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Reviewed: Taste of London 2010 at Regent’s Park

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Published 18 June 2010

Taste of London has once again opened its doors. Branded “The World’s Best Restaurant Festival”, Taste of London 2010 will be occupying Regent’s Park until Sunday giving visitors the chance to taste dishes from over thirty of London’s top restaurants and more besides.

London Insider got a sneak preview of some of the dishes a little while back, but having spent a good day eating our way around the festival proper, we’ve got a few more recommendations.

First up, make sure you pick up a map and a menu card on the way in. We genuinely never knew Regents Park could be so confusing. Now onto the food. With so much to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. Pimms Foie Gras from Club Gascon is every bit as tantalisingly summery as it sounds; and Confit Daylesford Organic Lamb with Balsamic Onions and Mash from Tom’s Kitchen may be a mouthful to ask for, but literally melts in the mouth. We also enjoyed some charred Argentine steak from Gaucho, oysters from Bentley’s and some braised pork cheek from Maze – all in all quite a lunch.

If you’re looking for something to wash it all down, try Chateau Civrac. It’s a full-bodied but smooth red wine made in Bordeaux by a Cornishman. And look out for Crazy Homies, who were handing out free pomegranate mojitos as we walked past. Not to mention some dangerously drinkable flavoured rums on the St. Kitts Tourism Authority stand.

Check out the Taste of London website for details and last-minute tickets. Those for the Saturday 12pm – 4pm session have been selling really fast, so make sure you get yours early before they sell out!