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The brand has blossomed into a devilishly handsome young buck that flirts with wild abandon from the menu: Review of Arabica Bar & Kitchen, Borough Market.

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9:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Food Bites: Making people happy through that age-old winning combination of warm hospitality and very good food.

Crystal Palace gets 'Cheese Crawl' this weekend

Sutton Guardian: WIN a luxury hamper worth £50 with legendary Lithuanian cheese

9:14am Friday 11th July 2014

Crystal Palace’s foodies are set to unite on Saturday (July 12) at a pub crawl with a funky twist.

Fab Friday: Blues man getting his rock on ahead of Fab festival

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10:07am Friday 11th July 2014

A veteran blues performer who is no stranger to the Richmond music scene hopes to wow crowds with his new rock style this summer.

Pain perdu with caramelised Pink Lady apple wedges, plums and walnuts

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6:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A wonderfully decadent breakfast or brunch dish, pain perdu means ‘lost bread’ and can be made using any left over bread. Luxurious brioche is used in this easy to prepare French recipe.

Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

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8:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Even when the sun doesn’t always shine this tasty, zingy very easy to make Australian recipe will make it seem like it does.

Fab Friday: Band with a soft spot for real ale rather happy to play Fab festival

Sutton Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

10:30am Friday 4th July 2014

For a real ale-loving band, the Richmond Food and Beer (Fab) Festival will provide the perfect platform to sample some top tipples as they provide a spectacle for the audience.

A new Mexican restaurant encouraging diners to succumb to the pleasures of life: Review of Comensal, Clapham.

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9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Food Bites: There are a lot of good things going for this place before the food even passes your lips.

Sweet Eve strawberry and mint ice cubes

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7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Perfect with Pimms, these colourful ice cubes not only look gorgeous but add colour and flavour to any Summer drink.

Chicken fricassee with Pink Lady apples in a wine and tarragon sauce

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7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

This lovely classic French dish is halfway between a sauté and a stew; Pink Lady apples and the wine, herbs and mushrooms of the Maine-et-Loire region create a warming supper for everyday eating or entertaining even on the other side of the channel.

Treat your taste buds at Cuddington Beer Festival

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3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Treat your taste buds to 30 different types of real ales and ciders at the Cuddington Beer Festival.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mint and pineapple iced yoghurts

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mint and pineapple iced yoghurts

8:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A refreshing alternative to strawberry ice cream.

Recipe: Healthier Homemade Victoria Sponge

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: Healthier Homemade Victoria Sponge

7:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

always want to cut out the things you love. Here the British classic Victoria Sponge is given a healthy twist.

A bar you would equally be chuffed to discover was the destination of a first date, or the location of today’s business meeting: Review of Scarfes Bar, Holborn.

Sutton Guardian: Scarfes Bar

11:21am Friday 27th June 2014

Food Bites: Good Indian food and potions that make you squiffy after one.

Recipe: Shallot relish with spicy wedges

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: Shallot relish with spicy wedges

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Spicy potato wedges with a tangy relish of shallots and ginger.

Slow Food and Fab Festival make for happy bedfellows

Sutton Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:00am Friday 27th June 2014

The beginning of June saw restaurants up and down the country celebrate Slow Food week.

Recipe: Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot

7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot, parsley, capers, pepperoni & mozzarella

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, Parma ham and Parmesan crostini

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, Parma ham and Parmesan crostini

4:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

Sophie says: “This is a wonderfully quick and aromatic way to introduce Sweet Eve strawberries into a savoury snack. The parmesan works really well with the strawberries and balsamic with the savoury sourdough being the perfect base.”

Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

7:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

These quick lamb koftes are served with a flavoursome Tenderstem dip. This easy-to-prepare, delicious and healthy recipe is great for family dinners and perfect for introducing Persian inspired flavours.

Help needed to find Richmond's best banger on Sunday

Sutton Guardian: Just a bit pleased: Editor David Rankin's name gets read out

2:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Sausage connoisseurs will munch their way through Richmond's very best bangers on Sunday.

There is undoubtedly good cooking taking place in its kitchens, but prepare to fork out for it: Review of Chakra, Notting Hill.

Sutton Guardian: Chakra

9:00am Friday 20th June 2014

Food Bites: It packages very nicely as an up-market and lavish dining destination set in an affluent part of town.

Fab Friday: Sunshine, a lovely lemon posset and a chance to win a prize

Sutton Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:10am Friday 20th June 2014

When life hands you lemons, make this super duper summer lemon posset - a simple dessert that packs a very big punch.

CAU steaks a claim on busy Kingston riverfront

Sutton Guardian: The bucolic interior of CAU

11:41am Thursday 19th June 2014

Argentinean streak house franchise CAU has landed in Kingston, and there are plans it could be on its way to Wimbledon before the end of the year.

Recipe: Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

8:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Even when the sun doesn’t always shine this tasty, zingy very easy to make Australian recipe will make it seem like it does.

Wimbledon's Piazza launches new market stalls

Sutton Guardian: Market at Wimbledon's Piazza in The Broadway

5:20pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A family-friendly market place on Wimbledon’s Piazza is to have a new range of food, household and children's stalls.

Wimbledon Village Fair announces exciting line-up

Sutton Guardian: Strawberries anyone? Irene Demadtia and Simon Hibbins at last year's fair

5:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Horse shows, dog show, two live music venues, the Wimbledon Village Fair is set to engulf The Common in a wave of carnival colour.

Recipe: British asparagus and goats’ cheese tempura with honey and black pepper

Sutton Guardian: Recipe: British Asparagus and Goats’ Cheese Tempura with Honey and Black Pepper

3:28pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Take advantage of the summer weather with this light lunch featuring asparagus and goats' cheese.

Don't wash raw chicken, cooks urged

Sutton Guardian: Four out of every five cases of food poisoning are caused by contaminated chicken, the FSA said

3:34am Monday 16th June 2014

Health experts have urged people to stop washing chicken before they cook it to avoid food poisoning.

A great neighbourhood local offering something quite different to the rest of the Indian dining scene: Review of Zumbura, Clapham.

Sutton Guardian: Zumbura

9:30am Friday 13th June 2014

Food Bites: In almost every way, this does not feel like an Indian restaurant.

Fantastic French food leaving Richmond tables for Fab Festival

Sutton Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

3:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Tucked away in a sleepy Richmond street, La Buvette is the town’s premiere independent French eatery.

Sumptuous series of dinners marks Bingham's 30 years

Sutton Guardian: Beautiful: The Bingham

2:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

The Bingham continues its celebration of 30 years in the business with a series of exclusive dinners.

Merits restaurant serves up food for its 25th year

Sutton Guardian: Tasty: Merits held a series of anniversary lunches and dinners

2:00am Sunday 8th June 2014

Richmond College’s Merits restaurant celebrated 25 years of service with a series of lunches and dinners.

Top five pubs to watch the World Cup in Croydon

Sutton Guardian: Yate Rotary Club is raising a glass to this year's South Cotswold Beer and Music Festival

3:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

With the World Cup just days away Croydon Guardian has come up with a list of our favourite pubs to watch the matches in. (Yes, it’s a hard job but someone’s got to do it.)

I could say the food was wasted on this crowd, but I wouldn't mean it. Review of Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone

Sutton Guardian: Steak tartare

9:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Food Bites: A gorgeous hang-out with gorgeous people and a stirling bar that just happens to do good food, it is. A very good restaurant in its own right, it is not.

Riotous Brothers ready to tear it up at Richmond Food and Beer Festival

Sutton Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Fab Friday: When good food, great beer and top music all come together, the result is bound to be memorable.

Wacky Clapham food makers prepare to unveil hot and cold ice cream

Sutton Guardian: WANDS LEISURE Wacky food makers prepare to unveil hot and cold ice cream

3:28pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

An ice cream claiming to give tasters both the sweats and the chills will be unveiled at a festival of food.

Surrey Street market to become 'street food mecca'

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9:49am Wednesday 4th June 2014

If your toasted macaroni cheese sandwiches are the world’s best or your paella is to die for, then your street food truck luck could be in.

Lock up your hunger at Walton farmers' market

Sutton Guardian: Gourmet: The farmers' market returns

2:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Foodies will be able to enjoy the best of British produce as a farmers’ market returns to Walton once again.

Elephant creation triumphs at Walton Food Festival cake competition

Sutton Guardian: Cake: Everybody loves cake

2:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

As part of the Walton Food Festival on Saturday, May 31, bakers went head-to-head to create their finest treats, which were judge on presentation, skill, creativity and taste.

For a perfect meal in a picture-perfect setting, head to Linnea

Sutton Guardian: Linnea: A wonderful dining experience

5:30pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Just a stone’s throw from Kew Gardens and next to the picturesque Kew Green, Linnea is in the picture-perfect location.

Nando's set for New Malden?

Sutton Guardian: New Nando's restaurant to open soon

3:10pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Portuguese-style peri-peri purveyors Nando’s could be coming to New Malden if councillors approve a planning application later this month.

The 1st date - Love doctor Hayley Quinn gives her top tips for success

Sutton Guardian: Hayley Quinn has advice for anyone going on a first date

7:30am Saturday 31st May 2014

Dating can be a complicated feat that sets heads spinning through over-thinking and over-doing things in a bid to impress, writes Shaniqua Benjamin.

Are you game for the Lawn Bistro?

Sutton Guardian: Are you game for the Lawn Bistro?

5:30pm Friday 30th May 2014

Gourmands are spoiled for choice in The Village, but with so many establishments providing a similar offering, picking the right restaurant for the occasion can be a challenge.

EasyJet founder Stelios plans for budget food shop in Croydon grounded

Sutton Guardian: easyJet is planning to open a budget food shop

3:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Budget airline easyJet has been forced to ground plans to open a cut-price supermarket in Croydon after failing to secure planning consent. 

Quick one at The Cock or go in The Buff? Top 10 funniest or weirdest pub names

Sutton Guardian: The Fanny on the Hill in Welling

11:30am Friday 30th May 2014

I asked for your suggestions for the strangest or most amusing pub names in the area, and got some great responses.

Burger tide shows no sign of subsiding - just as well these are good then: Review of Meat & Shake, Tooting Bec

Sutton Guardian: The Truffle Shuffle

9:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Food Bites: “If everything else fails, the burger will still stand.”

Crawdaddy cool adding spice to food festival

Sutton Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:30pm Friday 23rd May 2014

The Crawdaddy Club was a household name in the 60s, best known for the first residency of the Rolling Stones.

Michelin stardom achieved by an amateur chef and former food blogger: Review of Hedone, Chiswick

Sutton Guardian: Hazelnut and caramel parfait with apple

9:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

Food Bites: The intention is to waste little and serve the very best - the menu for a service is only seen once seated.

Is the greatest pub quiz team name in this funny 13 - or do you know a better one?

Sutton Guardian: Cat & fiddle pub Phab quiz ight

7:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

Who doesn’t love a good pub quiz? The chance to pit your general knowledge against others in a friendly battle of who-knows-the-most-random-information while enjoying a drink with some mates – what a great way to spend an evening.

Foodies Festival arriving at Marble Hill House this weekend

Sutton Guardian: Cooking up a storm: Anjula Devi

4:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

An authentic Indian cook will conduct free taster lessons at the Foodies Festival this weekend.

VIDEO: Crystal Palace Beer festival one of the best ones yet

Sutton Guardian: L-R Neesha Robinson, Nina McCue & Georgia Krelle.

4:00am Thursday 22nd May 2014

More than 10,000 pints were poured on Saturday as fans enjoyed Crystal Palace FC’s annual beer festival.


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