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Anyone out there gearing up for the London Marathon on the 22nd April, I commend you! And I have two things to tell you about - firstly, all the stuff London is offering you for free if you complete the race and secondly, what a pide is (do you know?).

There are just 8 days to go now and frankly anyone that manages the 26 mile route deserves a decent reward! Luckily London agrees and there are a load of venues offering free drinks and food to runners over the Marathon period.

I've rounded up the best below so take note. Runners, make sure you reap the rewards of managing such a feat and friends of runners pass on the good news!

Now all I need is a lycra-clad, foil covered buddy to 'borrow' a medal from.....

- What's on offer -

 

Free YO! Plates

YO!, the Japanese sushi and street food restaurant is getting involved from Mon 16th to Sat 21st April. Racers who can prove they are taking part in the Marathon will get a complimentary dish from YO!’s 4-dish Marathon Menu.

The 4-dish Marathon Menu has been developed especially- full of guilt-free carbs and protein loaded options for runners. From protein-rich to help repair torn muscles, pumpkin to improve performance and tuna which is low in fat – all diets are catered for with meat, vegan and vegetarian options. The four dishes are - Pumpkin Katsu curry, Chicken Chahan, Albacore Truffle Ponzu and Vegetable Yakisoba.

Offer available in all London sites between 16th – 21st April; it’s time to run fo’ YO! meal! Find out more here

Free Prosecco at Giggling Squid, Wimbledon 

Giggling Squid, a Thai restaurant and newest addition to Wimbledon High Street, is offering Marathon runners a FREE prosecco with your medal for the WHOLE of the week after the race!

Free pasta dish at Italian favourite, Via Emilia 

Masters of authentic Italian dishes from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, Via Emilia offers the very best of Italian cuisine just perfect for a post Marathon feast. There is a choice of 8 pastas including Tagliolini from Parma, Ragu from Bologna and Pisarei from Piacenza.

20% at The Coal Shed 

The Coal Shed London specialise in cooking high-quality meat, fish and vegetables over natural fire and charcoal. Here, Marathon Medal holders will get 20% off their total food bill from 23rd-28thApril 2018.

And make sure you leave room for The Coal Shed’s delicious “Chocolate Bar” dessert, which incorporates dark chocolate crémeux with miso caramel and black sesame. You've just used a hell of a lot of calories, there's no better time!

Free beer/ wine at St. Paul, Islington 

This neighbourhood gem is offering all medal holders a complimentary ice cold beer or a glass of house wine on Sunday 22ndApril.

Free King Prawn Pad Thai From Thai Square Trafalgar Square

Thai Square, Trafalgar Square is giving away a free King Prawn Pad Thai to all medal holders throughout Sunday 22nd April.

Simply present your medal at the door to be given their famed stir-fried dish of chanburi rice noodles, crushed peanuts, bean curd, beansprouts and egg with juicy king prawns and a tangy tamarind sauce. The delicious protein packed Pad Thai is a definite post marathon winner!

Claim Your Post-Marathon Pide at Amber, Aldgate East

Get your carbs and fat levels back to where they should with a free crispy pide piled high with toppings. Newly opened Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant, Amber, will be giving away one of their delicious boat shaped pides for free to all London Marathonmedal holders throughout 22nd April.

Present your medal when seated and choose from one of their pide including Burnt Leeks with a blue cheese sauce, caramalised onions, red basil & figs; Lamb Belly with sweet potatoes, spring onions, tomatoes, parsley, harissa yogurt & choban salad or Chorizo with caramalised onions, rocket, cherry tomatoes & goats cheese. Just what you need after a long run around London!

(If you're thinking what the hell is a pide - she must mean pie... I don't I mean Pide - I've checked - A pide is a Flatbread baked with fillings in an oven, you learn something new every day!)

Free personalized MOD Pizza or salad

MOD Pizza, the pioneer of fast-casual pizza is offering all London MarathonMedallists a personalised pizza or salad – on the house! Simply visit MOD Leicester Square, and present your medal to claim your free pizza or salad.

Skylon offers a free drink

Look out over the view of London and contemplate your achievement with a free drink from Skylon. Skylon are offering a complimentary drink to all medal holders. Simply present your medal at the wonderful venue in the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank.

Bluebird's also offering a free drink

Head down to Bluebird Chelsea, with your enviable marathon medal and you will be offered a free drink on Sunday 22nd April. Cool down in their outdoor terrace with a refreshing drink in hand.

Free Pizza at Bunga Bunga Battersea 

Present your medal and pick up a free pizza, you earned it! This year, Bunga Bunga Battersea are wishing all London Marathon runners a big complimenti (congratulations), and offering every medal holder a free pizza at Bunga Bunga on both Sunday 22nd April and Monday 23rd AprilRunners simply have to parade their medal to receive a whole pizza completely free of charge. Whether you run to a Ruby Loves topped with Nduja spicy soft sausage, calabrese salame, cherry tomatoes & mozzarella or want to medal a Micaela Margherita, Bunga Bunga will welcome you over the finish line with open arms.

Kurobuta reward any Medal Holder with a free sashimi pizza and drink

Kurobuta in both Marble Arch and King's Road, has the perfect remedy for all Marathon runners. Competitors need only drop in and show their medal on Sunday 22nd April to receive their famed tuna sashimi pizza and either a glass of house wine, Asahi beer or JARR Kombucha completely free!

Free drink at Aster
This London Marathon, valiant competitors can come to Aster and show their medal to receive a completely complimentary drink. Celebrate the victory in style as you relax in Aster's elegant space, complete with gorgeous views of the city.

Cantina Laredo Serves up Fresh Guacamole for all Marathon Medal Holders
Holy Guacamole! Get ready to smash that marathon as London's Mexican restaurant, Cantina Laredo will be offering all marathon runners free guacamole on Monday 23rd AprilRunners can re-fuel from a gruelling weekend on one of 'The Great Eight Guacamoles' as in house 'Guacamaestros'transport runners to the heart and soul of modern Mexico, guaranteed to put a spring back in their step. Runners just need to show their shiny new medal to a member of staff to receive a free guacamole when dining at Cantina Laredo on Monday 23rd April 2018.

Mac & Wild Congratulates Marathon Medal Holders with FREE Veni-Moo 
Roll up Roll up Marathon Runners. Scottish champions Mac & Wild will be congratulating all London Marathon runners on Sunday 22nd April at Mac & Wild Great Titchfield Street and Monday 23rd April at both Mac & Wild restaurants with FREE Veni-Moo burgers. Yes you heard it right, Mac & Wild will be offering all Marathon runners their 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. Marathon runners only need to wave their medal with pride to gain their well deserved treat. Just don't forget to bring your bling!

Free Roast at Mr Fogg's Tavern (top image)
Make Mr Fogg's Tavern the final destination to your running route for the London Marathon this year, if the thought of a hearty Sunday roast is anything to push you through that last gruelling mile. All medal holders will be rewarded with a free pint or punch on Sunday 22nd April, when they book and order a classic Sunday roast at Mr Fogg's Tavern in Covent Garden. Fresh out of the Tavern kitchen on St Martin's Lane, runners will simply have to book a Sunday roast and present their medal to retrieve their free drink on the house.

We all need a little pick me up on a Monday. Me this week more than most as I'm getting ready for a busy one!

I've popped down to The Distillery Coffee to grab a free one (pennies make the pounds and all that!) and you can too every day this week.

The Distillery Bankside have launched their new 'The Distillery Coffee' with their friends over at Climpson & Sons. The freeness is all in the name of celebration.

So from now until the 30th April  (Mon, Tue, Wed).  All you need to do is pop by The Distillery Bar,  get your take away cup from their lovely staff, go in and fill it up with a free,  delicious coffee.

Pretty simple, right?  That's how the start of the week should be.

TIME / Every day from 8 - 9:30am / Mon, Tue, Wed
PRICE / Free, Free, Free

Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0UG

The experts behind Honi Poké are set to launch their second site in the City near Fenchurch Street next week – and to celebrate they’ll be offering 50% off poké bowls on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th March, all day long.

Dishing up the best in healthy, protein-fuelled Hawaiian poké, their signature bowls come served with flame-torched octopus, tuna, salmon, chicken teriyaki or tofu, paired with a base of sushi rice, brown rice or veg slaw and flavourful ingredients such as salty mango, sunomono cucumber and nori seaweed.

Open Monday-Friday, customers can grab-and-go or dine in on the first floor mezzanine, whilst sipping on a fresh fruit smoothie or chilled glass of wine, prosecco or Hawaiian beer. They’ll also be open for breakfast, serving up popular South American tapioca bread made with cheese and gluten-free flour, amongst other delicious brekkie dishes.

So what are you waiting for? Look out for the Honi Poké surf boards and pop in for a quick and healthy flavour-packed meal!

On Thursday 8th March Bubblewrap Waffle will celebrate their first birthday with a limited edition Bad Bubblewrap (in partnership with fellow market trader friends Bad Brownie), Buy One Get One Free all day, bespoke balloons gifted to the first 100 customers and a competition launched to win a Bubblewrap every month for a year.

Bubblewrap started as a theoretical University project, began trading at Berwick Street market, moved into a tiny premises on Wardour Street and then exploded across social media and generated global print, radio, TV and online news and by their first birthday it is estimated that 175,000 Bubblewraps will have been sold.

The reinvention of Hong Kong’s classic street snack invented in the 1950s to use up broken eggs unexpectedly captured the imagination of London and beyond. This resulted in Time Out London’s highest ever performing Facebook video (21 million views, 138,000 Shares, 141,000 Likes and 148,000 comments), queues of up to three hours that snaked down Wardour Street from opening day never dropping below an hour wait for the first nine months, and the consequent boom in copycat stores including Rupert Street’s Bufle that has opened and since closed chasing the trend.

Their celebratory Bad Bubblewrap is made with original waffle base and vanilla gelato topped with popcorn, chocolate crunchies, chocolate sauce and a Bad Brownie Egg in a nod towards the heritage of this classic street snack. It is priced at £7.99 and available fromThursday March 8th until Sunday March 12th.

Coming to the Square Mile on 13th November, The Listing by Drake & Morgan in the new Cannon Green development, is a stunning bar and restaurant, bringing a touch of on-trend industrial chic to the city.

Early birds can book to enjoy The Listing’s creative cocktails, wine flights, artisan spirits and craft beers, as well as a tempting menu that ranges from stylish small plates to mouth-watering substantial dishes and receive…

50% OFF FOOD AND DRINK / 13 – 17 NOVEMBER

Valid on reservations only. Please email info@thelistingbar.co.uk or call 0203 948 9820 to book.

Bedecked with the calming colours and textures of washed-out timbers and eau de nil tiles, The Listing will offer an ideal spot for business breakfasts, working lunches, long boozy brunches and evening drinks. On-trend palm prints and trailing plants surround the central leather bar, whilst ‘infusion’ and ‘indulgence’ counters offer an exciting array of bespoke cocktails, beautifully crafted by expert mixologists.

Must-tries include the fiery and sour Calypso with Pamparo rum, Amaro di Angostura, lime, sugar and egg white, and the Earl Martini, a twist on the classic with Earl Grey-infused Ketel One vodka, Martini Bianco and orange peel. Hot toddies such as the Bubbling Buttered Rum, a rich and warming mix of Pampero Aniversario rum, vanilla syrup, ginger, cinnamon and butter, will be on tap to keep guests warm throughout the winter months. New wine flights will also be served with both ‘Easy Drinking’ and ‘Discover’ selections of red and white from across the globe to choose from.

Available from 7.30am, early risers can enjoy fresh coffees and pastries alongside larger dishes such buttermilk chicken and waffles with avocado, sour cream, jalapenos and chilli maple syrup. Start the working day right with aSweet Greens juice, a blend of kiwi, pineapple, cucumber and orange, or a Golden Mango with mango, turmeric, yogurt and almond milk.

The all-day menu features stylish small plates and sharing boards, perfect for light lunches and leisurely afternoon meetings. Healthy salads and more substantial mains are also on offer, such as seabass with braised fennel, spinach and chorizo, a Waygu burger with blue cheese and chutney, and roast cauliflower and pesto fettucine.

Open Monday – FridayThe Listing is also available to exclusively hire for parties and celebrations over the weekend. With its stylish, botanical-inspired interiors and renowned Drake & Morgan touches throughout, the group’s latest venue is sure to be the go-to hotspot in Cannon Green.

 

The Listing

Cannon Green, 27 Bush Lane, London EC4R 0AA

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