London Marathon rolls around again on Sunday 22 April 2018. 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…
1 Free Pizza at Bunga Bunga Battersea
Present your medal and pick up a free pizza at Bunga Bunga Battersea, which is offering all London Marathon runners a big complimenti (congratulations). Runners can get a free pizza at Bunga Bunga on both Sunday 22 April and Monday 23 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
2 Free Veni-Moo Burger at Mac & Wild
Scottish champions Mac & Wild will be congratulating all London Marathon runners on Sunday 22 April at Mac & Wild Great Titchfield Street with Free Veni-Moo burgers. Their signature Veni-moo burger comes complete with one beef patty, one venison patty, caramelised onions, cheese and bearnaise sauce, served in a brioche bun. Just wave your medal with pride to gain your well-deserved treat. Marathon finishers can also pick up a free Veni-Moo on Monday 23 April at both Mac & Wild Great Titchfield Street and Mac & Wild Devonshire Square.
65 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia W1W 7PS & 9A Devonshire Square EC2M 4YN; macandwild.com
3 Free Drink at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill
This year Skylon is offering a refreshing complimentary drink to all London Marathon medal holders. Simply present your medal at the wonderful venue in the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank, where you can relax and enjoy a well-earned drink and panoramic views of the spectacular London skyline.
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank SE1 8XX; skylon-restaurant.co.uk
4 Free Sashimi Pizza and Drink at Kurobuta
Kurobuta has the perfect remedy for all London Marathon finishers. Runners need only drop in and show their medal on Sunday 22 April to receive their famed tuna sashimi pizza and either a glass of house wine, Asahi beer or JARR Kombucha completely free! The offer applies at both Kurobuta’s Marble Arch and King’s Road locations.
312 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5UH & 17-20 Kendal Street W2 2AW; kurobuta-london.com
5 Free Roast at Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen
To reward runners on 22 April, Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen at Andaz London Liverpool Street is offering free roasts (between 12pm-3pm) for the first 100 marathon runners through the door. Just show that medal! Oh and make sure to bring along at least one non-marathon runner friend to claim your free roast – nobody likes to eat alone, after all!
40 Liverpool Street EC2M 7QN; londonliverpoolstreet.andaz.hyatt.com
6 Free Drink at Bluebird
Relax after completing the marathon this year on the lovely outdoor terrace at Bluebird Chelsea (it would be wise to keep things alfresco after all that sweating, no?!). If you’ve managed to endure the London Marathon, during one of the hottest Aprils on record, then a celebration is definitely in order. Head down to Bluebird Chelsea, with your enviable marathon medal and you will be offered a free drink on Sunday 22 April only.
350 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 5UU; bluebird-restaurant.com
7 Free Burger at Maxwell’s
Maxwell’s will continue their tradition of offering a free burger for all medal winners and 25% off for volunteers. After months of hardcore training, you certainly deserve a delicious calorie fest, no? Wave your medal with pride at Maxwell’s in Covent Garden on Sunday 22 April and chow down on a Maxwell’s Old Timer or Veggie Burger for free. Bookings recommended.
34 King Street, Covent Garden WC2E 8SB; maxwells.co.uk
8 Free Pide at Amber
Newly opened Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant, Amber, will be giving away one of their delicious boat-shaped pides for free to all London Marathon medal holders on 22 April. Present your medal when seated and choose your pide from the likes of Burnt Leeks with a blue cheese sauce and caramelised onions, Lamb Belly with sweet potatoes, spring onions and tomatoes, or Chorizo with caramelised onions, rocket and goats cheese.
21 Piazza Walk, Aldgate East E1 8QH; thisisamber.co.uk
9 Free Pasta or Cookie at By CHLOE
By CHLOE is offering Marathon medal winners a complimentary regular pasta (the amazing Mac n’ Cheese or the Avocado Pesto Pasta) or one of by CHLOE’s signature Cinnamon Espresso cookies. Simply show your medal on Sunday 22 April and claim your free treat.
Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, Covent Garden WC2B 5HA; eatbychloe.com
10 Hospitality station at The Waldorf Hilton
The Waldorf Hilton on Aldwych, just off the Strand, is offering all medal holders and their support teams free access to its pop-up Marathon Hospitality Station. Situated in the hotel’s Tea Room, the Waldorf Hilton team will be ready and waiting to serve complimentary homemade lemonade, energy shots and energy bars from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday 22 April.
Aldwych, off The Strand WC2B 4DD; hilton.com
11 Free Dim Sum at Royal China
To help replenish you depleted fuel tanks, the Royal China Group will be offering competitors a free dim sum dish, when dining in the Baker Street, Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill or Canary Wharf restaurants on the day of the Marathon. Diners simply need to present their Marathon medal to a member of staff on arrival at the restaurant.
12 Free Prosecco at Giggling Squid
Giggling Squid, the popular and innovative family of Thai restaurants, is offering Marathon runners a free glass of prosecco for the whole week after the race. Just present your medal. While there, why not choose something from the menu, including a selection of seafood, meat, curry, noodle and stir-fry options, alongside speciality dishes including salt and pepper squid, to go with your glass of bubbly?
26 High Street Wimbledon, Wimbledon SW19 5BY; gigglingsquid.com
13 Free Pasta at Via Emilia
If we were running the marathon, we know exactly what we’d want at the end… a great big bowl of delicious Italian pasta! Straight from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, choose from eight different pasta dishes at Via Emilia including Tagliolini from Parma, Ragu from Bologna and Pisarei from Piacenza. Not to be missed is the Gnocco Fritto, a pillow puffed Emilian bread.
37A Hoxton Square N1 6NN; via–emilia.com
14 Free King Prawn Pad Thai at Thai Square Trafalgar Square
Thai Square in Trafalgar Square is giving away a free King Prawn Pad Thai to all medal holders on Sunday 22 April. Simply present your medal at the door for a famed stir-fried dish of chanburi rice noodles and crushed peanuts with juicy king prawns and a tangy tamarind sauce. The delicious protein packed Pad Thai is a definite post-marathon winner!
21-24 Cockspur Street, St James’s SW1Y 5BN; thaisq.com
15 Free Personalized Pizza or Salad at MOD Pizza
MOD Pizza, the pioneer of fast-casual pizza, is offering all London Marathon medallists a personalised pizza or salad – on the house! Simply visit MOD Leicester Square and present your medal to claim your free salad or a pizza with limitless combinations of toppings, sauces and spices.
17-18 Irving Street, Leicester Square WC2H 7AT; modpizza.co.uk
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