The London Restaurant Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, partnering up with American Express for a culinary revelry that sees some of the most taste bud-tantalising and appetite-satisfying (not to mention most exclusive) establishments in the capital take part. If, however, the list of choices becomes overwhelming – what with 60 programmes to choose from this October (such as “Restaurant-Hopping Tours, Gourmet Odysseys, Chef-Hosted events, Eat Art and Ultimate Gastronomic Weekends) and over 250 specific festival menus to select from (yes, 250!) – then, fear not: One City is here to help. With the majority of events having sold out quickly, these are our top City-based picks from those with tickets still available.

1. Eat Film – Departures (16th October @ 7.15pm)

Celebrating a few of the best Japanese films of all time (including “Spirited Away, Ring, Departures and Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), the event has turned out to be so popular that it has mainly sold out (with a limit of 35 people per showing). That is, except for remaining tickets for Departures. The screening is preluded by “a delicious Bento Box from Miyako (voted top Japanese restaurant in 2017 in London by Forbes Magazine) and Asahi beer”. Furthermore, your cinematic theatre for the evening is the Masonic Temple within the 5-star Andaz London Hyatt Hotel. Ideal for couples, singletons, and anyone with a keen eye for film and a keener palate for good food. Cost £37.

2. Gourmet Odyssey – Discover East End (27th October)

London’s own version of an urban gastronomic road trip, with none of the Kerouac/Beats style struggle. Three different courses at three different restaurants, and a champagne reception and wine to accompany each course, travel is to be facilitated between venues by grace of “an iconic heritage Routemaster bus”.

One of the last remaining experiences, Discover East End will include a champagne reception at Rakes, a French morsel of a starter at Club Gascon, a main course at Moorgate’s Angler, and dessert at Tower 42’s very own City Social. Cost £93.

3. Ultimate Gastronomic Weekend – A “Michelin-starred'”Weekend (27th-28th October)

Staying in the luxury five-star Andaz London Hyatt hotel on Liverpool Street, this “Michelin-starred weekend” includes its own version of the “Gourmet Odyssey” (see above) on the Saturday. Think, a trio of highly acclaimed restaurants over a luxuriously languid luncheon (the Angler, Club Gascon and City Social); think also, wondrous London skyline views.

The evening permits a private book-signing with two Michelin-starred chef, Simon Rogan (in promotion of his new volume, “Rogan”) as well, before a return to the Andaz. Originally “opened as the Great Eastern Hotel in 1884 and one of London’s original railway hotels”, its stunning Victorian redbrick structure is sure to induce a sound sleep.

Sunday, on the other hand, begins (as every good Sunday should) with a slow and hearty breakfast, after which you’ll venture out of the City to Harrods’ food halls for some gastronomic exploration. Said exercise should see your appetite return just in time for lunch at the marvellously decadent two Michelin-starred Bibendum, with a chance to meet the famous chef Claude Bosi to boot. Cost £375 (pricey, but oh so worth it!).