The first phase of tickets to a range of events at the inaugural London Restaurant Festival have gone on sale.
Members of the public were able to buy tickets to a number of events for the month-long festival, created by restaurant critic Fay Maschler and broadcaster Simon Davis from 10am this morning.
Events to be announced so far include a Sunday roast cooked by top chefs such as Mark Hix and Fergus Henderson and a Gourmet Odyssey of London where participants will be ferried by Routemaster buses to three different restaurants for a course in each.
Davis said: “We’re very excited about tickets going on sale today. We've had a tremendous amount of positive feedback from both restaurants and members of the public. We also have over 400 restaurants set to join next month, so the site is going to be a great place to inspire visitors to pick restaurants they may not have tried before."
Many high-profile chefs and restaurants, such as Marcus Wareing, Pierre Koffman, The Ivy and Nobu have already pledged to support the festival with the majority of the restaurants taking part creating a special set-price festival menu for October.
Pop-up restaurants are also set to be a feature of the festival with one planned in a capsule of the London Eye and another at Selfridges where Pierre Koffman will be manning the stove.
The owners of Bistrotheque in Hackney have also announced that they will launch their third pop-up restaurant at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street as part of the festival. The 50-cover Supersonic Masonic Supper Club will be open for three nights only during the event.