Jon Hawkins

Jon Hawkins


Jon is Foodism's ex-editor-in-chief, and a man who'll do (almost) anything and go (almost) anywhere for a dry-aged rib-eye. Ask him nicely and he'll talk for hours about the optimum martini ratio (5:1, if you're interested) – ask him even more nicely and he'll shut up about it. When he's not full of steak or gin, you'll mostly find him on his bike.

Jon Hawkins's articles

Inside Kanpai, London's first craft sake brewery

The words 'Peckham craft brewery' often relate to beer, but not in the case of Kanpai, London's only sake producer. We meet brewer Tom Wilson, who’s adapting ancient techniques to create a distinctly modern drink

Sacred ground: how the traditional food and drink of Puglia is keeping Italy's past alive and well

The southern Italian region of Puglia is home to some of the best produce – and the most passionate artisans – in the country. We get a taste of what drives this unique food culture

The Foodist: sustainability in three issues

In a one-off column, new editor-in-chief Jon Hawkins reflects on three sustainability issues and counting

Oxalis, Brixton: restaurant review

Following successful residencies in East Dulwich and Soho, Oxalis – AKA nomadic duo Nick Ross and Max de Nahlik – bring their super-stylish, seasonal cooking to Brixton

Native, London Bridge: restaurant review

A new space near Borough Market has given British produce champions Native more room for their creative, eclectic cooking – and their diners – to breathe

The Petersham, Covent Garden: restaurant review

The swanky new Covent Garden outpost of Richmond icon Petersham Nurseries makes the most of a stunning setting, seasonal British produce, and a lot of flowers

Roux at the Landau, Marylebone: restaurant review

The Langham hotel's Michel Roux Jr-led restaurant has emerged from its renovation with a new casual-fine dining look, and there's a reworked menu to go alongside it

The Foodism guide to... Cornwall

Cornwall excels in views and food. In Watergate Bay Hotel, we found a place that celebrates both

The Foodism guide to... The Lake District

The Lakes have beauty and great food in abundance. Here's some unmissable drinking and dining spots you need to check out while you're there

An inside look at Harrods' new Roastery and Bake Hall

The first phase in a comprehensive revamp of Harrods' famed food halls has just been completed, and there's even more to come. We explore the Knightsbridge store's impressive new offering

Coal Rooms, Peckham: restaurant review

Tucked away in the former ticket office of Peckham Rye station, Coal Rooms uses its Grade II-listed space to showcase big-flavoured, hearty cooking

Sparrow, Lewisham: restaurant review

The south-east borough of Lewisham gets a proper neighbourhood restaurant to go with its (seemingly never-ending) status as one of London's up and comers

Ormer, Mayfair | Restaurant review

Jersey fine dining gets a Mayfair makeover as Shaun Rankin brings Ormer to the understated Flemings Hotel

Restaurant review: Vineet Bhatia London, Chelsea

The Indian chef's Chelsea restaurant serves up refined, high-end Indian fusion cooking in informal surrounds

Pop-up review: Borough Plates, London Bridge

The former offices of Borough Market are a fitting spot for this sociable pop up, where products from nearby traders get the small-plates treatment

Art and craft: what goes into a craft beer brand's label?

In a fiercely competitive market, how you brand your bottle can matter almost as much as the beer inside. Here's how some of our favourite breweries do it…

Restaurant review: Palatino, Clerkenwell

This new casual joint in Clerkenwell from Stevie Parle (of Dock Kitchen, Craft London and Rotorino fame) celebrates Roman food both old and new

Restaurant review: Temple & Sons, City of London

A literal stone's throw from sister restaurant City Social, Jason Atherton's Temple & Sons brings fun and nostalgia to the Square Mile party

Dream team: the turkey farm guarded by alpacas

In a green field 40 miles west of London, a team of alpacas are helping to protect some very special turkeys. We meet the Copas family to find out more

Review: the Korean menu at Galvin at Windows, Mayfair

They may have held on to their Michelin star for the eighth year running, but the team at lofty Park Lane icon Galvin at Windows aren't playing it safe: for the month of October, they've gone Korean