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Yotam Ottolenghi Headlines Oxfordshire (Music) Festival

He will join almost everyone else from the London restaurant industry at Wilderness this August

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Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi is the biggest name among many to be announced for Wilderness festival, in Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire this August. Although the event started as (and continues to be) a music festival, it has always placed great emphasis on the provision of restaurant-quality food, booking nearly as many chefs as performing artists. Never before though have quite so many of London’s (best) restaurants decamped.

Here’s a run-down of all the (mostly male) London chefs who will be cooking over the long weekend of Thursday 2 — Sunday 5 August.

At the bookable “Long Table” banquets and feasts:

At the on site pop-up restaurants:

  • Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano — casual Italian from Covent Garden and St. James’s, the spin-off brand from Hartnett’s Michelin-starred Murano in Mayfair
  • Petersham Nurseries, the Richmond-based garden centre cafe and now Covent Garden restaurant
  • Berber & Q middle-eastern grill restaurant
  • Patty & Bun burgers
  • Homeslice pizza

At “The Chef’s Table”:

  • Tim Spedding, ex-Clove Club and P. Franco and now head chef at Coombeshead Farm
  • James Lowe, head chef at Lyle’s

At “The Counter”:

  • Som Saa, Andy Oliver and Mark Dobie’s Shoreditch Thai restaurant
  • Quality Chop House, the British restaurant led by head chef Shaun Searley
  • Salon, the modern European Brixton restaurant by chef Nicholas Balfe

In “The Dining Room”:

  • MAM, Vietnamese barbecue from Notting Hill
  • Bao, cult Taiwanese steamed buns
  • The Good Egg, New York and Middle Eastern-influenced all-day breakfast spot from Stoke Newington
  • Smokestak, American barbecue
  • Breddos, tacos
  • Happy Endings, ice cream sandwiches


21-22 Warwick Street, , England W1B 5NE 020 7494 9584 Visit Website

Quality Chop House

94 Farringdon Rd, London, Greater London EC1R 3EA +44 20 3490 6228 Visit Website

Black Axe Mangal

156 Canonbury Road, , England N1 2UP Visit Website

Petersham Nurseries

, , England TW10 7AQ


5 Clipstone Street, , England W1W 6BB 020 7637 0871 Visit Website

som saa

43A Commercial Street, , England E1 6BD 020 7324 7790 Visit Website

The Dairy

15 The Pavement, , England SW4 0HY 020 7622 4165 Visit Website


16 All Saints Road, , England W11 1HH 020 7792 2665 Visit Website

Cafe Murano

33 St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1HD Visit Website


4 Redchurch Street, , England E1 6JL Visit Website


18 Market Row, , England SW9 8LD 020 7501 9152 Visit Website


83 Rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Ville-Marie, QC H2Z 1C2 (514) 875-1388

Counter Culture

16 The Pavement, , England SW4 0HY 020 8191 7960 Visit Website

Happy Endings

Brushfield Street, , England E1 6EW Visit Website


113 Great Portland Street, , England W1W 6QQ 020 7436 3261 Visit Website

Patty & Bun

14 Pembridge Road, , England W11 3BU 020 7229 2228 Visit Website

The Good Egg

93 Stoke Newington Church Street, , England N16 0AS 020 7682 2120 Visit Website


35 Sclater Street, , England E1 6LB 020 3873 1733 Visit Website

Homeslice Pizza

Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC2R Visit Website

Berber & Q

338 Acton Mews, London, E8 4EA Visit Website


148 Clapham Manor Street, , England SW4 6BX 020 7720 4662 Visit Website


287 Upper Street, , England N1 2TZ 020 7288 1454 Visit Website