London Marathon rolls around again on Sunday 28 April 2019. 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! Check out this year’s foodie freebies for Marathon runners…
Lead image: by CHLOE
1 Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese at Berners Tavern, Fitzrovia
Jason Atherton’s acclaimed Berners Tavern at The London EDITION hotel is offering marathon runners a complimentary dish when they show their medal at the restaurant on Sunday 28 April. Finishers will be treated to the restaurant’s infamous Mac ‘n’ Cheese with a celebratory beer or soft drink.
10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia W1T 3NP; bernerstavern.com
2 Free Full English at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea
Chef Tom Aikens is giving away either a Full English or Vegetarian Breakfast Board to runners in possession of a medal on Monday 29 April, from 9-11am. Tuck into a Full English with two fried eggs, bacon, grilled tomato, Portobello mushroom, beans, black pudding and toast, or a Vegetarian Breakfast Board with crushed avocado, quinoa and cucumber salad, feta in dukha crumb, courgette and dukha salad, cashew mayonnaise and a toasted muffin.
27 Cale Street, Chelsea SW3 3QP; tomskitchen.co.uk
3 25% off at by CHLOE, Covent Garden & Tower Bridge
From Monday 22 April right through until Monday 29 April, fast-casual plant-based restaurant by CHLOE is offering marathon runners and volunteers 25% off the whole menu. From fuel-up dishes packed with healthy fats from such as the Smashed Avocado Toast, Pesto ‘Meatball’ Sub and Spicy Thai Salad, to Bounce-Back dishes like the Quinoa Taco Salad. Just show your registration.
34-43 Russell Street, Covent Garden WC2B 5HA & 6 Duchess Walk, Tower Bridge SE1 2SD; eatbychloe.com
4 Free Butter Chicken at Baluchi, Tower Bridge
Award-winning pan-Indian destination restaurant Baluchi is treating all marathon runners to a special refuel meal on Sunday 28 April. Simply flash your medal to the team to enjoy a complimentary butter chicken, or aubergine and tamarind curry, accompanied by fluffy pilau rice.
181 Tooley Street, Tower Bridge SE1 2JR; thebaluchi.com/london
5 Free Chaat at Cinnamon Bazaar, Covent Garden
Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden is rewarding London Marathon runners with a complimentary chaat dish of their choice on Sunday 28 April. Take your pick from nine different varieties on the menu, ranging from the signature Papdi chaat with tamarind yoghurt and chickpea vermicelli to the soft shell crab chaat with curried yoghurt, apple and celeriac pickle.
28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden WC2E 7JS; cinnamon-bazaar.com
Royal China is inviting this year’s Virgin London Marathon runners to enjoy a free dim sum dish on Sunday 28 April. Choose between favourites such as Cheung Fun (Rice Noodle Rolls) with Peanut Sauce, Steamed Prawn and Chive Dumplings, and Honey Roast Pork Puffs. Offer valid at the Baker Street, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf restaurants on presentation of our medal on Sunday 28 April.
7 Free Pizza at Franco Manca, various locations
Flash your medal when dining in at any Franco Manca restaurant – not just the 35 branches in London – and you can get any pizza from its menu or specials board for free on both Sunday 28 April and Monday 29 April. Franco Manca also has branches in Bath, Brighton, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford, Reading and Southampton.
8 Free Pizza at Bunga Bunga Battersea
Bunga Bunga Battersea is offering all London Marathon runners a big complimenti (congratulations) in the form of a free pizza on Sunday 28 April. Simply parade your medal about to receive a whole pizza completely free of charge, whether you run to a Ruby Loves topped with Nduja spicy soft sausage and mozzarella or want to medal a Micaela Margherita.
37 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea SW11 3BA; battersea.bungabunga-london.com
9 Free Pizza at Greenwood, Victoria
Just a 25-minute stroll (or hobble) from the finish line is Greenwood sports bar in Victoria, which is rewarding all runners who show their medal – and volunteers who show their registration – a free ‘2042g’ pizza. The ‘2042g’ has 20g of carbs and 42g of protein to aid muscle recovery, featuring generous toppings of Italian cured ham, mozzarella and cauliflower on a pea protein enriched base (veggie version available).
170 Victoria Street SW1E 5L; greenwoodlondon.com
10 Free Pizza at The Perseverance, Holborn
Runners can reward their London marathon efforts with a free pizza at The Perseverance on both Sunday 28 April and Monday 29 April. Simply present your hard-earned medal and pick up a whole pizza completely free of charge. One pizza per participant.
63 Lamb’s Conduit Street, Holborn WC1N 3NB; theperseverance.co.uk
Enjoy a well-deserved sourdough pizza on the house at Hop Stuff Brewery’s Taproom venues in Woolwich, Deptford or Ashford (Kent) on Sunday 28 April. Show your medal when dining in and choose any pizza from the menu. You’ve earned it!
12 Free Wild Bowl at Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia & Devonshire Square
Scottish champions Mac & Wild will be congratulating London Marathon runners at lunchtime on Monday 29 April with a free recently launched Wild Bowl. Choose from the Wild Salmon Bowl with sea buckthorn diced salmon, the Wild Vegan Pulse Pop Bowl with golden vegan haggis pops, and the Wild Venison Bowl with grilled venison steak – all atop super grains with tasty sauces and salad. Just wave your London Marathon around and its yours for free.
65 Great Titchfield Street W1W 7PS & 9A Devonshire Square EC2M 4YN; macandwild.com
13 Free Burger at Maxwell’s, Covent Garden
Maxwell’s continues its tradition of offering free burgers to all medal winners and 25% off for volunteers this year. Wave your medal with pride at Maxwell’s in Covent Garden on Sunday 28 April and chow down on a Maxwell’s Old Timer or Vegan ‘Bacon & Cheese’ Burger for free. Bookings recommended.
34 King Street, Covent Garden WC2E 8SB; maxwells.co.uk
14 Free Burger at MEATliquor, various locations
Take your prized 2019 medal to any MEATliquor in London (there are branches in Kings Cross, Islington, East Dulwich, Battersea, Queensway, Hoxton, Covent Garden and Croydon Boxpark) and claim any burger for free (including meat, veggie and vegan options). Volunteers can also get in on the action by showing their steward badge. Offer valid on Sunday 28 April.
15 Free Burger & Fries at Old Compton Brasserie, Soho
Take your medal to Old Compton Brasserie in Soho and get a free burger and fries on Sunday 28 April. Choose from either The OCB burger with dry cured streaky bacon and Godminster organic cheese, or The PB burger (plant-based or personal Best?) with a Moving Mountains plant-based patty, shiitake bacon, vegan cheese, gherkin and avo mayo). Offer available on Sunday 28 April.
34-36 Old Compton Street, Soho W1D 4TT; oldcomptonbrasserie.co.uk
Turn up to The Market Porter by Borough Market wearing your London Marathon 2019 medal and you’ll be treated to one of the pub’s burgers for free. A guilt-free burger has got to be just what the doctor ordered after getting through a grueling marathon! Offer valid on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 April. One burger per participant.
9 Stoney Street, London Bridge SE1 9AA; themarketporter.co.uk
17 Free Burger at Whyte & Brown, Soho
Free range chicken champs Whyte & Brown are offering a free roast chicken crispy burger at on Monday 29 April. Flash your prized marathon medal and tuck into a well-earned breaded free range chicken fillet, sandwiched between a layer of gravy mayo, crispy chicken skin, onion relish and a toasted bun.
Kingly Court, Carnaby Street W1B 5PW; whyteandbrown.com
18 Free Burger at The Lady Ottoline, Bloomsbury
Head down to The Lady Ottoline in Bloomsbury with your prized London Marathon 2019 medal and you’ll get a free burger to help you refuel after your efforts. Offer valid on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 of April. One burger per participant.
11A Northington Street, Holborn WC1N 2JF; theladyottoline.net
19 Free Pie at The Carpenters Arms, Marylebone
The Carpenters Arms is offering all London Marathon 2019 medallists an award-winning Pieminister pie on the house. No need to worry about the calories after completing 26.2 miles, after all! Present your medal for your free pie with mash, peas and gravy. Offer valid on 30 April and 1 May (the pub is currently undergoing a refurb and won’t be open for marathon day).
12 Seymour Place, Marylebone W1H 7NE; thecarpentersarmspub.co.uk
20 Free Tuna Poke Bowl at Bluebird Cafe White City
Bluebird Cafe at the old BBC Television Centre in White City is offering marathon runners a restorative tuna poke bowl completely free on Sunday 28 April. The poke bowl comes with quinoa, edamame beans, avocado, bean shoots, crisp fried shallots and spiced tuna – just drop in and show your medal.
Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City W12 7FR; bluebirdcafe.co.uk
21 Free Meal at Busaba Eathai, various locations
Busaba Eathai is inviting all London Marathon medal holders to enjoy a meal on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 April. Show your medal at any of the 13 Busaba locations across London and choose one main meal from the selection of Pad Thais, Wok Noodles, Curries, Char-grills, Soups, Rice Bowls, Salads or Stir-fries for free. The nearest Busaba to the finish line of the London Marathon is at 35 Panton Street, Leicester Square SW1Y 4EA.
22 Free Plate at Real Greek, various locations
Flash your 2019 London Marathon medal for a free Greek plate at any Real Greek restaurant when you dine in. The offer’s available from Sunday 28 April until Friday 3 May at any time of day and you don’t have to buy anything to claim your freebie. Choose from the chicken skewer, halloumi skewer, loukaniko (beef and pork sausage), falafel or lamb kefte, all of which will be served with saffron rice, Greek salad, tzatziki and flatbread.
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