Tom Leahy

  • Hanger SW6

    Friday September 8th, 2017

    Gripes aside, the cooking at Hanger is pretty good on the whole and great value when you compare the cost of eating your meat at one of the brand-name steakhouses in town.

  • Maman Le Mot review

    Monday March 20th, 2017

    You haven't got much time left to play the part of a secret agent in occupied France, read agent Tom's account and then book. He will say zees only once!

  • Knead for More @ Waitrose Cookery School

    Thursday November 17th, 2016

    Tom takes a lesson in baking and where better than at Waitrose?

  • Alhambra Beer Menu at Ember Yard

    Thursday September 15th, 2016

    Tom gets a second bite at Ember Yard and once again gets away without paying. He does have to turn in his copy on time though as we are all jealous.

  • Alhambra Beer Dinner at Coya

    Thursday July 14th, 2016

    Tom gets to try a new beer, Alhambra Beer, and finds it partners up with a bit of Peruvian food rather well.

  • Egg Break restaurant

    Tuesday May 24th, 2016

    If you want cheap, you should probably stay on the Central Line at Notting Hill Gate and get off somewhere around Hangar Lane, where the tea might come before the fry-up, but the eggs won’t be pasture-raised! 

  • 1269 Bar and Grill at the Crowne Plaza, Beaconsfield

    Sunday January 17th, 2016

    As a miserable Londoner I tend not to venture much farther than zone three in search of fodder.  While anywhere not on the tube map, well you may as well be in Scotland. However, I will make an exception now and then if something special is promised.

  • Beef and Brew – A Review

    Wednesday October 21st, 2015

    Occasionally, you do find somewhere that persuades you that maybe you could make a decent stab at being a restaurateur. Somewhere that serves tasty, well-made food without a lot of fuss.

  • Sardinian Adventures with Delphina Resorts

    Tuesday July 28th, 2015

    Tom travels to Sardinia to discover the secret to the islander’s famous longevity while enjoying dinners on the beach, 11 course fishy feasts and suffering humiliation at the hands of a Sardinian mamma and a plate of ravioli

  • Jar Kitchen

    Monday June 22nd, 2015

    Chef Dominik Moldenhauer has earned his stripes through stints at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and also at The Greenhouse in Perth, Western Australia. The killer combo of a rigorous Blumenthalian attention to detail and an Aussie lightness of touch was evident in many of the dishes we tried.

  • The Duke on The Green, Fulham

    Thursday May 28th, 2015

    Local resident Tom Leahy takes a taste of a refurbished pub in his manor.

  • Da Vittorio at Stelle di Stelle, Harrods

    Friday October 24th, 2014

    Da Vittorio is one of five multi-Michelin starred Italian restaurants that are each taking a month’s residence in Harrods’ lower ground floor restaurant between now and January 2015

  • Return of the Mac. A Macaron class at Tante Marie

    Wednesday August 20th, 2014

    Tom Leahy gets his hands sugary as he enters the manly world of macaron making

  • Rosé d’Anjou and an eel under a stone

    Sunday July 6th, 2014

    Tom Leahy investigate some Rosés d'Anjou, gets in references to Shakespeare and supplies a very unusual recipe for cooking eels. We can only sit back in amazement

  • The Earlham Street Clubhouse

    Thursday December 12th, 2013

    Just in time for the annual festival of excess that is the festive season, Covent Garden has welcomed a new American themed bar and pizza joint: the Earlham Street Clubhouse (ESC) on Earlham Street (!), just off Seven Dials.

  • A Taste of Saturday Kitchen

    Friday November 15th, 2013

    Do you lust after James Martin? Does seeing how fast your favourite chef can make a three egg omelette make you squirm with excitement? Cactus Kitchens, who produce BBC One’s Saturday morning primetime food show, have opened their studios up to normal punters like you and I for their Taste of Saturday Kitchen experience.

  • Out of their box. Tom cooks up a Foodelity three course dinner for deux

    Tuesday August 6th, 2013

    Foodelity’s gig is that you decide from a list of starter, mains and desserts on their website, tell them how many people you are cooking for and they will deliver all the ingredients you need in a box to your home or office. They also recommend wines to go with each of the dishes, and can even send you a cheeseboard too.

  • Grana Padano Dinner at l'Anima

    Wednesday July 24th, 2013

    It might have escaped your notice, but a few weeks ago it was actually Grana Padano week. Aside from picking up a block of this Italian hard cheese to grate over your Wednesday night pappardelle con lepre, you might not have done much to celebrate it? Don't worry though, because Tom did enough celebrating for all of us

  • Gü Puddings 10th anniversary recipe competition

    Tuesday June 18th, 2013

    How would you like to win a Gü dessert designed by a Foodepedia writer? Really? Well we're offering you the chance anyway. Tom Leahy takes us through how he designed his dessert with just a little help from the professionals at Gü

  • Caxton Grill

    Thursday May 2nd, 2013

    Hotel dining needn't be horrid dining. With his quill all sharpened to delived a caustic put down, Tom Leahy finds that the Caxton Grill actually didn't fit the cliche and could actually be a contender