Share Your Love of Leftovers This Christmas

For a chance to win £100 to spend in a local sustainable restaurant

Participating Restaurants

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.

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.

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.

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This Christmas, residents in Hounslow can win £100 to spend in a local sustainable restaurant 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.

Cllr Corinna Smart, Hounslow’s lead member for the environment said: “Everyone has leftover food from the Christmas period – this is a great incentive for the people of Hounslow to use their imagination and win a prize to boot.

Waste food costs not only the council money to dispose of, but also residents, to the tune of £50 per household. Being creative and finding a way to turn leftovers into something delicious is definitely something we support.”

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.

December 7, 2010