Food and Drink

Restaurant Review – Dabbous

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Just a short walk around the corner from Goodge Street Underground Station, through the gaggle of workers spending the lunch rush congregated outside Tesco Express, turn the corner once more onto Whitfield Street and you’ll find Dabbous, one of Central London’s most celebrated restaurants. Well, after three strolls along the length of the street I eventually came across a heavy metal door, giving the ambience of one of London’s many derelict buildings, yet upon...

Bussey Building rooftop re-opens for summer season

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Frank's Bar on top of the NCP car park, in Peckham is known throughout the UK and beyond, but what most people don't know, is there's another rooftop bar, with an even better view circa two mins away. The Bussey Rooftop Bar is now open for summer 2015 with panoramic views, fantastic cocktails, delicious pizza (provided by indie pizzeria, Pizza Pilgrims) and a huge rooftop cinema across the hallway. It is worth the slog up the flights...

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. Having set up their state-of-the-art brewery in 2010, just a stones throw from the Prime Meridian, as well as recently opening The Tasting Rooms, a venue that offers the chance...

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 and restaurant located at the intersection of East London’s Dalston, Haggerston and London Fields. Featuring a menu that’s built around Oysters, comfort food and raw dishes, The Richmond also boasts...

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 of good quality restaurants. The Market itself contains a wondrous selection of street food stalls, but if you’re local and plan on eating out anytime during the week or after about...

Top 10 Wine Bars in London

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  London is one of only a few truly global markets for wine. Négociants from Old World territories have been sailing wine by the case for several centuries and New World varieties have found fertile ground amongst the city’s liberal taste and worldly cuisines. Which is why it is no surprise that the city is home to an array of brilliant and varied wine bars. From new-age bars in Chelsea to dated, traditional vaults in Greenwich,...

Restaurant Review – Avenue

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor If I’m honest I have never seen an episode of Sex and City, but the idea of the glamour and glitz of dining and drinking in Manhattan does appeal, but I guess it does for almost everyone. Well, The Avenue restaurant on St James’s Street, just off of Piccadilly offers just that. The building looks the part, to be fair it already did, as it was originally designed by American architect Rick Mather in 1996....

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 cent) admit to ‘necking’ their wine, rather than savouring the taste and flavour. Ten per cent of them have tried to open a screwcap with a corkscrew at least once, while...

Twelve Locally Grown Foods That Londoner’s Should Be Eating, But Can’t (Until Now)

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With the recent boom in popularity of fresh, local food, it’s still proving very difficult for Londonders to be able to find a range of wonderful groceries, unfortunately due to Supermarket supply chains (still making up for 95% of our grocery shopping) being unable to cope with their fragility. However, it seems that Farmdrop may have found a resolution to such a problem. Set up as an online market place that’s committed to delivering...

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