The best foodie events at London Cocktail Week 2016


One of the biggest celebrations of London’s world-class cocktail scene returns next month. Running from 3-9 October, London Cocktail Week is a seven-day celebration of the best bars and drinks talent the capital has to offer. Of course, the main focus of the festival is cocktails, but we’ve picked out our top food and drink experiences for the week.

Make sure to head over to the London Cocktail Week website or use the links below to secure your spot as places are limited.


Fords Gin Martinis and Oysters at City Social

Monday 3rd October

Fords Gin is hosting a decadent lunch and evening session of fresh British oysters, to be enjoyed with some expertly crafted gin martinis. City Social chef Paul Walsh will also serve up a 3 course meal to ensure you stay upright…

Price £50

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Shrub and Shutter Teeling Whiskey dinner

Wednesday 5th October

The Shrub and Shutter on Coldharbour Lane are hosting a four-course dinner with Teeling Irish Whiskey. Each course has been created to compliment the Teeling range of whiskies.

Price £45

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Social Wine and Tapas Cognac Frapin masterclass

Monday 3rd October

The UK’s leading Cognac expert, Michelle Brachet, will lead a tasting session of food paired with a range of exclusive Cognacs at Jason Atherton’s Social Wine and Tapas. The evening will explore the complexities and food matching potential of Cognac as well as Cognac Cocktails

Price £65

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And some special cocktails to look out for 

If it’s just cocktails you’re after, here are a few events that caught our eye from some of our favourite bars and restaurants:

  • Talisker tasting at Black Rock, hosted by whisky legend Colin Dunn
  • Nikka Japanese Whisky masterclass at Roka Aldwych
  • Cocchi Vermouth are holding a series of Negroni masterclasses at Worship Street Whistling Shop
  • Tanqueray Gin will explore perfumed cocktails in the world famous Beaufort Bar at the Savoy

For full details of all of the above events as well as a full list of participating venues, make sure to check out their website. Follow London Cocktail Week on Twitter @drinkupldn