The first stage of getting rid of any addiction is admitting that you have an addition…well here it goes…we have an addiction for FEAST festival! It is by far the best food festival in London. What’s not to like: excellent food, enough space to sit down, not too many people, great locations, etc etc.
Ever since the FEAST festival first kicked-off in Aug 2012 under the shades of the Shard. Nowadays the FEAST festival takes place every couple of months at differing locations and the line-up of participating restaurants is always mouthwatering.
This time the FEAST festival was held at the Brick Lane Yard and some of the following restaurants participated:
- Flat Iron: Flat Iron is part of a wave of restaurants that originally started off as pop-up restaurants that became so popular that they’re now permanent fixtures of the London food scene (think Upstairs at the Ten Bells, Bonny Gull, etc). We’d not visited them before, but their dish Slow Cooked Wagyu Beef (10/10) was one of the best dishes at the festival. You can be sure we’ll visit them in the near future to try out some more of those bad boys and their other dishes.
- Spuntino: Spuntino is part of Russell Norman’s food empire (think Polpo, Poletto and Mishkin) and we’d never been. Based on the dish we tried at the festival, Truffled Eggs on toast (8.5/10), we really should pay them a visit really soon.
- Patty & Bun: Who doesn’t love Patty & Bun? Once, you sink your teeth into one of their burger creations your taste buds start tingling all over. At the festival we tried one of their latest creations, Big Poppa (10/10), a phenomenal burger that’s set to keep London’s burger aficionados singing Patty & Bun’s praises.
- Moro: Moro combines Spanish and Moorish cuisine with great results. We especially adore their sister restaurant, Morito, which offers more of a tapas style dining experience. At the festival we tried their Spiced Lamb and Hummus (8.5/10) and were very pleased with our choice.
- Yum Bun: Yum Bun is part of a spade of restaurants that originally started out as street & market vendors, but grew so popular that they established proper restaurants (think Patty & Bun and Pitt Cue & Co). We’ve long been fans of Yum Bun and love their dishes. At the festival we tried out their Pork Bun (9/10) and their Chicken Bun (9/10) and as always loved them.
- Ayam Legend: Ayam Legend focuses on Indonesian dishes and we loved their smokey Chicken Satay (8/10). For those interested in trying out their food (I strongly urge any Indo-food lover to do so), they’re cooking at the Platterform every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
- Bonnie Gull: Bonnie Gull is another restaurant that originally started out as a street vendor that has now gone permanent. Bonnie Gull specialises in sea food dishes. We tried their Crab Roll (7/10) which was nice and fresh in flavor.
- After Hours: After Hours specialise in desserts and based on the dessert we tried at the festival, Lemon & Raspberry (8.5/10), we can only conclude that these guys really know what their doing.