Aficionados of eat.st’s street food purveyors in King’s Cross will be happy to hear that 20 of the finest members and friends, in vehicles, trikes, bikes and stalls, are celebrating the shared space of Kensington & Chelsea/Westminster along Exhibition Road for the nine-day Road Festival, from 28 July to 5 August. All day on the weekends, and evenings on the weekdays, with music and dance too. www.exhibitionroadshow.co.uk
Well-known to locals, serving the best local and organic produce, The Pavilion Café in Victoria Park is doing a pop-up beer garden with London brewery Meantime during the Olympics - and launching its new bakery. Tuck into burgers from its sister restaurant Elliot’s, local oysters, organic salads and natural wines. “It will be the best food at the Olympics - all local and from small producers,” promises owner Rob Green. www.the-pavilion-cafe.com
Watch the Olympics on a big screen, against the beautiful backdrop of Tower Bridge. Food served up at the Potters Fields Park will represent the 'best of British', with a hog roast, cream teas, hand-made pork pies and scotch eggs, and a bar serving London's finest beers. See our Olympic food article.
Enjoy all the Olympic action for free on a big screen and a packed line-up of entertainment, sporting activities for all ages, tea dances, cinema, storytelling and live music. But first drop in to the Hand Made Food pop-up café in the Spiegel Tent or try something tasty at their outside food stall. Much of their seasonal, free-range or organic produce comes from Blackheath Farmers’ Market - and they’ve signed up to Sustainable Fish City. Tuck in to Beatbush Farm beef braised in apple and bourbon, or home-made cakes. www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/whats-on/Pages/The-Lewisham-Big-Screen
A forty-day festival spectacular will be transforming the lawns of the Old Royal Naval College from 4 July to 12 August. To feed you up while you watch the big screen, or for a pit-stop for lucky Olympic ticket-holders, there’ll be music, bars, cafés and street food stalls. Beers from Greenwich’s very own Meantime Brewery, and street-food provided by the likes of the Egg Boss, The Red Herring Smokehouse, British Bratwurst, and Spit & Roast, The Honest Carrot, Icecream Union and more. (see our guide to Greenwich). www.greenwichsummerfestival.co.uk
Independent café and restaurant The Counter is located just 100 metres from the Olympic stadium in an enviable spot on the River Lea. During the Games, customers can pre-book their meals at this popular eatery, with prices starting from £50 including drinks. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner using seasonal and local ingredients. www.thecountercafe.co.uk