A Year of The London Food Social 2018

A Year of The London Food Social 2018
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It’s been 2 years since I started The London Food Social and I am so happy it’s continuing to go strong. If you haven’t heard of it before The London Food Social is a monthly meet up of people who love food and want to meet others that do too. I started this small and informal meet up because I wanted to meet like-minded people who loved eating out. Plus I wanted to meet new faces in what can be a very busy (and very lonely) city. The end of 2018 marks my 18th event and since the first one in January 2017 then I have met an unbelievably amazing bunch of people who I’m glad to say have become lifelong friends. How crazy is that? Together we have eaten at some fantastic places and I CANNOT say a big enough thank you to every single person who has come. If you haven’t seen it before check out 2017’s London Food Socials. Otherwise, here’s a round up of 2018’s events.

Here’s to many more!

January – Crepes at Crepes A La Carte

The first food social of 2018 took us to Crepes A La Carte in North London who do healthy, affordable and authentic Brittany style crepes.  See full blog post here.

 

February – Brunch at Snaps & Rye

February’s meet up was a lovely morning in Notting Hill meeting new faces over a fantastic Danish style brunch of eggs, fresh salmon and the most delicious Scandinavian cheese on toast ever! Afterwards, we decided to walk to Lisboa Patisserie for dessert! See full blog post here.

 

March – Brunch at Cafe Miami

We nearly didn’t make it to Cafe Miami due to the snow and freezing cold! Nothing could stop us enjoying brunch as this cute art deco spot in East London. Full blog post here.

 

April – Lunch at Amber

I took the food social to the Middle East in April (not literally, haha!) with a great lunch at Amber in Aldgate. Full blog post here.

 

June – An evening at Hawker House

June saw the first big event for The London Food Social. Over 70 food lovers gathered at Hawker House one of London’s biggest food markets. Full blog post here.

 

July – Dinner at Arepa & Co

Venezuelan food is not one you hear of much in London so I thought it would be something a bit different for the July social. We spent a surprisingly hot summer evening tucking into some vibrant, authentic and unusual food over great conversation. Full blog post here.

 

August – Lunch at Jidori

I had dinner at Jidori one evening with a friend and liked it so much I wanted to take the food social. Jidori do small plates of Japanese sharing food and I would go back ten times the miso aubergine and sweet potato. The group agreed too! Full blog post here.

 

October – An afternoon at Spitalfields Market

The second larger event for the London Food Social was a fun afternoon at Spitalfields Market where over 30 of us gathered to feast on some of the great food there.

December – Sunday Roast at The Royal Oak

Last year I finished 2017’s December Food Social with a roast at Hawksmoor so I thought why not keep the tradition going. We spent a cosy Sunday at The Royal Oak; a proper London gastro pub with hearty roast dinners and apple pie.

… and that’s it for 2018!

Again, thank you to every single person who has come to one of the events. If you’d like to get involved in 2019’s events click here for more information and be sure to follow @thelondonfoodsocial on Instagram.

Not So Basic London

2 Comments

  1. Chris Gambin
    28th December 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Very cool to have a recap of the year 😊

  2. 10th January 2019 / 12:33 pm

    Wonderful journey. I wish I could join you. It seems you had so much fun and lot of food.

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