London Designer Outlet – Design a Dish

Two Chances to Win – DesignaDish to win £500 and enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a second competion and chance to win £100 voucher!

London is full of fabulous restaurants and bars and those of us who live, work or visit the Capital regularly can’t fail to be inspired by the cultural melting pot of cuisines in the City.  And of course Food and Fashion are intrinsically linked – which is why London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park have a shout-out to discover new talent – in the form of a dish that represents the best of London food.

London Designer Outlet at night

The competition is open to all styles of cooking – from classic British dishes like Bangers and Mash and Apple Crumble through to fusion Asian or South American creations.  A gourmet Beef Wellington has as much chance as an amazing Ramen or Pho.  All you have to do is to send your original recipe (photo and description) to for the chance to win a £500 restaurant voucher from Cabana, the award winning Brazilian restaurant.  The judging panel includes Joe Warwick, the restaurant critic from Metro and London Magazine and Jamie Barber, co-founder of Cabana…so this could be your chance for culinary fame! For more about the competition (which closes on 28th March) pop over to the London Designer Outlet website.

Joe Warwick

Meanwhile, London-Unattached readers have a second chance to win.  London Designer Outlet has offered a £100 gift voucher for a meal for two at their PingPong branch  for one lucky entrant. The London Designer Outlet is an amazing shopping complex, the capital’s first outlet centre with an array of designer shops, a cinema and a fabulous choice of 20 restaurants and coffee shops, including of course PingPong, the Asian dim sum specialists.   I’m guessing the winner will be hard pushed not to go shopping for a new outfit at the same time.  To be in with a chance, just let me know in the comments below what YOU think London’s signature dish should be.  No cooking required! You can get a few extra entries as normal – just follow the rafflecopter through.

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  1. Sarah James says

    I think London’s signature dish has to be somthing fusion – I’d go for a Cinnamon club dish using game – maybe pigeon as representing London

  2. Nickie C says

    Burgers are massive right now, so while it’s not an iconic London dish, you could easily London-ise it, and maybe instead of a beef burger, it could be a fried fish burger, topped with mushy peas and served with chips?

  3. Rita Mistry says

    So many Burger/Chicken places have opened up lately in London lately, but I have to go with the Duffin (Donut/Muffin) as it was born in London and made by Beas of Bloomsbury. Although Starbucks is trying to steal it.

  4. Lynne OConnor says

    Has to be something traditional – like an Sunday roast – maybe with a twist to represent the multi-cultural mix of London


    I think it should be something very old London – like Jellied Eels (although I must confess Ive never tried them! What a hypocrite eh?)

  6. Katherine L says

    Tough question but I think the dish of London should be a roasted bone marrow on sourdough and fresh greens. A bit of heritage, an ode to a roast and yet so new! (the best I’ve had is St. John)

  7. Nikki says

    Flatbread pizza with a garlic and indian spiced tomato base, roasted peppers, spinach, sundried tomatoes, goats cheese, British dry cured ham, coriander, oregano, basil and a mustard mayo drizzle.

  8. felicity smith says

    something quite trendy – maybe a twist on the tradtional. Something like steak pie and mash but more original

  9. Natalie fairhurst says

    wild boar + ale pie with traditional chips and a sharing side of spicy sweet potato wedges with sour cream. (my favourite that my husband makes)

  10. alison clark says

    Going on a burger theme as there everywhere at the moment but a wagyu burger – only seen this once in london and didn’t try it however i have had a wagyu steak . with all the different toppings you could imagine – making me feel very hungry and im fasting today !!

  11. leemc says

    As its london – Jellied eels served on a bed of peas with mash, surrounded by rocket, and a hint of cinnamon, and a squeeze of lemon.

  12. Debbie M says

    I’m going to go with Dim Sum – representing the melting/cooking pot of London, and the fact that Londoners, despite our reputation, are quite happy to get up close with each other.

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