Food & Drink






Feeling all hot and sweaty in the face

BY KIRSTY PURNELL kirsty@slpmedia.co.uk Brave men and women assembled in scorching temperatures last weekend to take on the challenge of their lives. They toiled through the four-hour endurance challenge, with faces turning red, sweat hitting the…




The Ivy Cafe, Blackheath

BY CHARLIE STONG charlie@slpmedia.co.uk A night at The Ivy used to be the reserve of the rich and famous – A-listers would go there simply to be seen. But with the famous restaurant now branching…


Afternoon tea @ The Ivy Cafe, Blackheath

Afternoon tea usually feels likes just the ticket for a celebration meal – big birthdays, civilised pre-wedding gatherings or anniversaries, and for that reason schlepping into central London doesn’t seem like much of a problem….








Sparrow restaurant, Lewisham

Sparrow restaurant is gaining a name for itself for spearheading a culinary renaissance in Lewisham with its focus on high-quality small platters and British produce. But the fine dining establishment in Rennell Street is letting…


Brewers are back in Brockley

Beefy brewers are back in costume to celebrate the release of a new beer. Brockley Brewers launched their Spring Pale at a party on Friday, dressing their brewers up in bunny suits to welcome in…


Ivy Cafe, Tower Bridge by Paloma Lacy

Once upon a time, The Ivy was probably one of the West End’s most well-feted restaurants, known for the famous names gracing its tables and infamous for the jaw-dropping prices. The roll-out of the slightly…






Street food extravaganza in Woolwich

A street food extravaganza will be coming to Woolwich in three weeks’ time. London Union, operators of Street Feast, were granted a drinks licence to host events at the site of the former Woolwich Public…




Brew ha, ha..

South London brewers always come dressed for the occasion. The Brockley Brewing Co got their brewmaster, Steve Lawler dressed up to create the Brocktoberfest beer last year. The brewery  in Harcourt Road is now asking…


Valentine’s Day at Greggs

Fancy taking your loved one for a romantic meal this Valentine’s Day? Well, Greggs, in Clapham Road, Stockwell,  has teamed up with up with OpenTable,  a restaurant booking service, to open its doors for couples…



Learn about the spuds you like

With winter’s end in sight it’s time to start planning for perfect potatoes, sensational seeds and fabulous fruit Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winners Pennard Plants are bringing potatoes and decades of potato growing wisdom,…



Market by the Thames is back

A Christmas market returns to the banks of the River Thames for its fourth year. Set against the backdrop of some of London’s most loved landmarks, London Bridge City’s Christmas by the River will run…


Weekend Brunch at The Oxo Tower Bar

BY CHARLIE STONG charlie@slpmedia.co.uk There can’t be too many places in the world where you can enjoy a slap-up breakfast for two overlooking some of the planet’s most iconic buildings, all for little over £40….