At the heart of London Food Month will be a two-week night market, bringing the capital’s top chefs and hottest street food stalls to Notting Hill.
Here are eight particularly tasty treats that are in store…
1. Superlative street food
2. Class cocktails
There will be cocktails galore on offer at the Night Market, with the World Class Craft Bar offering competition-winning mixes, summer whiskey serves available from the Bulleit Bourbon Woody trailer, bloody Mary masterclasses and late night espresso martinis from the Ketel One Vodka Kitchen.
3. Michelin stars and more from Angela Hartnett
Angela Hartnett will be in residence throughout the Night Market, showcasing dishes from all her restaurants in rotation. This means you’ll be able to find pop-up street food versions of her four restaurants — Murano, Cafe Murano St James, Cafe Murano Covent Garden and Merchants Tavern. There will also be guest appearances from Murano’s former head pastry chef Sanjay Gour and current head chef Pip Lacey. Dishes will include salt cod fritters from Cafe Murano, roast quail aioli from Merchants Tavern, and rabbit tortellini and cannoli pistachio vanilla from Murano.
4. Meat, meat and more meat from Smokestak
David Carter will be bringing a slice of his Shoreditch barbecue restaurant Smokestak to market. He’ll bring a smoker on site and whip up brisket buns, 30-day dry-aged beef rib and thick-cut pork ribs.
5. Barbecue and oysters from Salt Yard
The always excellent Salt Yard Group will be bringing not one but four restaurants to the market — Salt Yard, Dehesa, Ember Yard and Opera Tavern. And they won’t be stopping at one style of food, either. There will be Spanish and Italian-style barbecue food along with oysters.
6. Films with your food
Forget popcorn — you can catch a film to go with the full foodie offering at the Night Market. Westfield are creating an open-air cinema, screening films including The Grand Budapest Hotel, Cocktail, Back To The Future and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
7. Personalised Peruvian from Martin Morales
Ceviche and Andina owner Martin Morales will be at the market, where he will not only serve ceviche and other Peruvian-inspired dishes from his restaurants well as demonstrating recipes from his latest cookbook.
8. It’s all for a good cause
Last, but by no means least, you can do your bit just by being there — £1 from every single ticket sold will go directly to The Felix Project.
The Night Market runs from June 7-18. It will be open from 5pm to 10.30pm Monday to Thursday and 5pm to 11pm on Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays there will also be a session from 11am to 4pm. The market will reopen from 5pm until 11pm on Saturday, and until 10.30pm on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now.