Where to get free food and drink if you are running the London Marathon

The London cafes and restaurants offering free meals this weekend to marathon runners

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Crossing the London Marathon finishing line brings with it an enormous sense of achievement but it's also likely to leave you with an empty stomach, desperately craving resupply. Thankfully the marathon medal isn't the only reward on offer as a string of London restaurants, cafes and bars are offering free food and drink to finishers.

Whether you’re craving a burger, pint, or some post-race protein, there’s enough on offer to make everyone feel like a winner.

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1. London Brasseries

What? London Brasseries are inviting all marathon runners to enjoy a free meal at any of their five central London restaurants. Simply flash your medal and your efforts will be rewarded with a delicious burger (or steak frites at Palm Court) on the house.

Where? You can choose from any of the five brasseries across the city: Old Compton, Maxwell’s Bar & Grill, Palm Court, Boulevard Brasserie, or PJ’s Chelsea Brasserie.

How far? The nearest branches - Old Compton, Maxwell’s Bar & Grill, and Palm Court – are all a leisurely 18-minute stroll from the finish line.

2. Leon
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Leon

What? For carb-loading and re-loading this weekend, Leon is offering free lunch boxes on Saturday and Sunday. You can choose from ­­­­­Black cardamon chicken korma, vegan Moroccan me*tballs, Brazilian black beans, or a satay chicken box. The freebie is available from 11am till close while stocks last. The promo is available via the LEON Club app using the code LEONMARATHON to claim the offer.

Where? With over 60 branches in London, take your pick from the full list of Leon restaurants here.

How far? The nearest restaurant to the finish is Leon on the Strand, a 14-minute walk from the finish line.

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3. MEATliquor

What? MEATliquor will be offering all medal bearers their choice of any meat, vegetarian, or vegan burger from their menu. Simply flash your medal when ordering to redeem your meal.

Where? The offer is available at any of their nine London locations on Sunday 2 October

How far? Ease out your legs with a gentle one mile walk to their nearest branch by Oxford Circus, or take the tube to your pick of their remaining restaurants.

4. Three Cheers Pubs
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Three Cheers

What? If you’re pining for a post-race pint, you’re in luck. All nine Three Cheers pubs in London are offering medal bearers one free drink between 12pm and 11pm on Sunday. You can choose from a pint of beer, 175ml red or white wine, a house spirit and mixer, one 125ml glass of prosecco or a soft drink. Just show your medal at the bar.

Where? There are nine venues to choose from including The Tommyfield in Kennington, The Stonhouse (Clapham Common), The Latchmere (Battersea Park), The Bolingbroke (Clapham Junction/Clapham South), The Avalon (Clapham South), The Abbeville (Clapham South), The Rosendale (West Dulwich), The Princess Victoria (Shepard's Bush) and The Bedford (Balham).

How far? The nearest to the finish is The Tommyfield in Kennington which is a five minute tube journey from Charing Cross, then a five minute walk.

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5. Bills

What? Burger lovers rejoice, for Bill’s are offering all medal bearers a complementary burger and beer to runners who choose to dine at any of their London branches this Sunday. All you need to do is choose from their classic, chicken, Bourbon BBQ, or vegan burgers and flash your 2022 medal when ordering.

Where? This offer is available at all of their 11 London restaurants.

How far? The in Soho, Covent Garden and London Victoria are less than a mile’s walk from the finish line.

6. Protein Rebel
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Protein Rebel

What? This eco-friendly sports nutrition brand is offering runners 20% off anything from their website www.proteinrebel.com until Saturday 15 October. You can choose from a wide array of protein and recovery supplements, including their new collagen powder, to improve your post-race recovery. Did someone say chocolate milk?

Where? This offer is only available online - simply apply the code RUN20 at the checkout

How far? Just a couple of clicks away on your smartphone!

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The Real Greek
7. The Real Greek

What? The Real Greek will be offering a free Greek Plate for all London Marathon runners upon presenting their medal from Sunday 2 October until Thursday 6 October 2022. You can choose between a chicken skewer, halloumi and vegetable skewer, pork skewer, loukaniko skewer, falafel or lamb meatballs and all come served with saffron rice, Greek salad, tzatziki and warm Greek flatbread. This offer is for dine-in only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion.

Where? This offer can be used for a lunch or evening meal at any of their UK restaurants, not just London. A full list of The Real Greek restaurants can be viewed here.

How far? Their restaurant in Covent Garden is only a 12-minute walk (or Sirtaki) from the finish line.

8. Franco Manca
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Franco Manca

What? Flash your 2022 medal when dining in at any Franco Manca pizzeria on Sunday 2 or Monday 3 October to claim a free pizza from the menu or specials board. Buon appetito!

Where? This offer is available nationwide and you can view the full list of Franco Manca restaurants here.

How far? The Covent Garden restaurant is a 15-minute walk from the finish line and Aldwich is an 18-minute walk. However, you can't pre-book at Franco Manca and they're often very busy, so it's usually a safer bet to venture further afar.

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