Nothing works up an appetite quite like trying to cover 40,000 square meters of art in one afternoon. Frieze (Oct 11-15) is the Olympics of London’s art world, a five-day bonanza when art buyers, art dealers, and the art curious descend upon Regent’s Park for semi-organised chaos. Meanwhile, Frieze Week (as it’s become known) also takes place beyond the white tents of the main art fair in Regent’s Park. Museums and galleries across London line up big openings with the fair dates, when international collectors will be in town.
If you manage to hit all 160 galleries in the main tents at Frieze, kudos to you. The stragglers sometimes lose momentum after the champagne bar. Either way, it’s enough to leave you with an empty stomach.
Here’s where to refuel and celebrate across the city, categorised by temporary or permanent restaurants within Frieze and its surrounds, and by restaurants adjacent to Frieze Week happenings across the city.