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  • The Scotch Egg Challenge is back for 2022

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    It's been three long years since we last had the pleasure of a Scotch Egg Challenge but the much fought over title is back after a pandemic lull. Now retitled the Guinea Grill Scotch Egg Challenge, and hosted at The Guinea 23 in Mayfair (opposite the pub) this will be the contest's 10th anniversary. And they've brought in a top line-up of chefs and judges to up the ante.


  • Where to find London's best scotch eggs

    London's best scotch eggsThey're the perfect bar snacks and healthy competition has kept London's restaurants keeping up their A-game for serving the best scotch eggs.

  • Smoking Goat wins the 2019 Young's Scotch Egg Challenge

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    Many, many eggs were judged - but only a few could be winners. Here's what happened at the 2019 Scotch Egg Challenge.

  • The Scotch Egg Challenge 2019 shortlist is revealed

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    The Scotch Egg Challenge has become one of the highlights of London's food calendar. If you've somehow been unaware of it until now, let us educate you. Essentially, it sees some of London's top chefs descend on a pub for one night to produce what can be argued are the very best scotch eggs in London. These are all put to a jury who decide upon who to give one of London's most sought-afterawards. 

    Previous winners have

  • The Jugged Hare launches a Scotch Egg Flight

    The Jugged Hare launches a Scotch Egg Flight

    Ever read about the Scotch Egg Challenge and thought that you'd like to try it - but maybe with slightly fewer eggs? Well, The Jugged Hare in The City is here to help. They're introducing an Egg Flight just for Easter which will let you taste a whole range. This will be a basket of goose, hen,

  • Smoking Goat wins the 2018 Scotch Egg Challenge


    Islington pub The Canonbury Tavern was packed out last night with chefs and foodies all keen to discover who would be turn out this year's winning entry in the 8th Scotch Egg Challenge.

    23 restaurants and gastropubs were in the running this year and the judging panel facing all those eggs were new Sunday Times Magazine food editor Lisa Markwell, Guardian and New Statesman writer Felicity Cloake, Restaurant Magazine

  • The Draper's Arms wins the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge

    The Draper's Arms wins the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge

    Last night, the competition to REALLY test the judges taking part was unleashed as Scotch Egg Challenge 2017 took place. Those judging had to wade through 15 different scotch eggs in order to crown this year's winner - with beef, prawn, veggie, haggis and more scotch eggs being thrown into the mix.

    But of the 15 - only three went away with prizes and those were....

    • 1st place - The Drapers
  • Chefs and judges announced for the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge


    Updated 19/1/17 with shortlist

    After six years, the Scotch Egg Challenge is now one of the key dates in the London food calendar. This year's event will take place at The Canonbury in Islington on 8 February.

    Confirmed judges for the event itself include Fay Maschler from the Evening Standard, Ben Chapman of Smoking Goat and Kiln and Bob Granleese of the Guardian, while the evening will be compered by Joe

  • Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 winners are Holborn Dining Room and Princess Victoria

    Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 winners are Holborn Dining Room and Princess Victoria

    Twenty two Scotch Eggs. That's an awful lot of Scotch Eggs. This was the daunting, yet glorious prospect at this year's Scotch Egg Challenge, involving chefs from some of the country's best restaurants and gastropubs competing to come up with the finest result.

    An expert panel of judges, Fay Maschler, Groucho Club executive chef Henry Harris, the Guardian's Bob Granleese and restaurant PR Hugh Wright, had the

  • The Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 comes to Islington

    The Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 comes to Islington

    For the past few years, the Scotch Egg Challenge at the Ship has been a huge deal (and last year Hot Dinners was on judges' table too when The Cornwall Project won). But as the Ship's landlord moved to take over The Canonbury Tavern, the challenge has also moved to its new Islington home.

    So if you're a

  • Yeah Burger launches Scotch egg burgers

    Yeah burger launches Scotch egg burgers

    After donut burgers it was, we suspect, the next logical step. This is the scotch egg burger - being launched by Yeah Burger, who have a couple of residencies set up across town. It is, yes, a burger