste disposal contractors to segregate waste into glass, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, paper and cooking oil which where possible it is all sent for recycling.
Work also goes on behind the scenes at Taste, all our general waste is tipped at a waste transfer station and is screened before being processed, so anything that can be recycled is separated and recycled if possible. What can’t be reused or recycled is then sent for recovery at an R1 rated Energy for Waste facility. If in doubt, put all bottles and cans in recycling bins and everything else into the general waste bins
What security measures are in place for Taste of London?
We have the appropriate levels of cover in place following liaison with the police and authorities. We ask you to remain vigilant, not leave any belongings unattended, not bring large bags to the event and allow additional time for security checks before entering Taste of London. We place the utmost importance on security and take the safety of our visitors very seriously.
What other Taste events are there?
There are currently 17 Taste Festivals worldwide. For more information on them, click here.
Taste Dining Experiences
We've joined forces with some of the world's best chefs, restaurants and cocktalians to create a brand new series of in-restaurant experiences taking place in cities across the globe.
In each city the brightest stars of the culinary world will dazzle us with a series of intimate one-off dinners and exclusive chef collaborations, all hosted by the chefs themselves.
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What is Taste of London?
Taste of London combines all the best ingredients that make a superb visitor experience – a stellar line up of London’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants, world-class chefs, an exceptional range of interactive and participatory experiences, and gourmet food and artisan producer markets.
Taste of London attracts over 50,000 visitors to Regent’s Park in June and over 28,000 to its festive edition in November at East London’s Tobacco Dock.
Produced by Taste Festivals; Taste of London is part of a worldwide network of more than 20 events hosted in cities from Sydney to Toronto, Milan to Amsterdam, Dubai to Hong Kong.
Are there free things to do inside?
There are plenty of free things to do at Taste of London including chef demonstrations at the Fire Pit, workshops, tastings from the Artisan Producers, and live entertainment.
I have dietary requirements, will there be food for me?
Taste of London strives to curate a broad selection of restaurants with dishes suited to all dietary preferences. Every restaurant this year has been asked to include at least one vegetarian option, and we also have two meat-free restaurants including Neat Burger and Bubala.
How do I pay for things at the festival?
You can use your credit or debit card (either Contactless or Chip & Pin) to purchase food from the restaurants and drinks from the bars at Taste of London so for most visitors, there is no need to pre-order or purchase Taste Credit as you may have done in the past.
Diners Club International is the preferred card partner at Taste of London and accepted by all restaurants and participating bars and exhibitors at the festival.
Please note that restaurants do not accept cash, though you’ll still need some if you wish to shop at the producer markets.
Is there a cloakroom facility?
Yes, our charity partner Action Against Hunger provide Shop & Drop and cloakroom facilities for a small fee with all proceeds going to the charity.
Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
No food or alcoholic drinks are permitted to be brought into the site premises. Bottled water is allowed. Bag searches will be in operation at the entrance to the event and any food or alcoholic drinks will be retained.
How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?
Most dishes at Taste of London are priced between £3 - £7 except each restaurant’s Taste Exclusive dish. Taste Exclusive dishes which are limited edition and created especially can be priced slightly higher.
What does my ticket include?
There are three types of ticket for this year's Taste of London.
- Entry: Access to the festival
- Tasting: Access to the festival, and two dish vouchers to use at our restaurants
- Feasting: Access to the festival, our VIP lounge, two or three dish vouchers and a glass of champagne
What are the event opening times?
Like a restaurant, Taste of London sessions are divided into lunch and dinner services, of which there are 8 over 5 days:
Taste of London 2021
- Wed 16 June 17:30 - 21:30
- Thu 17 June 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 21:30
- Fri 18 June 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 21:30
- Sat 19 June 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 21:30
- Sun 20 June 12:00 - 17:00
Please note: bars close 15 minutes before sessions end
Can children come into VIP?
Children are allowed in VIP when accompanied by an adult with the VIP lanyard. Children do not need a VIP lanyard.
What are exclusive dishes?
Each restaurant brings a minimum of three dishes to Taste. One dish is created exclusively for the festival, and is not available in their restaurant on a regular basis. Don't miss your chance to taste something unique!
What are dish vouchers?
Dish vouchers are available as part of your VIP ticket, and to purchase separately. Purchasing your vouchers in advance means you are ready to go as soon as you hit the festival.
Dish vouchers are not mandatory for your Taste experience; you can use contactless pay throughout the festival.
What is a Taste Lovers Multiple Entry Pass?
If one visit to Taste isn’t enough, a Taste Lovers Multiple Entry Pass entitles you to come to Taste as many times as you like! Whether that’s twice in one day, or every day, this ticket enables you to keep coming back for more.
Please note, the Taste Lovers pass is not valid for the VIP Feasting ticket on Wednesday 19th June.
What is an Any One Session pass?
An Any One Session ticket means you have the flexibility to purchase your ticket now, and decide later which session you would like to attend.
How do I buy tickets?
Save by booking your tickets in advance via our tickets page. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the festival via our on-site box office.