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Covent Garden partners with Clerkenwell Boy to launch The Good Food Club, featuring exclusive charity desserts and a summer food festival

11th July 2022

  • Covent Garden has partnered with multi award-winning food influencer Clerkenwell Boy to launch the Covent Garden Good Food Club - a celebration of the best restaurants in the area

  • Clerkenwell Boy has collaborated with five leading restaurants across the estate on a selection of charity desserts available from 15th July, with a donation from each going to Crisis UK

  • To celebrate the partnership, the Covent Garden Good Food Festival will launch and run from Friday 15th July until Sunday 31st July serving a selection of the best street food to visitors

  • Clerkenwell Boy has also created a series of guides to the best dining spots in the area - based on his most common Insta-requests for recommendations

  • The Good Food Club will also welcome back Covent Garden’s much-loved Ice Cream Festival running from 19thAugust - 4th September

This summer, Covent Garden has partnered with the UK’s most influential Instagram foodie Clerkenwell Boy to launch the Covent Garden Good Food Club, a celebration of the array of independent and global restaurants across the central London estate. As part of this, the estate will launch the first Good Food Festival from 15th -31st July serving the very best street food to visitors. Clerkenwell Boy has also collaborated with some of the estate’s most loved restaurants on a series of desserts which provide a donation to Crisis UK for the duration of the campaign. He will also be authoring a series of guides featuring his hand-picked favourite dining and drinking spots for every occasion based on the daily requests he receives on Instagram.

Influential photographer, journalist and foodie with over 300k Instagram followers, Clerkenwell Boy has also collaborated with some of Covent Garden’s most popular restaurants to create a series of charity desserts, all with a donation to Crisis UK. These handpicked desserts include SUSHISAMBA’s Yuzu and coconut tart; Frenchie’s Banoffee dessert; VyTA’s Reworked Cheesecake with Raspberry Marmalade; Floral by Lima’s Alfajores, a traditional Peruvian shortbread with dulce de leche and coffee mousse; 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 straight to Crisis which works to reduce homelessness in the UK.

Clerkenwell Boy commented:

“I'm super excited to be partnering with Covent Garden to celebrate the launch of the Covent Garden Good Food Club and Covent Garden Good Food Festival as well as raising funds for Crisis UK through our charity dessert campaign. Covent Garden is one of the best places to drink and dine in London, I love the diversity of restaurants, bars and bakeries. I have also pulled together a helpful foodie guide that highlights my top recommendations for Breakfast & Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Family Friendly and Dog Friendly places, Hidden Bars, Alfresco Dining, Decadent Dining and the perfect places for a Date Night. These are some of the most common requests I get each week. Sweet Treats from Santa Nata, Blondies Kitchen and Venchi are also on the list of course. Enjoy!”

The area’s first Covent Garden Good Food Festival will run from Friday 15th July until Sunday 31st July and will serve an array of foodie delights from some of the UK’s best street food suppliers. The two-week festival will launch on the East Piazza with suppliers including Harissa & Lemon, serving Moroccan food made from locally sourced ingredients; Little Pasta Company, serving artisan hand-rolled pasta dishes from its 1979 Citroen H van; Smoky Gaucho, bringing delicious Brazilian BBQ to visitors; Almada Bakery bringing a taste of Portugal to Covent Garden with Pamphilo, pastel de Nata, Bolo and other desserts; Pabellon, which will serve Venezuelan street food to visitors and Double Dutch will offer bespoke cocktails from Bloody Marys to Chilli Margarita Spritzes. Throughout the festival the street food menus will continue to change with some dishes being decided by the public via Instagram polls.

The series of guides created by Clerkenwell Boy spotlight his favourite spots in Covent Garden for dining, drinking and more. These guides have been created based on the most frequent daily Instagram DMs he receives requesting recommendations on where to dine for brunch, decadent dining options, date nights, family-friendly places, hidden bars, al fresco, dog friendly or for a sweet dessert. Particular highlights include his picks of hidden bars including Covent Garden’s Cache Cache, El Ta’koy, Eve Bar, Mrs Riot, The Lost Alpaca and Side Hustle at The NoMad. All of the guides can be viewed on the Covent Garden website: Coventgarden.london/the-good-food-club

The Covent Garden Good Food Club will continue throughout the year including the return of the area's much-loved Ice Cream Festival which will run from 19th August until 4th September. It will feature Piazza pop-ups and restaurants serving classic and innovative takes on ice cream for visitors across the August Bank Holiday. The Club will also continue to host further innovative and exciting foodie experiences throughout the Autumn and festive season.

For visitors looking to dine outdoors, Covent Garden’s bars and restaurants continue to offer the perfect al fresco options, with over 1,000 outdoor dining seats across 55 restaurants. Global and independent restaurants offering both outdoor and indoor drinking and dining options also include The Oystermen, La Goccia, Frenchie, Cora Pearl, 3 Henrietta, Balthazar, Ave Mario and more.

For further information on new openings, experiences, shopping and dining visit Coventgarden.london

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