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. Looks like a great competition with fab prizes .Off to get my thinking cap on!

  2. 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

  3. I’d go for curry as it is Britain’s favourite but with a twist on a British classic because London is after all very multicultural.

  4. samantha gray says:

    steak and ale pie

  5. fish and chips ? 😀

  6. I think noodles are fast becoming a strong contender.

  7. fab :0 x

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. Great comp – I have entered :)
    I would say burgers are the big thing at the moment.

  11. Will have a think about this – have shared with Hannah Fiona!

  12. Pamela Morse says:

    I want you to enter and win with one of your 5:2 recipes…go Fiona!!

  13. Lovely prize to win! Good luck to everyone who takes part 😉

  14. Completely and utterly stumped! Will pop back if I dream up the perfect idea :)
    Janie x

  15. Having heard so much about the London restaurant scene from you, it would be fab to have the chance to trying one or two of them.

  16. Nice competition and some nice prizes.

  17. Fab competition. Will have to think of something :)

  18. Looks amazing. I wish I could even think about entering this. It’s stunning- and fun!

  19. clair downham says:

    fish and chips

  20. Lynne OConnor says:

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

  21. Lucy Deadman says:

    Im going with the Great British Roast too cant beat it

  22. Louise McGetrick says:

    It has to be beer battered cod, chips and mushy peas!

  23. Lynne McEvoy says:

    Pie and Mash

  24. Fun competition but current circumstances mean I can’t really enter. Good luck to everyone.

  25. LINDSEY CLARK says:

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

  26. A venison pie and a mound of buttery mash. Fruity red cabbage on the side too.

  27. 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)

  28. barbara daniels says:

    bangers and mash

  29. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    Steak, steak and more steak, with dim sum to start!

  30. Shepherds pie

  31. Rudy Roversi says:

    Fish & Chips (the first ever Fish and Chips shop opened in London)

  32. Rachael Simmons says:

    Fish and Chips I think is still our signature! 😀

  33. jen harris says:

    pie and mash

  34. natalie holland says:

    Something classic like bangers and mash or pie and mash!

  35. jenny morgan says:

    A good hot curry

  36. pie and mash!!!

  37. Tracey Belcher says:

    I think it would have to be Pie Mash and Booze.

  38. Good quality traditional fish & chips

  39. melanie crumpton says:

    cod and chips

  40. 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.

  41. Shirley Giles says:

    Beef Wellington would be a great choice

  42. toni arnott says:


  43. Fish and chips!

  44. Chris Fliss says:

    Pie & Mash with lots of lovely liquor and spicy vinegar = Heaven on a plate

  45. helena H says:

    fish and chips

  46. David Prince says:

    Trafalgar Square Pigeon pie

  47. Anthony Clements says:

    Pie and Mash, can’t get anymore Lawndon!

  48. e.malcolm says:

    Fish n chips. If London has any dish you would associate with it, this is it.

  49. Tina Lockett says:

    chinese food for sure

  50. Allan Smith says:


  51. I have entered. Thanks for posting this opportunity here.

  52. Something spicy and with Okra.

  53. brenda heads says:

    Cheese and onion pie and mash

  54. Christine says:

    Fish and chips!!

  55. Rebecca I says:

    Something fusion like fish and chips, but with sushi or popcorn shrimp

  56. Rachael Barnard says:

    Pie and Mash

  57. felicity smith says:

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

  58. Larissa warnock says:

    im a trainee chef however fish and chips all the way!

  59. Clint Howat says:

    steak and ale pie

  60. A juicy burger with dim sum on the side:)

  61. Affordable proper vegetarian food !

  62. Salmon with a fabulous sauce x

  63. Kay Adams says:

    Good old Fish & Chips

  64. Something that features veg not showcasing meat all the time!

  65. Neil Lumbers says:

    Fish and chips

  66. 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)

  67. Natasha G says:

    Pie n mash!

  68. 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 !!

  69. Anna Myszak says:

    Chicken and chips

  70. Jackie ONeill says:

    Fish and Chips

  71. Crispy noodles, they are just so arty as well as tasty.

  72. EMMA WALTERS says:


  73. 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.

  74. Pie and mash

  75. Karen Barrett says:

    Steak and ale pie

  76. Natalie Henderson says:

    It has to be a big, greasy spoon breakfast with builder’s tea!! :-)

  77. Kelly Hooper says:

    steak and ale pie

  78. Mark Johnson says:

    pie n mash

  79. Stacey Carnell says:

    A nice fusion cheese burger :)

  80. Jane Middleton says:

    sausage and mash

  81. sj wesley says:

    Fish and Chips – everyone loves it!

  82. Kevin Bloomfield says:

    steak and ale pie – obviously the ale has to be London Pride!

  83. Amy Beckett says:

    Steak and Ale pie with chip pan chips

  84. 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.

  85. Claire Butler says:

    fish and chips with mushy peas

  86. Different flavours of Pigeon, chinese spiced, Indian, Mexican, Thai ect!

  87. antonia richardson says:

    a full english breakfast

  88. claire haskins says:

    a nice juicy steak

  89. Joanna Sawka says:

    BBQ ribs

  90. JAMES Holyland says:

    Delicious rice dish

  91. angela sandhu says:

    lamb curry

  92. Holly Boyd says:

    Pie and Mash

  93. Gemma Woodcock says:

    fish and chips

  94. Does Afternoon Tea count?

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