The Leon Dinner Party – Introducing the amazing Banana Split

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Henry from Leon (@henry_leon) hosted a dinner party at their Ludgate Circus Branch the other evening. From talking to the other guests, most of us didn’t even know that Leon was open for dinner. The Ludgate Circus branch use to be my local lunch takeaway place when I worked up the road in Fleet Street and I used to love the old incarnation of their Smoked Mackerel Superfood Salad, now sadly discontinued.

I am going to start at the end and work backwards as the star of the evening was the debut of the Leon Banana Split. It was 3 scoops of ice cream, banana, raspberry coulis, L’artisan du chocolat caramel sauce and organic whizzed up cream, I think. Oh and the toasted nuts on top that completed it. This was so scrumptios and enormous that it had to be shared between 2 except some people managed to have 2. (@jezmd :-)) If we didn’t have so many course before hand I might have just managed the whole thing. Anyway, it was so good I have to show you 2 pics of it here.

The Leon banana split


For the rest of the meal, we were served a massive array from their menu.


Didn’t get around to taking the pics til some of the dishes were demolished you can see. Here are just some of them – Chilli chicken, brown rice with lemon and toasted seeds, garlic and chilli broccoli, sunshine salad of edamame, green beans and peas and the Leon gobi.

We also had the grilled halloumi, sweet potato falafel (which didn’t work that well) , grilled chorizo and hummus. All together way too much food and as most of our table were women, we really didn’t do it justice. It just seemed like an unending stream of dishes and non stop flow of wine.

Quite a few twitter foodies were there so it was great to meet a few more people who have so far been identified only via their avatars. Thanks Henry for a great evening.

The Fabulous Shoes


Most of us ignored/ forgot about the fabulous shoes requirement per the invited except for Tracy (@buyingagent). Here is a pic of the lovely shoes and since no once else made much of an effort, she deserves a prize.


The host Henry and Hannah of Nourish PR.

The Leon banana split – the close up


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