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If you can’t take the heat…

Jailbird billionaire Martha Stewart bizarrely suggests nobody except murderers should be in jail   Last week, Martha Stewart spent just over an hour talking to the...

If you can’t take the heat…

Jailbird billionaire Martha Stewart bizarrely suggests nobody except murderers should be in jail   Last week, Martha Stewart spent just over an hour talking to the...

The Death of The Boozer

Matthew Steeples visits the Belgravia pub The Plumbers Arms and decries the death of the traditional British boozer   Last Wednesday, I happened to have to...

Proper Pubs

Matthew Steeples selects three of South West London’s best pubs   The Duchess, 101 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW8 4DS With works by the sniper-turned-snapper John Stoddart...

Little Nigella

Clubbable sorts will love the opportunity to live like Nigella Lawson above Little House Mayfair   When the flatform trainer loving cook Nigella Lawson first split...

Tossed in Tonbridge

Kentish salad company Southern Salads tosses 260 jobs to the wolves after going into administration because of Brexit   Illustrations of the likely negative impact of...

Moron of the Moment – Sir Philip Green

‘Sir Shifty’ filmed in debauched incident in Mykonos; he would do better to sip rather than spray his beverages   Sir Philip Green will forever be...

Marmalade in Mayfair

Matthew Steeples visits Boisdale of Mayfair with restaurateur Nicky Kerman – and samples a marmalade infused gin cocktail (or three)   Though most will recognise Boisdale...

Brainy Boozing

Study reveals drinking alcohol can improve memory   A study has revealed that those that drink alcohol after studying recall what they learnt better than those...

Canvassing a Con

After a Chelsea chef who came out of nowhere named Michael Riemenschneider is revealed to be a “conman” in the ‘Mail on Sunday’, readers...

A Shoreditch Statement

A statement from the owners of Trapeze Bar regarding the conduct of their now former general manager Jordan Wells   Yesterday, we reported on a story...

Tea at Blakes

Matthew Steeples takes tea in the delightful courtyard garden at Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, London   Blakes Hotel is synonymous with the now much overused...

Politics With The Pun

David Pun gobbled his way through General Election 2017 and was captured on camera by a Mail on Sunday reporter   Mail on Sunday reporter Ned...

Jobbing Wine

A dream job for wine lovers; get paid to drink and drive your way across America   An Oregon winery is seeking a ‘Canbassador’ to join...

Marked by Mice

Scott’s in Mayfair to reopen after closing due to a mice infestation; Montpeliano remains open in spite of receiving a Food Standards Agency rating...

Finding Fruit

Herefordshire fruit farm for sale for £2.25 million   A 47.6 acre organic Herefordshire fruit farm is for sale for £2.25 million ($2.88 million, €2.69 million...

Shopping with Pun

Party-loving David Pun finds fame in Queensway’s Food Basics Oriental Superstore for all the wrong reasons; for him, it’s a far cry from Harvey...

Boozy Birds

Northumbria revealed to be the county with the highest number of fines for women being drunk and disorderly for second year in a row   On...

Basically Brilliant

Firezza’s first “proper restaurant” in Dean Street, Soho offers gourmet pizza by-the-metre at remarkably reasonable prices; it is a must visit   Edin Basic can be...

Dining without Toto

Former Toto’s site in Lennox Gardens Mews, Knightsbridge to become a “contemporary Japanese” restaurant named Dinings   In April 2014, just off Walton Street in Knightsbridge’s...

Booze Bashed By Brexit

Spirits brands hike prices by upto 16% and blame Brexit for increasing their supply-side costs   Drink loving Brexiteers may have cause to reconsider their enthusiasm...

The Loss of La Bras

The closure of La Brasserie in Chelsea should send a signal to greedy landlords; their avarice is killing London   There are restaurants that come and...

Dine With Donald

Matthew Steeples suggests readers reject Donald Trump’s desperate plugs for an opportunity to win dinner with his own very sorry self   In the past twenty-four...

Cooking-Up a Cock-Up

As Donald Trump is criticised for dousing over-cooked steak in ketchup, we take a look at Theresa May’s preference for dining at the favourite...

Highlighting Hygiene

Website sharing food hygiene ratings in UK restaurants surprisingly reveals that venues such as chichi Montpeliano in Knightsbridge and chain diner Gourmet Burger Kitchen...

A Wholesome House

One-time West Sussex home of Lord Woolton, the man credited with “keeping the nation fed” during World War II, is for sale; it also...

Overheard – 15th February

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Fridge cold love In The Antelope pub on Eaton Terrace in SW1, two plain clothed...

Rumblings in Pont Street

Scene of a Dawn Ward shoving match Salmontini closes to makes way for a new restaurant by chef Nuno Goncalves; next door, hotel The...

Eat Dollink

An invitation to attend a screening of Steven Berkoff’s first documentary; an “idiosyncratic tribute to his favourite Jewish deli”   For one night only on Tuesday...

Gatsby & Lauren

Ralph Lauren opens his first bar-restaurant in London; it’ll sure be a hit with the preppy and the preened   Ralph Lauren is a man of...

Auntie’s Hardly Ruined

BBC executives drink surprisingly little gin, yet the Mail Online make rather a fuss about it   On Saturday, the Mail Online published an article about...

Taking The Michel

Michel Roux Jr. proves himself to be a modern day Scrooge   Michel Roux Jr. plays the jovial giant on television and is lauded by many...

Itsu’s Over

EXCLUSIVE – Chelsea restaurant Itsu set to close its doors for the final time   Itsu in Walton Street, Chelsea is set to close its doors...

Anything but Dry

Vineyard in Napa, California that previously supplied Opus One and currently supplies Mondavi offered for sale   4120 Dry Creek Road in the Oak Knoll District...

Reviewing Romulo

Matthew Steeples reviews Romulo Café in Kensington; it serves the finest Filipino cuisine and is well worth trying   Romulo Café bills itself as providing “a...

Returning to Romulo

More pictures from Matthew Steeples and Rowena Romulo’s party at Romulo Café   Today, we share a further selection of images from the party Matthew Steeples...

Raising the Roof to Romulo

An evening of cocktails and fine Filipino food at Romulo Café   On 23rd November in London, Matthew Steeples of The Steeple Times co-hosted a party...

Back to the ‘70’s

Chelsea institution La Brasserie was packed out for its 1970s prices birthday party   At La Brasserie on Monday, a great time was had by all...

Ridiculing Riemenschneider

Lothario chef Michael Riemenschneider mocked on Twitter in addition to being taken to court by his investor and ex-lover   The Steeple Times reviewed a restaurant...

Franco Becci – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with new manager of The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant in Knightsbridge, London Franco Becci   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”....

All Hail Albert’s

Matthew Steeples visits the modern day reinterpretation of what Annabel’s originally was, Albert’s in South Kensington   Named after Albert, Prince Consort (1819 – 1861) and...

Reader Offer – London’s cheapest meal

For one day only La Brasserie will offer food at 1972 prices in November   Forty-four years ago in 1972, La Brasserie in Chelsea, London opened...

Overheard – 26th October

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Begging a feast In Gloucester Road, a beggar was overheard talking to an American old...

Picture of the Week – Tailgating Par Excellence

An image of quite possibly the best tailgate bar ever (and two images of the consequential behaviour)   On Monday, Guest of a Guest featured what...

Bosi Bags Bibendum

Claude Bosi to take over Fulham Road restaurant Bibendum after a refurbishment in early 2017   Bibendum in Fulham Road, SW3 was “named after Michelin’s portly...

Salute the Staff

Matthew Steeples suggests the public should be politer to serving staff   On Friday, I did my first (and probably last) ever stint as a barman....

Reader Offer – Bargain champagne in SW3

Brut and Brut Rosé Champagne for sale for just £25 per bottle (normally £58 and £65 respectively)   Readers of The Steeple Times are invited to...

Toasting Bye, Bye Brangelina

Brad and Angelina – It’s simply a case of: ‘Who gets the winery?’   Brad and Angelina announced they are to divorce yesterday and the worldwide...

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