October brings even more excuses to eat out with the return of London Restaurant Festival, a line-up of mini menus, food events, tasting evenings and more involving hundreds of the capital's best venues. Book exclusive (and keenly priced) 'Festival Menus' at the likes of Skylon Grill, R.S. Hispaniola and The Trafalgar Dining Rooms. The 'Side Orders' schedule of events includes Japanese film and food pairing screenings, a special tour and dinner at the Saatchi Gallery, and the ever-popular restaurant-hopping tours are back, allowing you to eat your way around a neighbourhood in a four-hour restaurant crawl. Check the London Restaurant Festival website for the full line-up and to book.