London Marathon rolls around again on Sunday 23 April 2017. The average Marathon runner will burn between 2,900 and 3,500 calories on the 26.2 mile route, so a good feed post-run is essential too. Check out this year’s foodie freebies for Marathon runners…
1 St Katharine Docks, various offers
St Katharine Docks, a prime location to watch the marathon, has a number of offers on at their restaurants for marathon runners, including free prosecco and dessert… At Dokke, save 50% off a Recovery Breakfast on Monday 24 April. Tom’s Kitchen: is offering a complimentary dessert on Sunday 23 April. At White Mulberries, the first 50 Marathon Runners to visit on Sunday 23 April can enjoy 20% off everything. Strada is offering up a main course and soft drink for just £10 when dining on either Sunday 23 or Monday 24 April. At Cote, you and your guests can enjoy a complimentary Kir Royale when dining on either Sunday 23 or Monday 24 April. Zizzi has 25% off the food bill and a complimentary glass of prosecco for runners on Sunday 23 April. And Cafe Rouge is offering a complimentary glass of prosecco on Sunday 23 April. Just show your medal!
Additional T&Cs at skdocks.co.uk
2 Free Veni-Moo burger at Mac & Wild
Scottish champions Mac & Wild will be congratulating all London Marathon runners on Monday 24 April with free Veni-Moo burgers. The infamous award-winning Veni-moo burger – complete with one beef patty, one venison patty, gherkins, caramelised onions, cheese and bearnaise sauce, served in a brioche bun – is available to all Marathon runners with a medal.
65 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia W1W 7PS & 9A Devonshire Square EC2M 4YN; macandwild.com
3 Free burger and protein shake at Hello Burger, Sidcup
Hello Burger in Sidcup will be welcoming London Marathon finishers from this Sunday’s race with a complimentary burger and protein shake on Sunday and Monday. The gourmet burger restaurant scooped two awards at last year’s Bexley Business Awards. Owner Tony Adams said, “We have a number of regular guests here at Hello Burger who will be running on Sunday so we were keen to give something back. Everyone who takes on the London Marathon, especially for a great cause is a hero in our eyes. Hopefully the thought of a tasty burger will spur a few people on in those last miles as well!’
94 Station Road, Sidcup, Bexley DA15 7DU; helloburger.co.uk
4 adidas Runners X The Hoxton Marathon Weekender
Taking place next weekend across both The Hoxton, Shoreditch and The Hoxton, Holborn, the adidas Runners X The Hoxton Marathon Weekender offers up support, rest, encouragement and celebration for runners, friends and family. On Saturday 22 April, head for the prep lounge at The Hoxton, Shoreditch, where there’ll be complimentary food and taping for runners from Recovery Massage Therapy, Imarni Nails doing special sports-themed manicures, and experts from Blue Tit hair salons to braid hair ready for the race (also free), as well as adidas runners will be leading a stretch-a-thon. On Sunday 23 April, The Hoxton, Holborn will be all about the celebration. Stumble over post-run to relax and celebrate your success with fizz, food, tunes, sports massages and more.
Sign up for free tickets here: thehoxton.com
5 Free English breakfast at POLO BAR
Liverpool Street’s 24-hour favourite POLO BAR is treating all marathon runners to their famed Traditional English Breakfast for FREE, for one day only. Show your medal on the big day and feast on what every runner deserves after the big race; grilled bacon, juicy Cumberland sausages, free range eggs, slow roasted thyme tomatoes, baked beans, mushrooms, black pudding and bloomer toast. Available all day until midnight on 23 April.
176 Bishopsgate EC2M 4NQ; polo24hourbar.co.uk
6 Free meal at Coppa Club venues
All marathon finishers can enjoy a free meal at all three Coppa Club venues in London on Sunday 23 April. Just show your shiny 2017 medal for a free main meal! No purchase required. All Coppa Club venues (St Pauls’ Tower Birgde and Oxford Circus) are located near the London Marathon route, so if you are spectating and looking for somewhere to grab some food, cocktail or just put your feet up then pop in (there are no freebies for spectators though, sadly!). For Reading runners, the Sonning on Thames branch will also be offering a free meal.
7 Free Mr Fogg’s Tavern roast dinner plus a pint
If the thought of a gigantic, gravy soaked Yorkshire pudding is enough to push you through that last gruelling mile, it’s worth adding Mr Fogg’s Tavern to your running route as your final destination. All runners will be rewarded with an indulgent Mr Fogg’s Tavern roast dinner plus a pint – all on the house! Fresh out of the Tavern kitchen on St Martin’s Lane, runners will simply have to present their medal to retrieve their free Sunday roast and drink.
58 St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4EA; mr-foggs.com
8 Free Dim Sum at Royal China
The Royal China Group is offering competitors a free dim sum dish when dining in one of their six London restaurants on the day of the Marathon – simply present your Marathon medal to a member of staff on arrival at the restaurant. Royal China is renowned for its Dim Sum, which are often steamed or baked and so have many nutritional benefits. Choose between favourites such as Cheung Fun (Rice Noodle Rolls) with Peanut Sauce; Steamed Prawn and Chive Dumplings; and Honey Roast Pork Puffs. The restaurants are based on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf. Dim sum is served daily from 12noon-5pm.
9 Free salad at Squirrell
Healthy eating spot Squirrel in South Kensington – which serves healthy Grain Bowls, breakfasts and smoothies, and even has an indoor treehouse – is offering free salads between 12 midday-2pm to all magnificent marathon goers on Monday 24 April. Just flash the team your shiny new medal.
11 Harrington Road, South Kensington SW7 3ES; wearesquirrel.com
10 Free pizza at Franco Manca
Runners can get a free pizza at all Franco Manca pizzerias on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 April 2017. From the home cured Gloucester Old Spot ham pizza with mozzarella and wild mushrooms, to the meat-free tomato and mozzarella pizza topped with basil, and the daily changing meat and vegetarian specials – just flash your medal and it’s yours! Franco Manca’s Marathon offer is valid across all sites between 23-24 April 2017 and includes one pizza per person upon presentation of a 2017 finishers medal. The offer is valid for dine-in only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
11 Free protein brownie or juice at Simple Health Kitchen, St Paul’s
Simple Health Kitchen in St Paul’s is offering a free protein brownie or a free juice for all the runners that present their medal from 24-26 April. Simple Health Kitchen is changing the misconception of health food being tasteless and unappealing. So once you are there, why not trying some of the goodies on the menu? You could go for Diced Beetroot in a Tahini Dressing, or Kale and Rainbow Chard in a Basil Dressing accompanied with a choice of proteins like Sicilian Salmon and Turkey and Cranberry Burger to Cannelloni Bean Patty. (One free protein brownie OR free juice per person who shows their marathon medal on 24, 25 or 26 April.)
73A Watling Street EC4M 9BJ; simplehealthkitchen.com
The London Marathon brunch at Boisdale, Canary Wharf
Head to the Boisdale Bar and Grill in Canary Wharf from 10am to midday on Sunday 23 April to watch 40,000 people participating in the world’s largest marathon from the greatest vantage point. With cracking views over Cabot Square from the terraces – heated and covered – you will be able to see the runners passing by while enjoying a leisurely Sunday breakfast at £30 with a drink on arrival.
Click here to book
Marathon Fuel at The George, Isle of Dogs
The George are out in force to support marathon runners, opening early on the 23rd April they will be serving bacon butties to those family and friends who have come to support their loved ones. As the runners pass The George at mile 17 cheers and water will be supplied, as well as butties for any brave runner in need of some fuel. The bacon will keep flowing all day, alongside their daily menu, so runners will get a chance to get in on the action.
Runner and non-runners, check out this cool interactive marathon map for tips on where to hold off and step on the gas, as well as good spots to watch…