Food and Drink

Fortnum & Mason To Stock Maître Choux Éclairs

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food It’s no secret that we’re very big fans of Maître Choux here at The London Economic. And following their hugely successful launch earlier this year, a range of Maître Choux’s delicious éclairs and choux pastries are now going to be available from London’s most quintessentially British department store - Fortnum & Mason. Arriving just in time for the store’s Christmas preparations, these pastries from three Michelin star trained pastry chef Joakim Prat will arrive...

Restaurant review – Bella Cosa

Canary Wharf. The beating, high-rise heart of financial London, complete with expertly thought-out amenities, artisan food trucks and carefully-placed art 'for character'. If the food trucks don't take your fancy, nor the chain restaurants, there's a new option in town just a 10-minute walk away (or a 15-minute walk in circles and a £7 cab for those who aren't familiar with the semi-pedestrianised, water-enclosed money-jungle). It's Bella Cosa. Situated past the South Quay DLR on the riverside itself, the new restaurant makes...

Winemaking in the UK

Winemaking has exploded in Britain over the past two decades, with around 3.15 million bottles now produced every year. To celebrate this renaissance, Sykes Cottages has compiled an infographic to celebrate the industry's illustrious rebirth.

Food & Drink Guide To Halloween In London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Falling on a Saturday night this year, plenty of London’s restaurants and bars are taking the opportunity to throw huge, themed Halloween celebrations over the weekend. Here’s our pick of the best Halloween food and drink events across the capital this year. Tying in with Halloween weekend, from Friday to Sunday Gordon Ramsay’s London House in Battersea will be serving a Halloween-inspired a la carte menu from Head Chef Anna Haugh. Priced at £30.50...

Restaurant Review – The Hungry Donkey

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food For as long as there have been restaurants, there have been the most outrageous of restaurant trends. Let’s face it; London is full of annoying impositions that surround our most social expeditions for something to eat. All too often we have to pretend to enjoy scraping sauce from materials more fit to tile a bathroom floor. It’s got to the stage where us city dwellers have to pretend that it’s enjoyable to shout at...

Restaurant Review – The Hinds Head, Bray

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With the grand re-opening of The Fat Duck, statistically one of the globe’s finest restaurants, there’s a great deal of excitement within the West Berkshire village of Bray at the moment. In fact, there’s such a great deal of hype that the taxi driver who picks us up from Maidenhead train station automatically assumes that we need a lift to Heston Blumenthal’s pride and joy. He even seems quite disappointed that we’ve actually come...

Argentinian Angus meets Tennessee Whiskey

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic At what point does this become uncomfortable? I thought as Fernando Larroude, Head of Grills at Gaucho pushed his chief bar staff up against the window of his Piccadilly outlet. Bent limply at the hands of the bearded Argentinian chef the cocktail connoisseur was an unwitting prop, evidently not for the first time, of a hilarious demonstration of steak cuts which became increasingly hilarious as Larroude slid his hand from Rib to...

Beer of the Week – Meantime London Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Brewed: Greenwich, London Strength: 4.3% ABV 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...

Restaurant Review – The Ivy Market Grill

Photo: Paul Winch-Furness By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Re-opened earlier this year in time to celebrate its centenary in 2017, The Ivy – London’s most famous restaurant and one of the city’s most prominent celeb haunts – has been refurbished and brought up to date (well, kind of) featuring a prominent central bar as well as new artworks from some of Britain’s most prestigious artists, most notably. Still unsurprisingly, albeit 98 years old, it’s still unbelievably difficult to book...

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