Eating & drinking at Frieze 2017

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Frieze London, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs, museums and galleries, returns to Regents Park along with Frieze Masters (the newer fair with a contemporary perspective on historical art). There is a fine choice of drinking and dining options with the addition of exciting new partners as well as the return of many favourites from previous years…

Social Wine & Tapas, Jason Atherton’s tapas restaurant and wine shop on James Street, Marylebone, joins Frieze London for the first time this year. Executive sommelier Laure Patry has created a dynamic wine list offering quality, rare and fine wines sourced from around the world, alongside modern tapas and snacks from head chef Marcus Rohlen.

Petersham Nurseries is again taking part in Frieze London. Head Chef Damian Clisby and culinary director Lucy Boyd, have curated a special menu as the headline restaurant with dishes including: crab linguine with chilli, sea purslane and garlic; fillet of beef with barolo, borlotti beans, beetroots, and horseradish creme fraiche; and roasted poussin with an autumn salad of pink radicchio, kohlrabi, pomegranate and hazelnuts. Downstairs at Frieze London, Petersham Nurseries are serving drinks all day with a more informal bar menu on offer using the best quality seasonal ingredients from the kitchen garden for salads, soups and sandwiches. Handpicked wines from the Petersham Cellar collection will be available alongside a selection of cocktails. For reservations please email

Another returning addition to Frieze London is Brunswick House. Founded in 2010, Brunswick House is a British restaurant serving inventive, seasonal food, housed in a Georgian mansion in Vauxhall. Acclaimed chef Jackson Boxer and his team are offering up a selection of their favourite autumn vegetable salads. On the outdoor deck at Frieze London, Soho-based Pizza Pilgrims return to serve up Napolitan-style pizzas from their oven van, alongside Sohocello cocktails and Italian beers. Another new entry is Ahi Poké Ahi Poké bringing a taste of Hawaii to London. Go for one of their signature bowls of Poké or build your own. Choose from their sustainably sourced Salmon, Tuna or Shrimp bowls, then add your different bases, sauces and toppings!

Nearby at Frieze Masters (approximately a 15 minute walk from Frieze) Locanda Locatelli, one of London’s best-loved Michelin-starred Italian restaurants will be serving up an a la carte menu of a traditional Italian menu which includes a selection of pastas, salads and risottos accompanied by specially chosen Italian wines. In addition, you can indulge with freshly shaved truffles added to the dish of their choice. For reservations, please email

Also, making a (re) appearance is leading Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant UMU (London’s first Kyoto restaurant) with Executive Head Chef Yoshinori Ishii curating a special menu with bento boxes and a selection of hot ‘signature’ dishes including Umu’s signature ‘fish and chips’ tempura. There is also a bar serving up Japanese cocktails as well as a wide selection of sake, wines and Champagnes.

GAIL’s Artisan Bakery returns to both Frieze Masters (and Frieze London) this year. Each pop-up café serves freshly made sandwiches, seasonal salads, soups, pastries and cakes, as well as wine, beer and hand-roasted coffee. Inspired by The Regent’s Park setting, the cafés are decorated with flowers and greenery.

Tickets are now on sale for Frieze London and Frieze Masters.

Credit: With thanks to Hugo from Urbanology for the article.

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