The Future Farm: Right in the Centre of London.

By Jo Phillips

It’s not a thing we think of, is it? A farm, slap bang in the middle of our county’s capital city. But from the 18th to the 24 of September head towards the St James area of the capital and find insightful and forward-thinking initiatives showcasing ways the food and restaurant industry is at the vanguard of sustainability, and how it can inspire us all. Get Involved in classes as well as eat some divine foods Find out more here in The Future Farm: Right in the Centre of London.

A new week-long festival called the Future of Food will pop up around Regents Street and St James dedicated to sustainability in food and will celebrate Central London’s vibrant restaurant scene, through memorable and inspiring activities.

Events include such activities hosted by trendsetters, tastemakers and experts in their field, where visitors can meet the people who are shaping the future of food.

Bompas & Parr reveal their imminent ‘future of food 2024’ predictions at the festival’s official opening event. 

Ai & Beyond create A fully immersive unforgettable dining experience, led by theatrical gastronomy. A dinner like no other: enter a world of the unknown and let your senses guide you, as you eat through time and experience the future of food, led by founder and CEO, James Bulmer, formerly of The Fat Duck and Head Chef, Karl O’Dell, formerly of Michelin-starred restaurant. Texture.

What will the restaurant of the future serve us? How will technology advance our eating habits? And how will the planetary changes affect the way food is made? Questions are turned into food and drink at this unique exploration of the senses in one of the country’s leading creative restaurants,

Chef All Stars: Taste & Talk is hosted in Smeg’s flagship Regent Street store, an after-hours live cooking demo and tasting, led by three best-in-class chefs: Chantelle Nicholson, Anna Haugh and Sally Abe, whose passion and creativity know no bounds and continue to shape the industry.

And as for the Farm? From living walls to harvested farm pods brimming with life the Urban Farm at 59 – 61 Regent Street W1B 4DY will be a hub for Future Food.

Open daily from 10 am to 6:30 pm for walk-ins as well as ticketed events throughout the week, the Urban Farm will be home to trendsetters, tastemakers and experts in their field, ready to inspire and ignite interest in the future of food.

Hosting a series of free and bookable events and experiences to drop into, take part in and be inspired by to learn more about the ways in which we can be more sustainable and what the likes of urban farms are doing to support this. From hands-on micro herb masterclasses, chef-led pesto-making demos making herbs from the on-site farm pods and educational talks will play a key role in the day-to-day activity on the farm.

This is a week-long festival celebrating the future of food and sustainability across 17 events 23 restaurants, will come together to take part in insightful and educational activations, whilst exploring the path to a more sustainable future for the food industry.

Something for all, highlights of the drop-in, free-to-book and ticketed events, as well as a host of special offers and giveaways across Regent Street and St James’s, are included.

Experience 23 restaurants; 17 events and Regent Street’s first Urban Farm. Find all the details on the Future of Food Festival here

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