Don’t want to be up at dawn preparing a turkey? Here’s our pick of local restaurants open on Christmas Day so you can sit back and relax and let someone else worry about all the cooking and washing up
Everybody loves making cookies. I grew up in America and have fond memories helping my mother make snickerdoodles. Now I’ve developed my own recipe and can look forward to making them with my own grandchildren.
If you don’t fancy standing out in the cold and getting startled by the fashes and bangs of firework night, how about a quiet night in with food from one of our favourite takeaway locations?
This year will be my first Bonfire Night, and only recently did I learn what that actually is. My only point of reference was Hollywood’s interpretation in V for Vendetta, which vaguely hints at Guy Fawkes and that fateful night in 1605. When I heard about the dazzling displays of fireworks and countless bonfires, it … read more
Award-winning fine dining at The French Table remains a delight, finds Paul Critcher
There’s nothing quite like a little spice to warm up a chilly autumn evening, so it seemed a perfect time for a visit to Haweli of Belmont – somewhere that had often been recommended to me but that I’d never quite got around to trying…
If you’re in need of a Winter Warmer recipe, then look no further than Joe Wicks’ Bad Boy Chilli Con Carne, packed full of goodness.
A classic pub-snacking, lip-smacking favourite, M Bar & Grill share with us their delicious Wagyu Scotch Egg recipe.
For your next celebration, why not add a little extra sparkle to your Prosecco, by adding one or two simple ingredients to make a delicious cocktail?
It’s National Cocktail Week, so why not celebrate with this light and refreshing cocktail, perfect to enjoy in the autumn sunshine.
A great local pizzeria is something that everyone should have ready on hand. Here is our pick of the best local pizzerias. MOTHER Cult Copenhagen pizza restaurant, Mother, has chosen to launch its first international restaurant in Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village. If you do pop by, make sure you try its famous Seawater … read more
Were you ever told not to play with your food as a child? Well that is certainly not the case with this article, which features 5 ideas for creative food art that you can make with your kids!
The results are in, and the best eateries and drinkeries in sw London and Surrey, as voted for by you, have been announced! How many of these award-winning places have you visited?
Excerpted from GBBO winner Candice Brown’s new Cookbook: “It’s safe to say I have had a love/hate relationship with chocolate bread but this, rich in chocolate and cinnamon, with the fieriness of ginger, has restored my faith in chocolate loveliness in all its plaited splendour. My Grandad loved crystallised ginger and we used to laugh as … read more
The Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown comes up with the ultimate sandwich box treat. “I love France, everything and anything French, and j’adore Paris! I first tried madeleines on a school trip to France and loved the simplicity of them along with a bowl of hot chocolate. Now when I make them, they … read more
Popular bar and eaterie, Balans, have just opened their seventh branch in Clapham, with late-opening hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In honour of the opening, they created a new cocktail called ‘South Side Swizzler’; we asked them to reveal the recipe for you to enjoy at home.
It’s barbecue time, but don’t settle for chicken drumsticks and a sausage. Instead try something a little more adventurous, like this delicious recipe from Kamil Koper, head chef at the Grey Horse in Kingston.
Brownies are a universally-loved treat, and these special double chocolate brownies are no exception…
Emulate ‘la dolce vita’ with this sumptuous tiramisu recipe from leading local chef, Katharine Eldridge, who runs the Surrey-based Quince House Cookery School. This classic Italian dessert – literally meaning “pick me up” – is an uplifting blend of Marsala, espresso coffee, mascarpone cheese and chocolate; yum!
With more and more people exploring the free-from diet, here is a creative way for a vegan to enjoy a hearty roast dinner while still avoiding animal-based products.
There isn’t a better way to enjoy both your food and a summer’s evening than dining al fresco. Make sure you stop by one of these favourite locations this July.
Looking for a new recipe to try out this summer? These Spiced Flatbread Crisps, with Rhubarb and California Prune Jam and lightly fried Halloumi cheese are sure to tickle your tastebuds.
A gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy vegan recipe to keep you going throughout the day.
The Lost Angel in Battersea have made us a delicious jam and gin based summer cocktail perfect to enjoy in the sunshine this July
It’s Wimbledon Tennis season, and everyone wants to be digging in to some strawberries and cream. For a new take on an old favourite, why not try this strawberry and chocolate mousse cake for a tennis-watching treat?
Paul Critcher enjoys the warmth of Italy at Al Forno in New Malden
Jenny Conlon spends an evening dining al fresco at Locale in Fulham, experiencing its Mediterranean-infused delights
Steph Siegle discovers that while Annie’s may be an institution on the Barnes food scene, it’s the smart twists on classics that keeps customers returning
You don’t have to hop on a plane to experience another culture; these local eateries serving authentic foreign cuisines from all corners of the globe can transport you away just for the evening…
An exotic burger to throw on the BBQ this summer, made with quinoa, avocado, nuts and prunes instead of meat