free food for london marathon runners

It’s almost London Marathon time again…yes thousands of you will take to the streets on Sunday 28th April for a beastly 26.2 mile run from Blackheath to the Mall. Whether you’re doing it for charity or for the glory, there’ll be plenty of rewards waiting for you at the finish line like free burgers, pizzas and pies. There’s no amount of free food or drink that would persuade us to run it but you defo deserve to stuff you face afterwards, so show off your medal and claim your goodies.

Free pizza from Franco Manca

Swing by any branch of Franco Manca on Sunday or Monday…so you could pop into your local as an extra treat on Monday night if you can only make it to the sofa after the race…and claim a free pizza of your choice.

Sun 28th & Mon 29th April 2019
Various locations

Free burger at Maxwell’s

You’ve trained hard and run far so what better way to celebrate (and retox) than with a dirty burger. Maxwell’s is dishing them out to all finishers for free, including their Old Timers and vegan bacon & cheese burgers.

Sun 28th April 2019
34 King St, London WC2E 8JD

Free meal at Busaba

The Leicester Square branch of Busaba is the closest one to the finish line but you can get a free meal at any of their London branches post-race. And they’re letting you choose from any of their pad thais, wok noodles, curries, chargrills, soups, rice bowls, salads or stir fries.

Sun 28th April 2019
Various locations

Free burger at Old Compton Brasserie

Old Compton Brasserie is also getting on the free burger action, offering the meaty OCB Burger (with beef patty, streaky bacon and Godminster organic cheddar) and the plant-based PB Burger (with Moving Mountains patty, shiitake bacon, vegan cheese and avo mayo) for race finishers.

Sun 28th April 2019
34 – 36 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TT

Free mac & cheese at Berners Tavern

What better to refuel than with a hot skillet of cheesy, carby goodness? Berners Tavern is doling out free mac & cheeses and they’re throwing in a free beer on the house too.

Sun 28th April 2019
10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP

Free butter chicken curry at Baluchi

Flash your medal at Baluchi, the Indian restaurant inside The LaLiT London at Tower Bridge and you’ll be presented with a butter chicken or aubergine and tamarind curry WITH pilau rice, on the house.

Sun 28th April 2019
181 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JR

Free pie & mash at The Carpenters Arms

If there’s anything that could convince us to run 26 miles, a free Pieminster pie complete with mash, peas AND gravy might just be it. That’s exactly what you can get at The Carpenters Arms, and they’re giving you time to recover before you head in and get it.

Tues 30th April & Weds 1st Mat 2019
12 Seymour Pl, London W1H 7NE

Free pizza at Greenwood

No doubt you’ll need a little help recovering after the marathon and Greenwood sports bar and restaurant has just the thing…the 2042g pizza, which has 20g of carbs and 42g of protein thanks to cured ham, mozzarella and cauliflower on a pea protein enriched base. Now that’s our kinda muscle recovery.

Sun 28th April 2019
170 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5L

Free burger at The Market Porter

Swing by The Market Porter with your shiny race medal on show on the Sunday or the Monday and you’ll be presented with a free burger, which is quite frankly, the least you deserve after running all that way.

Sun 28th & Mon 29th April 2019
 9 Stoney St, London SE1 9AA

Free chaat at Cinnamon Bazaar

Swing by Cinnamon Bazaar post-race and choose from nine kinds of chaat, including the papdi chaat with crisp wheat, tamarind and chickpea vermicelli and the watermelon chaat with pressed watermelon, date chutney and masala cashew nuts, to have on the house.

Sun 28th April 2019
28 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7JS

Free dim sum at Royal China

If you want to yourself to a spot of dim sum after the big race, Royal China will give you a free dish just for showing off your medal. You can choose from the likes of cheung fun with peanut sauce, steamed prawn and chive dumplings and honey roast pork puffs. And you can get it at the Baker Street, Fulham, Canary Wharf and Harrow-on-the-Hill restaurants.

Sun 28th April 2019
Various locations

Free pizza from Bunga Bunga Battersea

Bunga Bunga has got your back on this one. You can swing by the Battersea restaurant for a free pizza straight after the race…it’ll be the best tasting Ruby Loves you’ll ever have.

Sun 28th April 2019
37 Battersea Bridge Rd, London, SW11 3BA

Free breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen

You’ll certainly deserve a big ‘ol breakfast on the Monday morning and that’s exactly what you can get at Tom’s Kitchen. You can go for either the Full English or the Vegetarian Breakfast Board with avo, quinoa & cucumber salad, courgette & dukkah salad, cashew mayo, pickled radish and a toasted muffin.

Mon 29th April 2019, 9am – 11am
27 Cale St, London SW3 3QP