People across the UK will be able to enjoy 50 per cent off at hundreds of restaurants nationwide from today until the end of November by booking their dinners online.
Michelin star restaurants including like The Clove Club, Galvin La Chapelle and Benares all in London are offering heavily discounted dining as part of the TheFork festival.
The Festival has been launched by online booking service TheFork – which was formerly known as Bookatable.
Michelin star restaurants including like The Clove Club (left), Galvin La Chapelle and Benares (right) all in London are offering heavily discounted dining as part of the TheFork festival
Galvin La Chapelle, which also has a Michelin star, is also included in the festival. In a Grade II listed former school, you’ll find the magnificent Galvin La Chapelle a glamorous restaurant with a buzzy atmosphere. The Galvins know how to run a restaurant and it’s a family affair here, with Jeff in the kitchen and brother David responsible for sourcing produce at the market. Galvin La Chapelle is offering a 7 course menu with complimentary Galvin: A Cookbook De Luxe for £97
Customers hoping for discounted dining will be able to save up to 50 per cent off by booking through TheFork’s website.
This is the first time the festival is happening in the UK – but it has previously been held in Australia where the company was founded before being bought out by TripAdvisor in 2015.
Hundreds of restaurants are included in the offer including the Hard Rock Cafe, The Real Greek as well as dozens of independent restaurants across the UK.
Birmingham’s Gorkha Lounge is included in the offer as well as Boteco do Brasil in Edinburgh and Esto Es España in Liverpoool.
It comes as research from TheFork found that a quarter of bland Brits have not been to a new restaurant in more than a year while 31 per cent admitted that they go to the same restaurant each time they go out.
Patrick Hooykaas, TheFork, Regional Managing Director told FEMAIL: ‘With our 6-week-long festival launching today and offering diners 50 per cent off at restaurants across the UK, we hope price becomes less of a barrier for people to get out and about.
As part of TheFork Festival Good Godfrey’s is offering 50% off their food menu. Good Godfrey’s is also offering a discounted Classic Afternoon Tea for 2 with a bottle of Pommery Champagne £79, Classic Afternoon Tea for 2 people with 2 signature cocktails £59and Sharing platter and 2 signature cocktails £29.
Le Comptoir Robuchon (left) and Flat Three (right) are both also offering deals as part of the food festival
‘The festival is all about exploration and discovery, giving diners the chance to put some variety back into their seemingly dreary dining habits, trying some of the many cuisines and delicious dishes our range of restaurant partners have on the menu.’
The restaurants signed up include The Clove Club, which has one Michelin star.
The first of Isaac McHale’s restaurants is set in the ornate and rather glamorous former Shoreditch Town Hall.
Chefs perform centre stage in the smart, blue-tiled kitchen – sit here rather than in the adjacent bar so you don’t miss out on the buzz.
Set menus – for which you must prepay online – are the order of the day, and these are tweaked constantly, since this is a kitchen fanatical about sourcing only top-notch seasonal British produce.
Dishes are understated in appearance but offer maximum flavour; there is originality, verve and flair but combinations are always expertly judged and complementary.
Seafood dishes are a highlight; don’t miss the deliciously juicy raw Orkney scallop, served with hazelnut, clementine and Périgord truffle.
As part of The ForkFestival, The Clove Club has a four course lunch for £65 and an eight course menu is available for £145.
Galvin La Chapelle, which also has a Michelin star, is also included in the festival.
In a Grade II listed former school, you’ll find the magnificent Galvin La Chapelle a glamorous restaurant with a buzzy atmosphere.
The Galvins know how to run a restaurant and it’s a family affair here, with Jeff in the kitchen and brother David responsible for sourcing produce at the market.
Cooking is classic French with a light, modern touch, and there are no unnecessary fripperies – just three courses of reassuringly familiar combinations with the emphasis on bold, harmonious flavours. Time-served signatures include lasagne of Dorset Crab, tagine of Bresse pigeon and tarte Tatin.
Galvin La Chapelle is offering a 7 course menu with complimentary Galvin: A Cookbook De Luxe for £97.
Or if Indian food takes your fancy, you could try Benares, which also has one Michelin star.
A strong team of chefs, many of whom had previously worked here, were reassembled in 2020 to reenergise the kitchen and this they have achieved because the cooking now shows confidence, freshness and vitality.
Once you’ve rocked the red carpet on the pavement outside, you’re greeted at the foot of the stairs before being escorted up past the flower-filled pool and busy bar into the cleverly textured restaurant – you won’t even notice the lack of windows. The private dining rooms and large bar lounge make it popular with the corporate market, but this is also somewhere to come for an intimate evening.
As part of TheFork Festival, Benares is offering a Tasting Menu with a complimentary glass of champagne and a box of petit Fours per table for £119.