7 and 8 June 2014; midday – 6pm (Food is served from 1pm – 4pm)
Take one tiny primary school (London’s smallest state school, Soho Parish Primary), a square mile of some of the city’s most bustling and best-loved restaurants and bars and a warm summer weekend, and you have all the ingredients that make up the Soho Food Feast. The two day foodie festival is now in its fourth year and bigger than ever, with an amazing roll-call of restaurants (well everyone in Soho basically – Polpo, Spuntino, The Ivy, Bocca di Lupo, Quo Vadis, Kettner’s and the Groucho Club to name a few as well as some non-Soho names including St John, Rochelle Canteen and Trullo). Over two days you can eat signature dishes from them all as they set up stalls in St Anne’s gardens – the ticket price gives you unlimited entry (under 14s are free), and then each plate costs £2. There will also be live music and talks, demos and lots of fun things to keep children entertained. And better still the cause is a great one – the redevelopment of Soho Parish Primary’s playground.