Food and Drink

Clapham to Waterloo: Down the Coffee Line

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  Take Interstate 5 through Seattle and you will find yourself traversing one of the most iconic coffee trails in the World. Heading downtown you pass Elm and Slate Coffee Roasters on 2nd Av before hitting the behemoth Starbucks Reserve Roastery on Pike Street. You skirt Vitrola and Stumptown Roasters and the renowned Ugly Mug café heading north, accounting for a huge swathe of the coffee supply chain in America and world-wide. Seattle’s rise...

Can Premiumised Sausages Repair Black Monday Damage?

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic If there was ever a meat in need of a bit of PR TLC it’s pork, and it’s right now. A week after a report by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer was revealed and the meat, a staple part of the British diet, is still reeling after researchers placed processed meats such as sausages and bacon in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco and asbestos....

Restaurant Review – Avista

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Just seconds from Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square, sandwiched between Oxford Street and Berkely Square, Avista holds one of the most prestigious dining destinations in central London. Opened as a rustic yet contemporary Italian restaurant a few years ago, the a la carte menu is now particularly contemporary, matched with an impressive wine list of mainly Italian fine wines. Many of the area’s higher-end Italian restaurants are remarkably pretentious, but thankfully this is not the case...

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – November

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. Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack – Canary Wharf Opening new restaurant that’s "reminiscent of a turn of the century dock-side warehouse with all the intrigue and excitement of goods shipped from Southern states of America and the rest of the world", Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack will be arriving at Canary...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Disaronno El Diablo Sour

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Tying in with Halloween weekend – not forgetting the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations - this week’s cocktail recipe is a devilish twist on the classic Disaronno Sour, created by Disaronno and Tia Maria brand ambassador Rod Eslamieh. Featuring a touch of Tequila and of Agave, the El Diablo Sour is made with three chillies to add a real fiery kick to the drink that’s sure to prove a huge hit across the...

Beer of the Week – Brooklyn Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5% ABV Brewed: Brooklyn, New York King of quintessential autumnal dishes, taking centre stage for their Jack-o'-lantern properties at Halloween, through to the American Thanksgiving dinner dessert of choice – pumpkin is the key ingredient for our Beer of the Week. Taking note from the early American colonists that turned to pumpkins for brewing ales, in search of natural ingredients, dating back to the 17th century – Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale...

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...

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