Love Your Leftovers This Christmas

Send your recipes and you could be a winner

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Participating Restaurants

Charlotte's Place celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009 and continues to draw locals in their droves week in week out. Chef Greg Martin sources his ingredients with great care and is always committed to using seasonal and local British produce. Drawing on mainly British, French and Italian influences you will find modern & traditional cooking in equal measure on the monthly changing menu.

Charlotte's Bistro is proud to be independent and local family owned to this day. As part of our commitment to sustainability and local produce we source only high quality English and Welsh meat, our fish is delivered daily direct from Cornwall and most of our fruit and veg comes from Andreas over the road.

Sam’s Brasserie and Bar joined the Sustainable Restaurant Association because we strongly believe in our responsibility to sustainability and know that we may well be judged on our social and environmental performance.

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This Christmas, residents in Ealing can win £100 to spend in a local sustainable restaurant - like Charlotte's Place - or a hamper full of eco goodies, simply by sharing their best Christmas leftover tips.

We all know how much food we can end up wasting at Christmas – all those soggy sprouts and turkey trimmings we never get round to eating. In fact, it’s estimated that residents in West London will throw out a whopping 16,500 tonnes of perfectly edible food over the festive period costing each household around £50.

That’s why the West London Waste Authority has launched a fantastic competition for residents to swap their best recipes for making the most of their lovely leftovers. All you need to do is send in a recipe for either a starter, main meal or desert using at least two items of leftovers from your Christmas dinner. A panel of judges will then pick the tastiest recipe that uses leftovers most creatively.

The prize, which the winner can choose, is either a £100 voucher to spend in one of three local restaurants that are members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association*, or a hamper packed with foodie goodies including; weighing scales, storage containers, Good Food and Good Housekeeping cookbooks, bag clips, a fridge thermometer, measuring jug and spoons.

The closing date for entries is 23 January 2011. Send your recipe (with full instructions) to or by post to Waste Minimisation Coordinator, WLWA, Mogden Works, Modgen Lane, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 7LP. Make sure you also include:

your name,
your address and contact details,
what you had for Christmas dinner, and
a photo of you with your leftovers meal (optional).

Visit for competition terms and conditions or to find out more about reducing food waste this Christmas.

* Charlotte's Place
* Charlotte's Bistro
* Sam's Brasserie and Bar

December 08, 2010