Philippine Airlines launches London’s first ever Filipino Food Festival

Philippine Airlines launches London’s first ever Filipino Food Festival



  • First of its kind food festival will run throughout June across the capital
  • Over 20 Filipino restaurants, supperclubs, pop-ups, food stalls and chefs participating
  • Features bespoke prix-fixe menus, one-off dishes and craft cocktails
  • Philippine Airlines offering special discounts and the chance to win return flights

Philippine Airlines today launched the Filipino Food Festival in London, a culinary celebration running throughout June with over 20 restaurants, supperclubs, pop-ups, food stalls and chefs taking part across the capital.

A rich tapestry of Indian, Malay, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Pacific Islander and American influences, Filipino cuisine has been heralded as “the original fusion cuisine” by VOGUE and the next big food trend by top chef Anthony Bourdain.

Offers include an exclusive tasting menu with free-flowing prosecco cocktails at Romulo Café, High St. Kensington, an island-inspired tasting experience at MBER in The City and bespoke cocktails at select venues from official drinks partner Don Papa – a premium aged, small batch rum from the Philippines. For the chance to win return flights to The Philippines, diners simply need to upload a snap of their meals via Instagram using the hashtag #FilipinoFoodFestival.

Philippine Airlines are offering special fares to coincide with the festival, with return flights to Manila starting from £523 with all taxes included. As the nation’s first and only four-star airline as rated by Skytrax, the carrier aims to reach five-star status by 2020. This programme includes an array of improvements and innovations to all onboard food and beverages.

Philippine Ambassador Antonio M. Lagdameo said “One of the most exciting aspects of cultural diplomacy is culinary diplomacy. By offering the distinctive flavours and colours of the Filipino cuisine, we hope to entice participants to this festival to discover more of the Philippines, preferably by spending a holiday on one of our islands.”

Philippine Airlines Country Manager David Cochrane said “Much like the rich cultural diversity of Filipino food, PAL brings together East and West with our daily non-stop flights between London and Manila. As official airline of The Filipino Food Festival, we are proud to present the flavours of the Philippines both in the air and on the ground.”

London’s First Filipino Food Festival runs from 5th-30th June. For full details on participating venues and offers visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Carl Ellis, Philippine Airlines +44 (0) 207 734 9355