Did you know, there’s precisely 17,249 London restaurants on Trip Advisor. That’s nearly 7,000 more than New York City and 4,000 more than Paris. Who knew!

It’s clear that us Londoners really love eating out, but getting around all those restaurants would take a lifetime. Luckily, the folks over at London Restaurant Festival have created a special event to help us out.

The London Restaurant festival, which runs from the 8-27th of October, celebrates everything restaurant related in the capital.

Events include Food With Friends, which gives American Express holders the opportunity to have a specially created three course-lunch cooked by their favourite chef. Jason Atherton and Theo Randall are among those taking part.

Champagne brand Laurent-Perrier are also involved in the festival, taking guests on a Gourmet Odyssey to some of the best restaurants and hotels in London.

Tickets holders will ride on special Routemaster buses and have their starter, main course, and dessert at three different restaurants or hotels in the capital. Tickets are still available here.

This years odysseys will be themed around discovery.

Discover Hotels- Saturday 11 October

This odyssey celebrates fantastic restaurants within hotels including The North Hall and Plum and Spilt Milk (below).

plum-spilt-milk-spring festival

Discover East London- Saturday 18 October

East London isn’t just full of hipsters, it also has its far share of excellent restaurants. The Clove Club and 8 Hoxton Square are involved in this trip.

Discover America – Saturday 25 October 

Channel your inner American at Big Easy (below). Avenue, The Lockhart and CUT are also stopped at along the way./

Big Easy Festival

There’s also a whole host of restaurants providing exclusive menus for the event. Some of our favourites include:

Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill

2 courses, £15 per person / 3 courses, £20 per person


Le Pont de la Tour

2 courses, £25 per person / 3 courses & a glass of Laurent Perrier, £30 per person


Coq d’Argent

5 courses & a glass of Laurent Perrier, £45 per person


 Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

London Restaurant Festival 2014 : 3-course dinner, £42 per person


Full details of the event can be found on the London Restaurant Festival website here.