Ben Winstanley

Ben Winstanley


Ben has a (un)healthy obsession with all things food and drink. When he's not sat at the table of London's hottest new restaurant, he's figuring out where to eat next and scouring bar menus for the obligatory cocktail. It would all sound a bit excessive if he didn't write for a living. Though he briefly worked as commis chef in a Michelin-starred gaff, he knows he's better on the page than the pass.

Ben Winstanley's articles

In the Vic of time: the storied history of the infamous Mai Tai cocktail

Inspired by legendary bartender Trader Vic and iconic 1940s cocktails, Ben Winstanley goes in search of the perfect Mai Tai

The East London Liquor Company's new whisky

After cutting its teeth in gin and vodka, the East London Liquor Company is trying its hand at one of the first London whiskies. We take a look behind the scenes