Win a £3.5k Private Dinner - With a £10 Raffle Ticket

Support a struggling hospitality business - and be in with the chance of winning a £3,500+ private dinner for yourself and up to nineteen friends? Where do I sign?


Crazy times have descended upon us again, with no help currently in sight for hospitality businesses during what is traditionally one of the busiest periods of the year. One chef has come up with an inventive way to try to stay afloat amidst a tidal wave of cancellations - and you can get a piece of the action here.



Chef Tom Cenci, Head of Food for 26 Grains at both Covent Garden and Borough restaurants in London, is hosting a raffle; tickets are £10 each (there is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy) and the prize is incredible. It includes:


  • A private dinner for up to twenty people, with exclusive use of the Borough Market restaurant, Stoney Street, on a Saturday night

  • Ten-course bespoke menu, created by Chef Tom Cenci

  • Aperitifs, cocktails, wine pairings and digestifs all included

  • Breakfast goody bag for each guest to take away at the end of the night

  • Signed 26 Grains cookbook for each guest

  • 10% discount card for each guest to use at either of the restaurants in Neal's Yard or Borough Market for a whole year


Thinking of a present or for that hard-to-please family member, or a cool stocking filler? An affordable Secret Santa present someone would actually want? Or are you a business that has reluctantly decided to cancel your Christmas party - buy a bunch of these and you could be having the best celebration ever in 2022, and help keep a fabulous small business around to see another New Year.


Tickets must be purchased before midnight on 29th December 2021 and the winner will be notified by email. Ts & Cs apply. The winner will be announced on New Year's Day.


Spread a little Christmas cheer and hope this year - and if you buy a ticket after reading this and you win, please let us know, as we would love to interview you for the magazine!


Click here to buy tickets. Good luck all!







Deputy Editor, Chatting Food London: Amanda David

Freelance food writer, copywriter and blogger Amanda David is dedicated to sharing news about London’s restaurants, bars, events and general wonderfulness. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it.

She has also just launched a new website, A Cook's Bookshelf, reviewing cookbooks old and new, with side-by-side photographs of recipe illustrations next to her home-cooked version.


Follow Amanda at:

Instagram: @LondonGAT and @a_cooks_bookshelf


Screen Shot 2022-05-26 at 15.00.20.png