WIN: A Michelin-starred meal for two at Phil Howard’s Elystan Street

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 12th October 2017


The Staff canteen is celebrating! We’ve now got over a 100,000 followers on Instagram and as a reward to all of our amazing page fans we have called in a few favours from some of the top chefs in the UK.

Today we have a three course lunch for two to give away from chef owner Phil Howard at Elystan Street, London which received its first star in the Michelin Guide UK 2018 last week.

** Please note this prize is only valid for lunch Monday-Saturday and does not include drinks.

How to enter….

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You can only enter this competition on our Instagram so head over there now!

To win you must follow @thestaffcanteen and @elystanstreet – then, like the competition post on The Staff Canteen Instagram page, tag friends you would take with you to Elystan Street and share the post on your own Instagram feed with #thestaffcanteen100

Please also follow @champagnepommeryuk @welovemaple @stonenotebook @chef_works @chefiiiii

The competition is open for entries from 9am today until 4pm – the winner will be announced on our Instagram story at 5.30pm

Note: The prize destination and products are final and are not transferable, a voucher will be sent to the winner in order for them to claim their prize and the winner must book in advance

*Please carefully read the full terms and conditions here before entering

He opened The Square with Nigel Platts Martin in 1991 and remained at the helm for 25 years – with his food enjoying huge consumer success and great critical acclaim. He held two Michelin stars for 17 years.Phil’s work life as a chef started at Roux Restaurants in 1988 having decided not to pursue a career in Microbiology, a degree which he attained at the University of Kent. From here he moved on to train under Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s and Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum.

Phil Howard and michelin star at Elystan Street

Phil Howard and head chef Toby Burrowes

with their Michelin star at Elystan Street

The reputation for his cooking has been forged through the delivery of pleasure through harmony of flavour rather than technical wizardry or innovation.

Upon leaving The Square Phil came to feel that he had unfinished business with food in London and whilst this philosophy will remain very much in place at Elystan Street the content of the cooking will evolve. The desire to cook simpler food prevails and with a greater emphasis on pure, clean and lighter dishes – full of vitality and flavour.

To book a table at Elystan Street click here or you can call: 020 7628 5005

The lucky winner will also get:

One customized chef’s notebook from Stone - Stone notebook is designed and built for chefs. Made from stone paper and vegan leather, the Stone is completely water and grease proof, and is packed full of features that make it the new must have tool for chefs.

A bottle of Pommery Grand Cru Vintage Champagne 2006 - a perfect fizz for a Michelin stared chef.  Pommery's rare wine is blended from an exclusive range of seven grand cru vineyards and from a single exceptional vintage.  Enjoy sipping this beautiful chilled Champagne with or without food.  It’s irresistibly good!

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From R to L: Berkeley Bib in Black denim from the Chef Works,  Stone notebook, Pommery Grand Cru Vintage Champagne 2006 

Maple Syrup gift set - The lucky winner will receive a unique selection of 100% pure Canadian maple products. Increasingly used by some of the UKs top chefs and chocolatiers, the pack contains everything from maple syrup to maple vinegar. If you’d like more information about the products please get in touch: [email protected]

Handcrafted leather chef’s knife roll from Chefi - Hand crafted genuine leather knife roll created for passionate chefs by a chef. The best gift any  chef can buy for themselves is a  Chefi!

One Berkeley Bib in Black denim from the Chef Works Urban Apron Collection, complete with detachable Desert Sand braces, can be personalised with 11 other coloured braces (sold separately).

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From R to L: Handcrafted leather chef’s knife roll from Chefi and Maple Syrup gift set

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 12th October 2017

WIN: A Michelin-starred meal for two at Phil Howard’s Elystan Street