Jon Hatchman

Jon Hatchman

Jonathan is Food Editor for The London Economic.

Jonathan has run and contributed towards a number of blogs and has written features for publications such as The Guardian, GQ and Time Out London.

Bao Borough

Restaurant Review: BAO Borough

Specialising in gua bao – a popular street food dish in Taiwan - BAO’s first venture south of the river serves often outstanding food that makes dinner well worth queuing for.

Zuma Restaurant - London Copyright - Richard Southall

Bar of the Week: Zuma London

A symbol of the transient nature of life, the cherry blossom (sakura) season dates back to the eight century. Hanami (literally, “looking at flowers”) parties and picnics take place each year as the cherry blossom front sweeps the length of the country, typically beginning as early as February in Okinawa,...

Small Beer Co. Session Pale

Beer of the Week: Small Beer Brew Co. Session Pale

According to the Oxford English dictionary, ‘Small Beer’ is “a thing that is considered unimportant.” While many low alcoholic beers have an undesirable reputation – even though they now make up over quarter of UK beer sales, due to increased demand – The Small Beer Co. are striving to change public perception. Close...

Salcombe Brewery Pale Ale

Beer of the Week: Salcombe Brewery Pale Ale

Founded in 2016 by John and Gerry Tiner, inspired by 35 years of nearby family holidays, Salcombe Brewery Co. is an eco-friendly, locally supportive brewery operating in South Devon. With investment secured both nationally and internationally by shareholders with a similar taste for high quality beer, the state of the...

Bob Bob Cite | Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

Restaurant Review: Bob Bob Cité

“The entire menu is made up of things I’d like to eat at home,” explains Leonid Shutov, discussing the luxury comfort food served at his new restaurant, Bob Bob Cité, during a recent dinner service. Opened 18 months later than planned, the restaurant follows the success of cult favourite Bob...

The Drop

Restaurant Review: The Drop, Coal Drops Yard

A wine bar with a food menu of note, The Drop joins the Hart Brothers’ portfolio of restaurants at Coal Drops Yard. Near King’s Cross station and Granary Square, the Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping and restaurant district opened last autumn. Originally established in 1850, to handle to eight million tonnes of...

Trattoria Gloria | Photo: Jérôme Galland

Restaurant Review: Gloria

East London’s restaurant of the moment, Gloria is a contender for the city’s most unapologetically over the top new opening. The first overseas venture from the Big Mamma group, with seven restaurants in France, Gloria occupies the former Red’s True Barbecue site on Great Eastern Street. Having already received rapturous...

Siren Crispy Oysters, Cabbage, Oyster Salad Cream

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – June 2019

With plenty of exciting launches constantly taking place across the Capital, we pick London’s best new restaurant openings taking place over the coming month. Siren at The Goring – Belgravia The first new restaurant to open at The Goring in over 109 years, Siren will join the Royal Warrant-appointed hotel’s...

Ciroc Watermelon

Spirit of the Week: CÎROC Summer Watermelon

Flavoured vodka has seen exponential growth in popularity over the past few years. Purists will disprove, but the rise is popularity is perhaps unsurprising given the spirit’s typically neutral character. Launched in 2003, CÎROC has become renowned as a kingpin of the flavoured vodka market, with a profile of numerous...

Murger Hanhan claypots

Restaurant Review: Murger Hanhan

“The world’s oldest sandwich” is not the most appealing of tag-lines. Visions of that episode of The Simpsons, in which Homer falls ill after eating a ten-foot hoagie from the nuclear power plant’s company picnic are instantly conjured: the bread having turned purple and cloaked with fungus after a few...


Restaurant Review: Yopo at The Mandrake Hotel

It wasn’t always like this. Hotel restaurants were once, until quite recently, generally considered a last resort, aimed at guests too tired or unadventurous to explore the local area. During the late 1800s, Auguste Escoffier revolutionised hotel dining when hired by César Ritz, with the pair eventually collaborating on the...

Artesian Bar

Bar of the Week: Artesian Bar at The Langham

A destination bar within The Langham – Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ – Artesian Bar has launched a new minimalist cocktail menu. Focussing on the mantra ‘less is more’, the list’s 22 new cocktails aim to champion just two flavour combinations. Over the space of eight months, the venue’s award-winning team...

Lucknow 49 food

Restaurant Review: Lucknow 49

Synonymous with the city of Lucknow in North Indian State Uttar Pradesh, Awadhi cuisine arose during the 18th Century rule of the Mughal Empire. Originally inhabitants of Persia, the Nawabs (emperors) of Awadh were used to a certain type of diet - largely composed of grains, dry fruits and vegetables...

HYKE gin

Spirit of the Week: HYKE Gin

Approximately 713 tonnes (1.4 million punnets) of fresh table grapes per year are not suitable for fresh consumption and are thus surplus to requirements of the supply chain. Aiming to combat food waste, however, Foxhole Spirits -  specialising in the production of premium spirits from otherwise unused resources – has...

Brick Brewery - Citrus Sour

Beer of the Week: Brick Brewery Citrus Sour

Established in 2013, Brick Brewery operates from a railway arch in Peckham Rye. As well as brewing beers in a range of different styles, with recipes inspired by the brewing team’s travels, each built from scratch, the team also built their own Tapyard with indoor and outdoor seating, plus 20...

Galvin Hop Charcuterie

Re-invented Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar launches new menu

Sister to adjoining Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle, Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar has been re-invented for 2019, recently equipped with a meat and cheese counter and a new menu. Modelled on the fashionable bistrot and bars of Paris and New York, the Spitalfields restaurant continues to serve brothers Chris and...

by CHLOE spring miso soup

How To Make: vegan brand by CHLOE.’s spring miso soup

Launched in 2015, by CHLOE. aims to offer “delicious, wholesome, vegan foods that fuel and energise without compromising flavour, taste or satisfaction”. Just three years after opening their first fast-casual space in New York City, the brand launched its first international venture in London, taking over a site near Covent...

Santo Remedio | Photo: Nick Hopper

Restaurant Review: Santo Remedio

Initially launched as a supper club, Santo Remedio’s first bricks and mortar site opened in Shoreditch at the beginning of 2016. Although a hit with critics and locals, the restaurant quickly closed its doors just seven months later due to issues with the building. Thanks, in part, to a successful...

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