Food and Drink

Restaurant Review – Tom’s Kitchen St. Katherine Docks

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Situated just moments away from both Tower Bridge and the City, the St. Katherine Docks branch of Tom’s Kitchen, and its new al-fresco area, seems perfect for London dining when the temperature is exceeding 30 degrees. Looking over a marina filled with luxurious, gleaming white Yachts as the sun blazes down onto the water, almost blinding everybody in site, we find ourselves seated on the cusp of the restaurant and its terrace. During our...

Food & Drink Guide To Independence Day In London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With plenty of American Independence Day celebrations taking place this weekend, London may be thousands of miles away from our transatlantic neighbours, but plenty of bars and restaurants are jumping on board to celebrate the American Holiday. Some American, and some not so American, here's our guide to the best food and drink events that the Capital has to offer for Independence Day. Marylebone’s The Lockhart will be serving some truly authentic Southern American dished...

Restaurant Review – Hix City

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Whether it’s a speedy corporate Lunch, fine-dining accompanied by sweeping views across the Capital, or even a quick Coffee and Sandwich that you’re after, you’ll be able to find it all within London’s Square Mile. Naturally, with plenty of high-profile business workers populating the area, there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to meal times. And if good, un-pretentious food at a fair price is what you’re in search of, you need look no further...

Bruno DiFabio Discusses His New London Pizza Place NY Fold

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Six-time World Pizza Champion, Bruno DiFabio is already well known and loved at home in the US, with 10 artisan Pizzerias to his name across the pond. And now, Bruno is finally set to open his first London restaurant – NY Fold – at the weekend (July 3rd). So with the grand opening just around the corner, we caught up with the Chef for a chat about Pizza, his new restaurant, and new joint...

Beer of the Week – Brixton Electric I.P.A.

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 6.5% ABV Brewed: Brixton, London Founded in 2013 by two local couples, inspired by the energy of Brixton, with its history, noise and vibrant mix of cultures and people, Brixton Brewery make beer in the heart of the colourful neighbourhood. Draw on traditional techniques, flavours and ingredients, with a dash of bold New World flair for distinctiveness, the Brewery is a small family run operation that brews its Beer in small batches, inspired...

London’s Best Restaurant Openings – July

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 arriving in London over the coming month. Balls & Company – Soho The brainchild of Australian-born chef Bonny Porter, Balls & Company will be the first Soho restaurant to offer a gourmet menu that’s focused on Meatballs. For most Londoners, Meatballs evoke the idea of either Italian Buffets (most underwhelming) or Ikea, yet Balls & Company aims to...

Restaurant Review – The Domino Effect at Hotel Café Royal

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Available for a limited time only, Aurelio Morales is currently in the driver seat of Hotel Café Royal’s Domino Room and ‘The Domino Effect’ residency series, following the success of two-Michelin starred Spanish chef Paco Roncero’s stint in the restaurant’s kitchen alongside Executive Chef Andrew Turner. Having previously worked alongside the likes of Ferran Adrià at El Bulli, and Paco Perez at Miramar, 32 year-old Aurelio Morales has become considerably well renowned as the...

Mark Moriarty Wins S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Competition

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Following his success in the UK & Ireland round of S. Pellegrino’s Young Chef 2015 competition, Mark Moriarty has been crowned the overall winner of the Worldwide event, featuring 20 of the World’s finest young chefs. Coming out on top with his signature dish of which was the only vegetarian dish to make it through to the grand final in Milan at the weekend: Celeriac baked in Barley and fermented Hay, cured and smoked...

Restaurant Review – ROKA Aldwych

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Tying in with the tenth anniversary of ROKA’s first restaurant on London’s Charlotte Street, ROKA Aldwych opened its doors last Summer. Marking the newest and biggest of the ROKA restaurants from Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney, the team behind Zuma. Situated just moments from The Strand and London’s Theatre District, offering a reasonable pre-theatre menu, it’s no wonder that the restaurant has become so popular over the past year. Upon entering on our recent visit, we ended up partaking in a...

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