CELEBRITY chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will front lastminute.com’s London Restaurant Week as it returns even bigger and better this year.
The event, which launches on April 14, offers Britons the opportunity to experience fine dining at a fraction of the cost and has been extended to run for two weeks following the success of last year`s event..
Up to 150 leading London restaurants - including over 10 Michelin starred establishments - will take part, offering two course lunches for £15 and three course dinners for £25.
Restaurants such as Richard Corrigan’s Lindsay House, Babylon at the Roof Gardens, Almeida, Tamarind and Quilon, which recently received its first Michelin star, feature amongst a list of star-studded eateries.
Jean-Christophe Novelli said: “ I am thrilled to be part of such a great event. lastminute.com’s London Restaurant Week really opens the world of fine dining to everyone, it is a great opportunity to experience fantastic food in superb restaurants.
"London is the best place to hold such an event, it offers some of the best restaurants in the world and such a variety of cuisines, people have to make the most of this”
Mark Bower, head of restaurants at lastminute.com, added: "We are delighted to have Jean-Christophe Novelli on board for London Restaurant Week.
"He is so passionate about good food that he was the ideal candidate to front the event. He is also keen on having everyone enjoy fine cuisine, passing his best tips and recipes to his hordes of fans on TV and at his cooking academy.
"Also, the fantastic feedback and interest expressed from restaurateurs, partners and customers means that London Restaurant Week is set to cement itself as a key event in the food calendar for year’s to come.”
lastminute.com has partnered for the second year running with Capital 95.8’s Help a London Child and 20p from each booking will be donated to the charity.
Bookings for London Restaurant Week will start two weeks before the event on 31 March exclusively on www.lastminute.com/londonrestaurantweek.