Christmas carols, a pop up dessert bar, a fire pit and the actual throne from Game of Thrones. This year's Taste of London's Festive Edition is undoubtedly the best yet – filling the atmospheric space at Tobacco Dock with some of the best chefs and restaurants in the city – as well as enough food and drink stalls to keep you going to Christmas and beyond.
If you're quick, you can sign up for a Chinese cooking class led by the redoubtable Jeremy Pang – or watch experts at AEG and Asda lead you through some festive cooking ideas. We couldn't resist a session at the main Taste stage where Roux Parliament Square chef Steve Groves was whipping up a caramelised banana soufflé with peanut butter ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was every bit as good as it sounds.
There are so many restaurants to choose from it was hard to know where to start. We began at Pont Street where Sophie Michell's justly famous burger was drawing crowds – "we bake all the buns fresh every morning", she told us: a sign of the real care that goes into each dish. Don't miss her rhubarb, gingerbread and custard trifle, either - another triumph.
Across the hall, Marcus Wareing was cheerily posing for selfies and signing copies of his books: Tredwell's short rib slider had already sold out, but we managed to secure a tub of the addictive salted caramel soft serve – not to be missed.