Henceforth and forevermore a recurring event in my calendar, Soho Food Feast is one of the highlights of summer.
It has to be one of the most epic school fetes ever. Set up to support Soho Parish primary school by Margot Henderson of Rochelle Canteen and St. John the feast is back for back for the sixth year and better than ever.
With stalls hosted by some of the most exciting venues in London offering a handful of signature dishes for only £2, you can try some of the most delicious things on offer across Soho all under one marquee.
If you get a premium day ticket you’re set for entry, 7 food tokens and a ticket for the raffle.
This year my personal highlight from the Trullo was the potato gnocci with black umbria truffle, heavy on the parmesan. It was heaven in a little wooden bowl; silken sauce and pillowy potato.
The signature suet pudding from Holborn Dining Room lived up to the hype and delivered seriously classy flavours in a tarted-up British classic.
Bao, as always, were deservedly popular, serving up melt-in-the-mouth lamb; they were the only stall in need of a ticket system to control the queue.
However, Bo drake next door was equally as good on the day with a divine crispy pork belly bao, though they suffered somewhat from being neighbours with the big bao name in town.
Newcomers, Oklava, sold out early. Their lamb burger definitely delivered heaps of flavour just sadly a lot of grease to go along with it.
Other decent eats came from Bone Daddies and The Palomar.
It wasn’t all about the food though, a treat added to this year’s line-up was a surprise appearance from Madness and warm weather – a perfect combination.
I can’t wait for next year. Without doubt the food will be outstanding so all that’s left is to pray for sunshine.