What’s On: London Street Food Parties, Chocolate Afternoon Teas and more!

From London to Manchester, this week we bring you a taste of cuisines from around the globe to excite your culinary palate. Whether it’s the flavours of the British seaside or the Mediterranean aromas of Spanish paella you’re hungry for, we guarantee to have something you’ll want to sink your teeth into.

1. Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe Book Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe

Exmouth Market

Bonnie Gull’s Seafood Cafe

A quintessential seaside restaurant in the heart of London’s quirky Exmouth Market, Bonnie Gull’s boasts all the character of a wooden seafront shack. Decorated in sailor hues of white and baby blue, Bonnie Gull’s serve up the freshest, simple seafood caught daily on fishing boats. Proper fish and chips in London without a pilgrimage to the seaside, what’s not to love?


2. Iberica  Book Iberica Farringdon


Iberica Farringdon

The latest opening from the celebrated Spanish fleet, Iberica Farringdon brings a taste of the continent to London with its seasonal, gastronomic tapas. The modern and cool dining space provides the perfect setting, seamlessly blending traditional Spanish décor with contemporary accents, while the menu offers a selection of hot and cold tapas, light bites and fragrant cocktails. We reckon it’s worth a trip for the churros and hot chocolate alone.

3. Vauxhall Street Food Garden 


Seven Bridge’s Deli

The newest offering from London’s vivacious street food scene, Vauxhall Street Food Garden promises to make summer dining a sensational affair. Having kicked off its weekday residency on 28th July, the food festival is set to serve up every kind of cuisine, from wood fired pizza to fragrant curries and bespoke crepes. Happy hour offers 2-4-1 mojitos every day, alongside pitchers of Pimms and craft beers. Catch it while you can.

4. Cocoa Cabana  Book Cocoa Cabana


Cocoa Cabana

A quaint chocolatiers that evokes images of Willy Wonka’s delectable chocolate factory, Cocoa Cabana in Didsbury is a heaven-sent eatery for sweet lovers. Using only the finest ingredients, the on-site tea room serves up an indulgent afternoon tea. Offering a chocolatey-twist on the classics, scones come with salted caramel and chocolate sauce, while sweets include chocolate and raspberry pot, and lemon and white chocolate cheesecake.  


5. Gardener’s Cottage Tatton Park  Book Gardener’s Cottage Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Gardener’s Cottage Tatton Park

Perched in the glorious green surroundings of Tatton Park, Gardener’s Cottage enjoys beautiful orchard views. Formerly the head gardener’s cottage, the restaurant comes with bags of character and offers both indoor and al fresco dining options. Greens, herbs and root vegetables are grown on-site, while freshly-baked cakes and hand-reared meat come from the Tatton estate. Serving up breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas, the award-winning produce can be purchased from the on-site Housekeepers shop.

About Grace Elisabeth Cook

Grace is a freelance writer currently based in Newcastle. Her main loves in life are food, fashion and the Queen. She is a keen baker and mean cupcake maker. As a child with a long list of food allergies, until the age of 14 Grace lived on a diet of sausage and chips and chocolate biscuits. Since then, she has branched out and discovered her love of authentic Italian and Indian cuisine. She is also something of an afternoon tea connoisseur, and as a result is a self-confessed jam snob. Her favourite London eateries are The Tea Rooms and The Hummingbird Bakery.

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