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Over 1500 foodies flock to festival of flavours

Surrey Comet:

11:57am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 1500 hungry foodies descended on Marlow on Sunday for a feast of flavours at a food festival, dubbed “a resounding success” by organisers.

Thousands descend on Blackheath for inaugural music and food festival

Surrey Comet:

10:54am Monday 15th September 2014

Thousands of music lovers descended on Blackheath at the weekend for the inaugural OnBlackheath festival.

BBC Good Food Festival hits Hampton Court Palace this weekend

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

This weekend, the first BBC Good Food Festival graces the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Charitable pub tour pulling in at Percy Lambert

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Britian's Biggest Pub Tour (BBPT), the first and largest pub tour attempted in the UK, is coming to Weybridge.

Plan a voyage to The Ship for bank holiday indoor market

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

It’s always difficult to decide how to spend your precious August bank holiday weekend, writes Ella Griffiths.

Fab Friday: Fringe event gives a taster of things to come at festival

Surrey Comet:

7:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

Foodies and music lovers can get a taste of what is to come at a charity fringe event before a major food and drink festival.

Saturday Kitchen's Susy Atkins talks summer food and wine at Chapters, Blackheath

Surrey Comet: Wine expert Susy Atkins filmed at Waitrose on Wednesday

10:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Anyone who’s seen Come Dine With Me will understand – knowledgably pairing wine with food is a skills worth having, and some feel under considerable pressure to get it right.

Riverside café opens in Croydon’s Wandle Park

Surrey Comet:

5:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

A new café has opened in Wandle Park to add to the growing list of attractions for the increasing numbers of visitors who enjoy riverside walks in Croydon.

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

Fantastic French food leaving Richmond tables for Fab Festival

Surrey Comet: 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.

Top five pubs to watch the World Cup in Croydon

Surrey Comet: 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.)

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

EasyJet founder Stelios plans for budget food shop in Croydon grounded

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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.

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

Plane crazy curry restaurant ready for take-off

Surrey Comet: SUTT YELL: Wallington man's plane crazy curry restaurant is ready for take off

12:00pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

Curry lovers will be able to enjoy a plane naan at a Wallington entrepreneur's restaurant with a difference.

Bake for prizes at Walton Food Festival

Surrey Comet: Tasty: the Farmers' Market at Walton

2:30am Monday 19th May 2014

Bakers who fancy themselves as the borough’s finest can put their cake making skills to the test at the Heart’s annual food festival.

Paul Hollywood ready to share his baking tips with Croydon

Surrey Comet: Paul Hollywood

5:00am Sunday 18th May 2014

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood will get his bake on in Croydon, writes Andy Bloss.

What’s your favourite pub in south-east London and north Kent?

Surrey Comet: Prime Minister: pubs can stay open longer for World Cup match

6:30am Friday 9th May 2014

No great preamble to this one, just the very simple question: What do you think is the best boozer in the south-east London and north Kent area, the one you’d be most heartbroken to ever see close down?

News Shopper gets a buzz from learning how to make the perfect espresso

Surrey Comet: News Shopper gets a buzz from learning how to make the perfect espresso

4:40pm Thursday 1st May 2014

The perfect espresso is the holy grail of the coffee industry: crack it and the world’s your oyster. Heloise Wood jumped at the chance to be barista for the day at Esquires Coffee in The Glades and sweated pure caffeine in the quest for perfection.

Crystal Palace Beer Festival gearing up for best year yet

Surrey Comet: Comedian Kevin Day with Seb and John Daly

12:10pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

Beers, ciders, food and football is on the menu at the fourth annual Crystal Palace FC Beer Festival, writes Andy Bloss.

Ale festival continues this weekend in selected Wimbledon pubs

Surrey Comet: The Prince of Wales pub in Wimbledon

2:33pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Ale festival continues this weekend in selected Wimbledon pubs

Talented students add new cocktail into the mix

Surrey Comet: The winning team, Aquila, from Epsom's Glyn School

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

Entrepreneurial students are in talks to have a unique cocktail they designed go into production.

Wallington cabbie set for TV fame as London's newest food critic

Surrey Comet: Food junkie: Joey Bone will tour London's eateries in his cab

9:28am Thursday 27th March 2014

A cabbie who knows London's eateries as well as he knows its streets is to star as TV's latest food critic.

Produce aplenty at Walton Farmers' Market

Surrey Comet: Tasty: the Farmers' Market at Walton

2:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

The ever-popular farmers’ market will once again fill the Heart shopping centre, offering a vast range of products.

On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

Surrey Comet: On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

10:04am Monday 24th March 2014

Wandsworth Beer Festival returns for the sixth year running with more breweries than ever before, writes Michael Greenfield.

Day out in Margate: top five things to do

Surrey Comet: Top five things to do in Margate

10:56am Thursday 27th February 2014

Where else but Margate can you enjoy mouth-watering cheeses washed down with cider, the works of Turner set against the sea and a mysterious grotto made of shells?

Three course meal made of food waste to be served in Tooting

Surrey Comet: Food For Thought: ‘Shepherds Pie’

1:52pm Monday 17th February 2014

A new charity is tackling poverty by providing meals made out of unwanted food.

Hampton Court Palace to reopen royal chocolate kitchens

Surrey Comet: Choctastic: rediscovered royal delights at Hampton Court Palace

5:00am Sunday 16th February 2014

Hampton Court Palace will open its rediscovered royal chocolate kitchens to the public this week, almost 300 years since they were last used.

Chateau Morden? Vineyard succeeding in unlikely setting

Surrey Comet: Brain Cooper is waiting for the spring when his vineyard will again flourish

5:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Wine lovers who look to Italy, France and Spain to stock their cellars will be surprised to learn Morden is home to a thriving vineyard producing hundreds of bottles every year.

Five of the best detoxing food and drinks

Surrey Comet: Christmas survival tips from Bexley bootcamp expert

8:54am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

EVERYONE tries to detox in January, but it’s not the easiest.

Recipe: Fruity Celery Juice

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Fruity Celery Juice

7:10am Wednesday 1st January 2014

Blended celery juice is thought to help a good night’s sleep because of the vitamins, mineral salts and nutrients it contains. This fruity version which packs a punch thanks to the peppery radishes is also a great way to start the day.

Grab yourself a cocktail at new Havana bar

Surrey Comet: A Havana cocktail

11:04am Friday 13th December 2013

A new bar is promising to bring the true spirit of Cuba to the heart of Crystal Palace.

Wanda reviews The 3 Monkeys Bar, Balham

Surrey Comet: Potent cocktails

1:00pm Friday 6th December 2013

The 3 Monkeys Bar asks visitors to leave their troubles at the door.

Saints and Sinners leads the juicing revolution in Petts Wood

Surrey Comet: There is a range of healthy juices and smoothies

2:45pm Friday 29th November 2013

ORPINGTON gym-bunnies can now get their juice on at an innovative new cafe in Orpington.

Pop into Little Nan's Bar in Deptford to try her 103-year-old drink recipes

Surrey Comet: Pop into Little Nan's Bar in Deptford to try her 103-year-old drink recipes

4:56pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A DEPTFORD bar is unleashing its 103-year-old drink recipes on customers for Christmas.

Londoners sip their first drink at 7pm and prefer champagne at Christmas, according to report

Surrey Comet: Londoners sip their first drink at 7pm and prefer champagne at Christmas

4:14pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

LONDONERS sip their first drinks at 7pm and it is likely to be sour, according to a new report.

WIN a chance to make your homebrew with the ale experts

Surrey Comet: Mark Russell and Simon Dale, the Cronx brewers

10:30am Thursday 14th November 2013

There is nothing quite like sitting by a roaring log fire during the winter months with a pint of real ale in hand.

Bottoms up for thousands of drinkers at the Twickenham beer and cider festival

Surrey Comet: Naked ladies beers by the fountains

5:20am Friday 25th October 2013

The 13th annual Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival was first port of call for more than 2,000 happy drinkers last weekend.

Forest Hill curry house crowned Britain's best Indian restaurant

Surrey Comet: Staff at Babur which has been crowned Britain's best Indian restaurant

1:01pm Monday 21st October 2013

A FOREST Hill curry house has been crowned Britain’s best Indian restaurant and the first ever to score a sizzling full marks by a panel of secret judges.

Drink and dance with a view at Zinc nightclub which stands 31 floors high

Surrey Comet: The interior of Zinc

5:56pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

FOR A drink and dance with unparalleled views, try cradling a cocktail on a dance floor situated 31 floors high.

Raft of American and British beers on offer at 16-day festival

Surrey Comet: The Assembly Rooms, in Epsom, will be holding a 16-day beer festival

5:00am Sunday 13th October 2013

Fancy drinking an extremely self-conscious ale or the world’s biggest liar?

Twentieth Wallington Beer Festival begins this weekend

Surrey Comet: The Hope in Carshalton

5:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013

Sample the best of the area's real ale and cider this weekend.

News Shopper night out at Rise Superclub in Leicester Square

Surrey Comet: Review of Rise Superclub night club in Leceister Square

2:10pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

WHO better to send on a saucy, laser-lit night out in the West End than Petts Wood’s own dancing dream team of News Shopper reporters?

Review: Mr Fogg's quirky Mayfair bar for novelty night out

Surrey Comet: Review: Mr Fogg's quirky Mayfair bar

11:50am Tuesday 17th September 2013

“Leave your rank with your sword at the door”.

Great Greenwich Burger Off cancelled

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Lamb & Sweetfire® beetroot burgers with feta

2:30pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

BURGER fans will be disappointed as the Great Greenwich Burger Off has been cancelled.

Gold rush: Choosing a good chardonnay

Surrey Comet: Gold rush: Choosing a good chardonnay

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris rediscovers the fruity charms of a good chardonnay.






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