April 30, 2021

Behold, the first line-up announcement for Taste of London. A cornucopia of delicious restaurants, banging chefs and next level things to do at Taste. And we’re just getting started.

For all future “made this with Asma” #humblebrags

Yes her. Of Chefs Table and Darjeeling Express fame, Asma Khan will be dishing out the one-on-one guidance at our Chop It Like It’s Hot: Taste Kitchen on Thursday of Week 2. Plus there’ll be more chef facetime with the likes of Poppy O’Toole, zero waste champion Max La Manna and Jikoni’s Ravinder Bhogal across the weekends.

More pie maestros and vegan queen cook school stars this way…

For gloriously gorging

Napoli Gang, the crew behind Gloria, Circolo Popolare and that extra lemon meringue pie will be wooing us for the full 10 days of the festival. Also popping up will be four of the hottest things to come out of 2020 (beyond our online shopping habit), taco joint Sonora Taqueria, West African Chishuru, Imad’s Syrian Kitchen and badass Filipino BBQ specialists Sarap BAon.

More buns, botanical burgers and vegan butchery this way…

For the hotness

Not a wild misreading of the concept of food porn, but some seriously sexy collaborations, with Jack Whitehall and Marcus Petty-Saphon’s Food Slut taking over The Fire Pit on the first Friday. Hot4U, headed up by St. John’s Eddy Tejada and Cub’s Matthew Scott will be seeing us through Saturday of Week 2, with Ivan and Imogen of Native closing out the festival.

Low waste huntsmen, chart-topping Scotts and carousel kings this way…

For the 🔥

This year, The Fire Pit has gone supersonic, now with a fully fledged restaurant get-up giving you more flame-fuelled feasting opportunities (because if you didn’t eat it, did it even happen?). Plus there’ll be the chance to strut it out in a couture cake masterclass, have a taste of the next generation of culinary heroes, or stop in awe at a few cheeky acrobatics.

More workshops, next level picnics and cocktails this way…

For eating your best Taste

Not go to all Yoda on you but we’ve seen the future, and it’s virtually delicious. Enter Casa Calavera, the first ever virtual culinary pop-up by Hakkasan, who’ll be blending Mexican techniques and innovative twists with Jedi-like precision. There’ll be more fusion from Japanese-Italian Angelina, Indo Chinese by Fatt Pundit and London’s first handroll bar, Temaki, with the chef from Michelin-starred Umu. The hunger pangs are real.

More beauty between buns, technicolour dumplings and creative jerk this way…