Boston Manor Harvester Has The X Factor

Local restaurant gets a yes from Simon

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Photo via twitter Ourhai @itsourhai So @SimonCowell is at my local Harvester with @THESTEVIRITCHIE. Casual Monday evening #amazing #xfactor


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Simon Cowell switched his champagne and caviar lifestyle for scampi and chips (and two helpings of salad) at The Harvester on Boston Manor Road last night.

The unusual dining experience happened following a conversation on the ITV talent show X Factor when Simon's musical protégé, Stevi Ritchie offered to show him his home town of Colchester - along with Louis Tomlinson of One Direction.

Simon asked if they could go to a Harvester and although the pair didn't get to Colchester they did manage to fulfil Cowell’s foodie wish.

Last night (Monday 27th October) locals were amazed to see Simon Cowell at the W7 branch of the nationwide chain - soaking up the atmosphere, and tucking in to some food.

pic credit Ourhai Turkan

Seany B @OneBarrett said he was friendly and seemed to enjoy his meal and was happy to have pictures taken. He tweeted the photo below of Simon (with his pal Kieran)  saying: ''Simon Cowell in the Harvester in Boston Manor!!!'

Meanwhile the man himself Stevi Ritchie shared his excitement:

pic credit Ourhai Turkan

As for his meal at The Harvester . ..well it was a definite yes from Simon:


The Harvester? Obviously happy with the publicity they're now offering Simon (and everyone else) a free starter or sundae.

Chris Chaoul, manager at the Royal Harvester, Hanwell said:"It was as nerve wracking as judges houses but thankfully Simon gave the Harvester Salad bar the X Factor seal of approval. We wish Stevi the best of luck and hope to welcome him, and Simon back to Harvester very soon."

Harvester restaurant manager Christian Chaoul and his wife with Simon (pic credit Ourhai Turkan)

28th October 2014