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CocktailING

Matthew Steeples tears apart ‘ES’ magazine’s new restaurant critic for using a ridiculous non-word – “cocktailing”   In this week’s ‘ES’ magazine a prat (pictured with...

A Romantic Takeaway

Mail Online focuses on the story of the year – that Spencer Matthews and his wife went on “date night” at the British Takeaway...

Snowflake Society

Matthew Steeples supports William Sitwell and suggests his employer Waitrose develop a better moral compass before attacking him   Aristocrats have a habit of saying stupid...

Instagrammable London

Fabio Contissa suggests the most Instagrammable restaurants and cafes to visit in London   Social networking sites have become a part of everyday life for many...

Watery Child Labour

Advert for a Quooker boiling-water tap featuring a child in pyjamas using it was plainly the choice of a deranged marketing executive   Priced at between...

Brexiteer Tim Martin’s Dog’s Dinner

Whackjob Wetherspoons owner Tim Martin has followed up on banning foreign booze including Moët & Chandon and now banned dogs from his entire chain...

Wallies of the Week – Linda and Tony Gilkes

Middlesborough couple go to the press after Morrisons refuse to sell them meat pies before 9am   There are conspiracy theorists and then there’s a pie...

Caramel on The Cross

New restaurant critic David G. Lennox reviews Brompton Cross’s latest opening, Caramel London   In a knockout punch, the last of the grand old chatelaines of...

Cheers Macron!

President Emmanuel Macron should ignore his critics and continue to enjoy drinking wine   President Emmanuel Macron has ridiculously been accused of “putting French lives in...

Wally of the Week – Brazen bread “grabber” Charlotte Day

Healthcare assistant Charlotte Day disgracefully moans about panic buying of bread just as homeless people freeze to death   Last week, a homeless man froze to...

Going For Booze

Study reveals old aged folk who get fat and enjoy a tipple or two tend to live longer   On Wednesday in society magazine Town &...

Out To Lunch

As a Westminster councillor’s penchant for meals at 5 Hertford Street and the home of the owner of the ‘Daily Mail’ is highlighted, we...

A Wine Winner

Half price bottles of wine at The Enterprise during January; price per bottle starts at £9.98 per bottle   The Enterprise in Walton Street, Chelsea is...

Limitless Lawless

Matthew Steeples reports on Philip Lawless’ remarkable career at the top of London’s restaurant industry   Though the raconteur restaurateur Philip Lawless recently sold his Belgravia...

More gin, vicar?

As Public Health Wales claims drinking spirits is bad for you, we rebut their frankly stupid study   On Tuesday, The Telegraph reported that a completely...

A $20k Gobble

New York hotel offers a Thanksgiving dinner complete with gold-flaked turkeys and bottomless champagne for £15,100   Late last week Guest of a Guest reported that...

The Air Went Pop

Canadian sues Sunwing Airlines because he was given sparkling wine instead of champagne   A cheapskate airline allegedly promoted a “champagne service” and then bamboozled at...

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...

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