Gastronomous owns and manages London’s most successful annual restaurant festival.
Founded in 2009, London Restaurant Festival takes place across London annually, every October, and involves 450 of the capital’s most exciting restaurants. It has been so successful that we had our very first Summer Edition in July 2021, in addition to our annual flagship Autumn Edition. Some 50,000 people take part in either ticketed restaurant experiences or the Festival Menu programme run in partnership with OpenTable.
Gastronomous manage LRF end-to-end creating over 60 memorable experiences held in restaurants that are ‘taken over’ for the duration. These include: Gourmet Odysseys, Restaurant Hopping-Tours, Ultimate Gastronomic Weekends, Chef-Hosted Tasting Menus and more. For our customers it’s a fantastic way to try out lots of restaurants in a fun and engaging way.
For the many Gastronomous clients who sponsor the festival there are myriad benefits. American Express, the headline sponsor since 2010 and confirmed until 2024 , get exclusive Presale on tickets so Cardmembers get early access, meaning 85% of ticket holders have Amex cards.
Drinks brands (such as Rémy Martin and Estrella Galicia) – get their products in the hands, and mouths, of valuable consumers and also the restaurant trade. While landlords (including Crown Estate, Battersea Power Station) – get the light shone on their assets as we host experiences on their patch.
It was the success of London Restaurant Festival, founded by a Gastronomous partner, that served as the catalyst for starting the Gastronomous agency in 2015.