Food and Drink

Restaurant Review – Café Football

By David de Winter, Sports Editor, @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport I have an intense dislike of the Westfield Shopping Centres in London.  In fact, make that any shopping centre in the world. With their fancy stores placed side by side, imploring the general public to buy, buy, buy, they embody everything that is wrong with the modern world. It is mass consumerism at its most acute. Ah but of course, I almost forgot; the more things I buy the happier I am. Everyone...

Restaurant Owner Creates Britain’s Tallest Burger

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent A restaurant owner has created Britain's tallest burger which towers higher than his own daughter. The whopping two-and-a-half-foot '999 burger' trumps the previous UK record by several inches and contains enough calories to feed one person everyday for two weeks. Created by Chef Craig Harker of The George in Stockton, Teeside, the culinary masterpiece is bigger than his one-year-old daughter who stands at 2ft. The leaning tower of meat is made of three seeded buns, ten gourmet burgers and one slice of...

Restaurant Review – Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Twenty-five years ago, Marco Pierre White began to make a name for himself as one of the UK’s most exciting chefs with the release of his classic White Heat cookbook, and now after reigning as on of Britain's most celebrated Celebrity Chefs for quarter of a century, the chef has lent his name to a brand new restaurant. Having sold the original St. James site of Wheeler’s last year, the brand has returned to London with...

Blur To Launch Their Own Ice Cream – ‘The Magic Whip’

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food As part of a slightly bizarre marketing campaign to promote their brand new album – The Magic Whip – Blur have announced that they’ll be creating their own Ice Cream. Teaming up with The Lickators, a company that’s already worked on Music-related flavours that include Jiggy Pop and John Lemon, Blur’s very own Magic Whip is a “Dairy Vanilla Custard Ice Cream rippled with Raspberry Sauce” and will be available on the band’s upcoming...

New Company Farmdrop To Deliver Local Produce From Farm To Doorstep

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Back in the 1600s, Markets such as London’s provided the beating heart of the City’s fresh local produce. Nowadays, thanks to large Supermarkets and multiples now account for 98 per cent of the Nation’s food shopping, leaving farm shops with less than one per cent of the food trade. However, a new business – Farmdrop – is looking to reverse this current trend. Allowing Londoners the chance to use their virtual market of locally...

Restaurant Review – Sketch: The Lecture Room & Library

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Imagine breaking into the realms of your wildest dreams whilst retaining full self control. Multiply that by ten and you’d most probably have something in mind that’s similar to The Lecture Room & Library at Mayfair’s Sketch. In fact the art heavy interior is so otherworldly and bizarre that it’d be no surprise to find Salvador Dali dining in one corner, stroking his gravity defying moustache while on the opposite side a man-size white rabbit...

Frankonia Bakery Makes Two-Metre Baguette For British Sandwich Week

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food As you may already be aware, Monday (May 11th) marks the start of British Sandwich Week. There are a number of events already set to take place across the five days, but one that’s really caught our attention is the effort from Artesian Bakery Frankonia. In celebration of British Sandwich Week, the bakery that supplies high-quality bread for a range of the country’s finest chefs and restaurants has created a “Super Sandwich”. Comprised of...

Lanson Champagne To Take Over The Summer

Photo credit: Ben Fisher/ Photoshelter By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Striving to completely take over the summer’s social calendar this year, luxury Champagne brand Lanson will be beginning their “Perfect Start Campaign”. Most recently the brand has teamed up with Chestertons Polo In The Park as the event’s exclusive Champagne sponsor, taking place at Hurlingham Park between June 5th-7th, for which they’ll bring their largest ever Champagne Garden which will overlook the field of play. And, what’s more, Lanson...

Restaurant Review – Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Best known for his simplistic style of cooking, attempting to make the kitchen an approachable environment for even the least competent of cooks, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has recently introduced a new Sunday menu to the mother ship of his restaurant empire – Fifteen. Proving a welcome break from the a la carte menu that’s on offer throughout the week, Jamie’s Sunday roast menu provides a reasonably priced, informal dining experience, while the food...

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