The heart of London’s theatreland and home to the world-famous piazza, Covent Garden is a hotspot for foodies. And this summer, there’s even more reason to visit. Influencer Clerkenwell Boy has partnered with the district to launch a new campaign, the Covent Garden Good Food Club, which will involve a series of foodie initiatives through the summer and beyond.
Firstly, Clerkenwell Boy has collaborated with five restaurants in the area on a series of desserts, which will provide a donation to Crisis UK, the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. The pudding line-up includes: SUSHISAMBA’s yuzu and coconut tart, Frenchie’s banoffee dessert, VyTA’s reworked cheesecake, Floral by Lima’s Alfajores, a traditional Peruvian shortbread, and Santa Nata’s box of four Pastéis de Nata. All desserts will be available for six weeks, with a minimum of a £1 donation going straight to Crisis.
Alongside this, the area’s first Covent Garden Good Food Festival will run from 15 – 31 July. Visitors will have the chance to sample food from some of the UK’s best street food suppliers, such as Moroccan fare from Harissa & Lemon, hand-rolled pasta from Little Pasta Company, and Brazilian BBQ dishes from Smoky Gaucho. Double Dutch will also be on hand to provide an array of cocktails, such as Bloody Marys and Chilli Margarita Spritzes. Menus will change throughout the festival, with some dishes decided by the public via Instagram polls.
Later in the summer, the Food Club will continue with the return of Covent Garden’s annual Ice Cream Festival, running from 19 August until 4 September, where restaurants and pop-ups across the piazza will dish up classic and innovative takes on ice cream.
Clerkenwell Boy has also created a series of guides for the area, featuring recommendations on everything from where to go for brunch to the best date spots. His top picks include The Petersham for afternoon tea, Frog by Adam Handling for a more decadent meal, Flat Iron for family-friendly dining and Blondies Kitchen if you’re after something sweet.
With over 300,000 Instagram followers, Clerkenwell Boy (real name Tim) has become a trusted source for the city’s best food spots. Born in Australia, he moved to London over 15 years ago, and despite his Instagram fame remains faceless, communicating only through photographs of his favourite food, drink and travel discoveries.
Covent Garden Good Food Club events will continue into the autumn and throughout the festive season.
You can find out more at coventgarden.london
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