Food and Drink

Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar Pop-Up To Open On The Roof of Selfridges

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food In the lead up to the unveiling of its most unconventional Christmas scheme to date – ‘Journey To The Stars’ – iconic London department store Selfridges is currently preparing to open the fourth restaurant its series of ‘On the Roof’ pop-ups in association with restaurateur Des McDonald (Q Grill Chalk Farm, Frontier Room at Q Grill, Holborn Dining Room). Following the success of the most recent Vintage Salt, Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar is...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – The Ivy’s Espresso Martini

Photo: David-Griffen-Photography By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Having reopened its doors back in June after an extensive refurbishment, one of the most prominent features of The Ivy’s - London’s most famous restaurant - new interior is the central coral onyx dining bar. Alongside providing customers the ideal location for a pre-dinner drink, or even a prime position seat to dine from, there’s also a brand new Cocktail list, to accompany, assembled by Bar Manager Darren Ball, along with Xavier...

Restaurant Review – 58 Tour Eiffel, Paris

Header photo: © Photopoint.com By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food When it comes to gourmet food, no nation excels quite so well as the French. So what better city than Paris for a food lover’s pilgrimage? The rightful home of the Michelin Star, as well as hundreds of humble patisseries, suave brasseries and cafés, plus some of the greatest produce that’s known to man. In fact, Paris is home to 72 restaurants with one star, 13 with two, and nine with...

Are English Wine Drinkers Developing an Identity?

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor England is among the only prominent wine drinking regions in the World that is completely devoid of an identity. Black and Blue, a classic steak house with outlets in Borough Market, Covent Garden and Waterloo amongst others, lists no fewer than ten wine-growing countries on its red wine list alone. Their varietal smorgasbord of robust clarets is typical of British consumers who have enjoyed trade from across the New and Old Worlds for centuries leaving...

Restaurant Review – No. 11 Pimlico Road

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food When restaurants are opened with names that fall towards the less helpful or imaginative end of the spectrum (street addresses included), there’s often an air of tremendous pretention. Thankfully, however, this is not the case with No. 11 Pimlico Road, an independent all-day venue that’s nowhere near as pretentious as its name or postcode would suggest. Opened at the beginning of 2013 in place of The Ebury, located between Victoria station and Sloane Square,...

Bar Review – Ember Yard

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food London’s biggest shopping thoroughfare – the World famous Oxford Street still continues to divide opinion across the city. Name any high street shop and you can almost guarantee that Oxford Street is the home to their London flagship outlet, stocking nearly everything you could ever need, conveniently squeezed into one street for optimum efficiency. That’s before 11am, of course. Before every shop is filled like a rush hour train, littered with the contents of...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Bangkok Sendoff

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Set up as a roaming restaurant pop-up, the continuously popular Chateau Marmot has recently teamed up with top Australian Thai Chef Sujet Saenkham, tying in with the release of his new cookbook ‘Spice I Am’. Taking over a luxurious apartment designed by British designer Tom Dixon on the up-and-coming Greenwich Peninsula, the event included a five-course tasting menu cooked exclusively for 36 guests on each of the two evenings. Including the likes of steamed...

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