What's that I hear you say? Free food and booze? Well, yes, if you've managed to complete the 26.2 gruelling miles of the London Marathon this year and you also have your shiny medal as proof then you're in luck. London's bars and restaurants are showing their support for all those who complete the marathon by offering a variety of fantastic freebies and discounts. Fluid London has put together this handy guide to Free Food & Booze for Marathon Runners in London's Restaurants & Bars so that you can take advantage of what's on offer and enjoy some well-deserved freebies.
Mac & Wild
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: Scottish
Fancy checking out one of London's best burgers (winner of Best London Burger 2017)? Then head to Scottish restaurant Mac n Wild on Monday 23rd April with your shiny London Marathon medal and you'll be able to tuck into their delicious Veni-Moo burger completely free of charge. Think beef patty, venison patty, cheese, gherkins, béarnaise and caramelised onions in a soft brioche bun ? have we got you dribbling? With outlets in the City and on Great Titchfield Street in Fitzrovia there's plenty for everyone.
Chiswick & Brentford / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
Kings of the sourdough pizza, Franco Manca will be serving a free pizza to every London Marathon 2018 finishers medal on both Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd April at all London outlets. Now that's worth running a full 26.2 miles for isn't it? Download
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
Head over to the legendary Covent Garden restaurant that is Maxwell's with your finishers medal 2018 and grab yourself a mouth-watering free burger or veggie burger for your efforts. They're even treating the London Marathon Volunteers with a 25% discount on the day. Expect a menu of classic American dishes to tuck into and a cocktail list as long as your arm. Download
Skylon Restaurant & Bar
South Bank & Bankside / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: European
The idea of putting your feet up and enjoying a well-deserved drink within the confines of the beautiful Skylon Restaurant & Bar overlooking the Thames after the race may just help you over the finishing line, but if said drink is completely free of charge, you may just find yourself running in record time to get there. Available to all medal holders on Sunday 22nd April. Download
Vauxhall & Oval / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Gastro
If you've managed to finish the race and have your medal in hand, then an afternoon at the pub might be just the ticket. Head to The Tommyfield or any other London pub by the Three Cheers group and enjoy a free pint, glass of wine, Prosecco or spirit and mixer. Available on Sunday 22nd April between 12pm-11pm. Download
Battersea / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
If you're heading to home to Battersea or the surrounding area after the London Marathon 2018 and you have your finishers medal with you, pop into the brilliant Bunga Bunga pizza restaurant and tuck into a complimentary stone baked pizza. Make an afternoon of it and hang out on their Italian Riviera themed Martini Prosecco bar on the roof. Download
Kurobuta - Chelsea
Chelsea / Restaurant / Cuisine: Japanese
Anyone heading to Chelsea after running the London Marathon 2018? If you weren't you might be thinking about it now. Japanese eatery Kurobuta along the King's Road are dishing up free tuna sashimi pizzas and a glass of house wine, Asashi beer or JARR Kombucha completely free of charge to medal holders. Now that's an offer you can't refuse! Download
The Blues Kitchen
Camden / Bar / Cuisine: American
Celebrate your achievements in style at one of three The Blues Kitchen restaurants in London and make the most of race day. Present your London Marathon 2018 medal and enjoy a cheeseburger, spicy chicken sandwich or Creole bean burger on the house. That's enough to get you over the finish line isn't it? Download
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: Mexican
Top Mexican restaurant Catina Laredo are ensuring that your first Monday after running the London Marathon 2018 isn't an anti-climax with free guacamole for all medal holders. This is no normal guacamole however, there are eight different options to sample at this fabulous dining destination. Download
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: Thai
Thai Square are renowned for serving top quality Thai cuisine and with outlets throughout London, they are easy to come across. Show your London Marathon 2018 medal at any Thai Square restaurant in London and you'll be able to tuck into a delicious king prawn pad Thai completely free of charge. Get your race recovery plan on the go at Thai Square. Download
Balham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
Fancy a juicy, mouth-watering loaded burger after running the race of your life at the London Marathon 2018? Then pop into The Exhibit in Balham on Sunday and tuck into one of their fabulous burgers on the house. You'll love this place so much, we're certain you'll stay for the rest of the day! Download
Smith & Wollensky
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, just a short stroll from the finishing line, Smith & Wollensky are renowned for serving the finest cuts of steak, premium seafood and award winning wines. Take your entire party to dine here after the race (runners and supporters) and receive an amazing 25% off your bill. Remember at least one person must have a London Marathon 2018 medal and the offer is available for groups of no more than 6 people. Download
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