What Is Thirty One Seventy Five?

It’s a blog about eating and drinking in London, with a focus on affordable excellence. I once (knowingly, foolishly) spent £31.75 on a stomach-buggeringly bad steak at one of those miserable Aberdeen Angus Steak Houses the tourists love, and vowed to a) never return and b) spend the rest of my time in London seeking out what £31.75 per head might bring a hungry person instead.

I also offer words of mouth at guardian.co.uk and write for NME, GQ, Rough Guides, the Sunday Times and various others.

Email timchester.freelance@gmail.com or follow my tweets if you’re so inclined.

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Ashka Thacker March 25, 2010 at 10:53 am

Hi there,
There is a new restaurant opening soon in the London Bridge area called Platform. I am writing from Handmade, we are doing their PR. It is a new kind of eating experiece, ‘gate to plate’ as the restaurant has its own Devonshire farm so will be using cuts of meat straight from there. If this sounds like something you would be interested in writing about then please do contact me and I can send over more information to you by email.
Many thanks.


Kathryn March 31, 2010 at 12:13 am

Hi there,

Hope you are well. There is a new bar/restaurant call Platform that offers an interesting ‘Gate to Plate’ dining experience and I would like to invite you for our launch party. Is this something that would interest you?

Please email me at kathryn@handmade.uk.com and I could send you further information [invitation,menu,etc].

I hope to hear from you soon!

Kind Regards,
Kathryn Kee


timchester April 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm

See you there


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Hristina July 13, 2010 at 10:41 am


My name’s Hristina and I’m writing from http://blog.groupon.co.uk/
I’ve been contacting interesting food bloggers from London, and I came across you. I love the whole idea behind thirtyoneseventyfive !

I’d really like to feature you on our blog as a guest blogger, maybe with a post like “My Top £31.75 experiences in London” or something like that. We can have a short intro, linking to your platforms, and an explanation about your blog and yourself. Have a look at our blog, and let me know if you’d be interested,



+44 (0)203 008 4715
+44 (0)780 702 9772
skype ID: hristina.h.


timchester July 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Hey Hristina – thanks for getting in touch. It sounds great. Can you email me at tpchester@gmail.com with your address and we can work something out?


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adele December 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm


I hope you are well. I have just found your blog and would love to invite you to glo restaurant and bar to review it. They are based in both Reading and Walton on Thames, Walton on Thames is just 25min from Waterloo.

If you would like to pop down we would be thrilled and obviously organise a complimentary table for two.



Juliet Busuulwa February 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Hello Tim,

A new place to work, meet, eat and be inspired is about to be born. Central is about creating a space for interesting, passionate, driven people to go and work that isn’t an office or your home but has everything you need to grow your business or your career. Be that a desk, a coffee or connecting with someone in possession of the knowledge or skill you have been searching for to close that all important project.

We are launching in beta. This is exciting as it means we are investing in listening to people’s opinions. That said, we have come across your blog and are intrigued about what you have to say on food. We are holding a show and tell session on this matter on Thursday 17th at Farm Collective 91 Cowcross Street, Farringdon and would very much like you to join us.

If you are interested in discussing what food should be served in a collaborative place to work, meet eat and be inspired, or more importantly, being a part of this new and exciting concept, then please contact me now to book your place.

To find out more about Central visit us at:

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kindest regards,

Juliet Busuulwa


Caru Sanders March 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

Hi there,

I hope you are well. I look after Stoke Place and The Olde Bell, both of which have had some exciting developments lately. The Garden Room at Stoke Place, which serves a twist on traditional country house fare has just been awarded four stars by the AA Guide and two rosettes and has been recommended for a third.

The Olde Bell has a brand new kitchen triumvirate who are pushing their nature dictated dining and nostaligic cooking agendas further than ever. They plan to be 20 per cent self sufficient by July and they are introducing a’la carte breakfasts. Local sourcing continues to be a key factor and they are introducing foraging and incorporating foraged finds such as scurvy grass into their dishes.

I would be delighted to organise a stay for you and a guest for you to experience the restaurants or I could arrange to accompany you myself.

Please see attached releases and let me know if the restaurants are of interest.

Very best,


Carû Sanders


Delilah PR

T: 020 7249 9466

M: 07834 351297


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The cake is a family recipe which is homemade using fresh ingredients and completely free of any artificial flavours and colouring. The unique selling point of the Arapina cake is its incredible, juicy and full of dark chocolate flavour texture and the fact that it contains far less calories than you would expect.

We have had great feedback from our clients and from important professionals in the food sector. For example, Katie Peck from Peck Nutrition is writing on Arapina’s blog and is recommending the cake to anyone who is on a diet but does not want to give up the amazing taste of chocolate. Also the Head pastry chef of Dorchester hotel is writing on our blog recommending the cake to everyone who loves chocolate and cakes.

So if you would like to taste our juicy, chocolaty and utterly delicious Arapina cake we would deliver it to your door step and you can provide us with your precious feedback. If you find the cake to be as amazing as everyone else thinks it is, we hope that you may even decide to write about it on your blog!

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We are a new restaurant in Clapton, Hackney serving up modern Mediterranean cuisine, and some fantastic cocktails. We have built up a popular brunch following in the area, and have recently also started a Sunday roast.

As fans of your blog we would love to feature somewhere if possible and would like to invite you down to review us and sample some of the food and beverages for yourself. We have a really cosy and friendly vibe here.

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