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 Eater London, The Guardian, GQ, and Time Out London.

Beer of the Week – Meantime London Lager

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.5% ABV Brewed: Greenwich, London Founded at the turn of the millennium in a small flat in Greenwich by Brew Master Alastair Hook and some like minded friends, Meantime has since become one of the leading breweries in the British Craft Beer revolution....

How To Shuck Oysters With Brett Redman

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Following on from the success of his first restaurant – Elliot’s – in Bethnal Green, Australian Michelin Bib Gourmand winning chef and restaurateur Brett Redman has teamed up with Margaret Crow for his most recent opening - The Richmond - a brand new bar...

Restaurant Review – Craft London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Home to the Prime Meridian, a bustling market that’s been trading since the 14th Century, Christopher Wren’s Architectural masterpieces Royal Observatory and the Royal Naval College, as well as The O2 Arena: Greenwich is a global tourist hotspot, yet there’s still a criminal lack...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Gaucho’s Calypso

Photo: Paul Thomas/The Bar At Gaucho By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food This week’s Cocktail recipe comes from Ian O’Reilly, Bars & Beverage Manager at famed Argentinian Restaurant chain Gaucho. “Inspired to offer happiness not drunkness”, as the menu puts it, the Calypso Cocktail features white Rum shaken with Maraschino,...

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Radames Juni Figueroa Pop-Up Exhibition Space To Open In Fitzrovia

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Central London’s Edel Assanti are set to present the debut UK solo exhibition from Puerto Rican artist Radames Juni Figueroa. Opening on June 12th, the site-specifically designed installation will be open until July 31st and is set to merge art, cocktails, concerts and live...

Most Common Wine Faux Revealed

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  In London, drinking wine from the bottle may be frowned upon, but at times it is downright necessary. Indeed, it is one of 20 wine commonly-committed wine faux pas revealed in a study of 2,000 Brits which found almost a third of Brits (30 per...

Restaurant Review – Tartufi & Friends, London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food As Aristotle wrote, Truffles were “a fruit sacred to Aphrodite”. The luxurious Fungi may have become the Foodie equivalent to Bread and Butter in recent years, but Truffles have a deep Historic lineage and have always been a highly prized ingredient. Many fine restaurant...

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Exploring Carménère: The Lost Forefather

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  A metaphor linking a renowned opera and an outcast grape variety almost undoubtedly falls under the ‘stretched’ bracket, but I won’t shy away from this ambitious literary feat nonetheless. Carmen, an opéra comique based on the life of Don José, tells of a man who...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Oskar Kinberg’s Peas ‘N’ Mint

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Renowned as one of London’s finest mixologists, Oskar Kinberg opened Dabbous with his friend and former colleague Ollive Dabbous at the start of 2012, in which he oversees the restaurant’s stylish bar area – Oskar’s Bar – which features a cocktail menu with uses...

Lanson Champagne To Take Over The Summer

Champagne Lanson White Label Unveil New ‘Wimbledon’ Bottle

Photo credit: Ben Fisher/ Photoshelter By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food We’ve already discussed Champagne Lanson’s plans to take over the Summer’s social calendar, and with The Championships, Wimbledon now well on its way, ahead of the tournament which commences on Monday June 29th, the brand has teamed up with...

Restaurant Review – MEATliquor London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Their delicious Burgers and colossal portion sizes have most probably taken over your Instagram feed over the past three years, so if you still haven't visited MEATliquor, you're most certainly missing out. Situated just behind London's busy Oxford Street, it's no surprise that the London...

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – June

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – June

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With plenty of exciting restaurant openings constantly taking place across the Capital, here’s our pick of the best new restaurants and bars arriving in London over the coming month.   The Ivy – Covent Garden Iconic celebrity favourite – The Ivy is set to reopen this month, following...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Shaken Udder Top Banana Pina Colada

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Shaken Udder Top Banana Pina Colada

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Specialising in celebrating British milk and offering 100% natural low fat and low sugar milkshakes, Shaken Udder have a new range of drinks that are available to buy from some of the UK’s leading supermarkets. And tying in with the new drinks, the brand...

Bar Review – Polo Bar at The Westbury Hotel

Bar Review – Polo Bar at The Westbury Hotel

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food We’ve already discussed the soaring popularity of cocktails being celebrated within some of the Capital’s finest restaurants, providing a refreshing change from the more classic dinner accompaniment of Wine. However, although the restaurant scene is jumping on board, it’s London’s exclusive Bars that are...

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Rabbit to offer Foraged-Food-To-Go

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent This summer a Chelsea restaurant will bring a taste of the countryside to the city by offering foraged food to go. Brothers Rich and Oliver Gladwin, behind the acclaimed wild food restaurants Rabbit on King’s Road and The Shed in Notting Hill, will take to...

Restaurant Review – Brasserie Chavot

Restaurant Review – Brasserie Chavot

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food “Would you like me to pair some Wine with your chosen courses, monsieur?” our zealously competent sommelier asks of us upon ordering our meals. And although having already partaken in a few pre-dinner drinks at next door’s rather luxurious Polo Bar that’s situated within...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Lucky Pig’s ‘Tomatini’

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Lucky Pig’s ‘Tomatini’

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food French-born Sebastien Guesdon has made quite a name for himself over the past two decades. Having worked for acclaimed bars such as The Ritz hotel’s Rivoli Bar, Galvin at Windows, and the bar at roast, the qualified mixologist now serves as the general manager...

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Restaurant Review – Galvin at Windows

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With over 30 awards to its name, as well as having retained its prestigious Michelin Star every year since 2009, our expectations of Galvin at Windows were already sky high, before even arriving at Park Lane’s Hilton Hotel. Opening back in 2006 (9 years...

Restaurant Review – Bombay Brasserie

Restaurant Review – Bombay Brasserie

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Since opening way back in 1982, Bombay Brasserie’s mission has always been to present London with the authentic food of Bombay in all its ethnic variety. And having dined at the recently refurbished restaurant last week, it’s safe to say that the restaurant manages...

Restaurant Review – Rocket, Holborn

Restaurant Review – Rocket, Holborn

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Nestled along Kingsway a few moments from High Holborn tube lies this well-kept secret. Rocket is a chain of high end and trendy restaurants with sites across the City, Docklands, the Holborn site of course and even one venue in Nottingham. The restaurant is down...

How To Make The Ultimate Summer Cocktail

How To Make The Ultimate Summer Cocktail

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Cocktails seem to be going through quite a renaissance in London at the moment, and with the summer well on its way (apparently), you can expect some refreshing mixes to take even more of the limelight. Across the city there’s plenty of exciting new...

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National Vegetarian Week, but Meat is a Must for British Men

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  National Vegetarian Week kicks off today, but the majority of men admit they would rather give up booze, cancel their Sky Sports subscription and even give up sex rather than become a vegetarian, a study from Peperami has found. Researchers found 62 per cent of...

Restaurant Review – The Dispensary

Restaurant Review – The Dispensary

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Just around the corner from Whitechapel Road, the East Dispensary Hospital was erected in 1782, founded by a selection of doctors with help from the Duke of Wellington. Originally set up as an attempt to provide medical treatment to the poor citizens of the...

Restaurant Owner Creates Britain’s Tallest Burger

Restaurant Owner Creates Britain’s Tallest Burger

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent A restaurant owner has created Britain's tallest burger which towers higher than his own daughter. The whopping two-and-a-half-foot '999 burger' trumps the previous UK record by several inches and contains enough calories to feed one person everyday for two weeks. Created by Chef Craig Harker of The George in Stockton, Teeside,...

Restaurant Review – Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar

Restaurant Review – Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Twenty-five years ago, Marco Pierre White began to make a name for himself as one of the UK’s most exciting chefs with the release of his classic White Heat cookbook, and now after reigning as on of Britain's most celebrated Celebrity Chefs for quarter of...

Blur To Launch Their Own Ice Cream – ‘The Magic Whip’

Blur To Launch Their Own Ice Cream – ‘The Magic Whip’

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food As part of a slightly bizarre marketing campaign to promote their brand new album – The Magic Whip – Blur have announced that they’ll be creating their own Ice Cream. Teaming up with The Lickators, a company that’s already worked on Music-related flavours that...

New Company Farmdrop To Deliver Local Produce From Farm To Doorstep

New Company Farmdrop To Deliver Local Produce From Farm To Doorstep

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Back in the 1600s, Markets such as London’s provided the beating heart of the City’s fresh local produce. Nowadays, thanks to large Supermarkets and multiples now account for 98 per cent of the Nation’s food shopping, leaving farm shops with less than one per...

Restaurant Review – Sketch: The Lecture Room & Library

Restaurant Review – Sketch: The Lecture Room & Library

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Imagine breaking into the realms of your wildest dreams whilst retaining full self control. Multiply that by ten and you’d most probably have something in mind that’s similar to The Lecture Room & Library at Mayfair’s Sketch. In fact the art heavy interior is so...

Lanson Champagne To Take Over The Summer

Lanson Champagne To Take Over The Summer

Photo credit: Ben Fisher/ Photoshelter By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Striving to completely take over the summer’s social calendar this year, luxury Champagne brand Lanson will be beginning their “Perfect Start Campaign”. Most recently the brand has teamed up with Chestertons Polo In The Park as the event’s exclusive...

Restaurant Review – Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

Restaurant Review – Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Best known for his simplistic style of cooking, attempting to make the kitchen an approachable environment for even the least competent of cooks, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has recently introduced a new Sunday menu to the mother ship of his restaurant empire – Fifteen....

Homeslice To Open Second Central London Restaurant

Homeslice To Open Second Central London Restaurant

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With the continuing success of acclaimed Pizzeria Homeslice, it’s been announced that the restaurant is set to take over a brand new premises in Fitzrovia. Beginning as a street food vendor attached to an East London brewery, Homeslice opened their first permanent restaurant in...

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – May

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – May

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With plenty of exciting restaurant openings constantly taking place across the Capital, here's our pick of the best new restaurants and bars arriving in London over the coming month. The Melt Room – Soho The latest single menu restaurant to open in Central London is Soho’s The Melt...

Restaurant Review – Grillstock Walthamstow

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Branded simply online as “E17”, thankfully there’s absolutely no connection to Brian Harvey’s band, of the same name, present at the latest outpost of Grillstock. Just a short walk from Walthamstow Central station, the chain’s latest Smokehouse follows the success of the music festival...

Restaurant Review – Marcus at The Berkeley

Restaurant Review – Marcus at The Berkeley

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food “Well at least Michel Roux came to greet us,” one ageing gentleman bellows from a few tables away, adapting the audacity of a dated Town Crier. Unfortunately Marcus Wareing isn’t present at his mother ship restaurant at The Berkeley Hotel but he can be...

Restaurant Review – M Raw

Restaurant Review – M Raw

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor @TLE_Food Having first opened its doors in November, M is the relatively new, debut solo venture from Gaucho’s Managing Director Martin Williams. Located just a stones throw from The Royal Exchange, on Threadneedle Street, the restaurant’s downstairs is split into two contrasting dining concepts, while the...

Restaurant Review – Zaika

Restaurant Review – Zaika

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Upon entering a relatively late restaurant service, escaping from the abhorrent coolness of a springtime evening, the overwhelming aroma of rich spices is always a welcome greeting for any food enthusiast. Situated within a large former Bank building, Zaika has recently reopened its doors...

Food and Drink Guide To St. George’s Day in London

Food and Drink Guide To St. George’s Day in London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food As Londoners, year after year we find ourselves lacking the enthusiasm and pride that a day regarding our patron saint should be filled with, constantly becoming put to shame by the wide scale city celebrations that surround St. Patrick’s Day in March. And with...

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Restaurant Review – Hixter Bankside

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor   Upon approaching acclaimed chef Mark Hix’s first outpost situated south of the river, you’d be forgiven for instantly relating the neon signage and general exterior demeanour to one of those seedy clubs in Soho. However, after being escorted through a corridor that contains just...

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