Frieze London, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs, returns to Regents Park next week (October 15 to 19) along with Frieze Masters (a 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 last year.
Taking part in Frieze for the first time, Bocca Di Lupo will present popup Italian restaurant Bocca Above Frieze, offering diners a classic Bocca Di Lupo a la carte menu, including antipasti of farinata & prosciutto, sardines beccafico and gnocchi with sausage ragu. Downstairs at Frieze London, will be Bocca Below: a café offshoot of the Soho restaurant, serving pastries, coffee, hot Italian sandwiches and gourmet salads, as well as Gelupo’s famous gelato. For reservations for Bocca Above Frieze: please call +(0) 207 439 8987 or email email@example.com
Following a successful debut at Frieze last year, Caravan (pictured) will be back with a larger restaurant, bar and a private outside terrace. The bespoke menu (of small and large plates - uses fresh and seasonal ingredients) includes favorites from the Caravan Restaurant’s all day and brunch menus. In addition, a there will be Caravan To-Go counter serving espresso, hot-pressed sandwiches and salads and will also have an outpost in the VIP lounge at Frieze London. For reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Another new addition to Frieze London is Brunswick House: Raw. Founded in 2010, Brunswick House is a British restaurant serving inventive, seasonal food, housed in a Georgian mansion in Central London. Acclaimed chef Jackson Boxer and his team will be offering a selection of their favourite autumn vegetable salads.
This year there are also more informal fare options available including ethically sourced sushi from Moshi Moshi (London’s original Kaiten sushi bar), hosting the VIP restaurant at Frieze London for the first time - serving their fresh, innovative dishes. On the outdoor deck at Frieze London, Pizza Pilgrims will serve up Neapolitan-style pizzas from their oven van, alongside Sohocello cocktails and Italian beers.
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. For reservations, please email email@example.com or call +44 75 0070 0190.
Also, making an (re) appearance is 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 ‘fish and chips’ tempura and grilled wagyu beef. There will also be a bar serving up Japanese cocktails as well as a wide selection of sake, wines and champagnes.
GAIL’s Artisan Bakery will also return to Frieze Masters to offer more informal eating and drinking options. On display will be freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries and cakes - whilst a new, additional space at the contemporary fair will feature a chef-led range of Frieze-inspired dishes, available to eat in or takeaway