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

How food and drink brands are tackling sustainability

Inspiring, visionary and dedicated: meet the companies and organisations that are leading the way when it comes to sustainability – and learn how you can, too

Flavour of the Week: The Frog E1

Rising star Adam Handling goes out on his own with The Frog, a none-more-Shoreditch industrial space where his high-impact cooking gets plenty of space to shine

Flavour of the Week: The Harcourt

Traditional boozer meets modern Nordic-inspired cooking on a quiet Marylebone side street. The Harcourt probably shouldn’t work, but it does

The craft beer revolution and the art of the homebrew

Once an important differentiator, 'craft beer is a term that’s fast becoming ubiquitous. We talk to some of the beer revolution's guiding lights, and find that the best way to keep it craft is to do it yourself

Morito Hackney Road, Hoxton: restaurant review

Sam and Sam Clark add a new and sexy outpost on Hackney Road to the existing Exmouth Road favourite. Expect sharing plates and lots of sherry

Flavour of the Week: Osteria

The Barbican gets a brand new flagship restaurant, where classic Italian cooking and cocktails are given a 'bistronomy' makeover by Michelin-starred Anthony Demetre

Learning to make booze with fruit at Cornwall's Eden Project

There's a whole lot of fruit in Britain that's waiting to be turned into alcohol. We head to Cornwall's Eden project for a lesson in apple alchemy

Flavour of the Week: Wazen

This week, we find ourselves distracted by the sheer beauty of the dishes at Wazen in King's Cross – but we're pleased to say they more than deliver on taste, too

Going behind the trend of long ageing in the world of high-end beef

For extreme beef flavour, it’s all about age. We find out why dry-ageing and older cows have become catnip for adventurous eaters

Flavour of the Week: Antidote

This week, we take a trip to inventive Carnaby Street wine haven Antidote

Flavour of the Week: Lobos Meat & Tapas

You're never stuck for food options in Borough, and new neighbourhood-style tapas joint Lobos Meat & Tapas keeps the bar high.

Peckham's cutting-edge boutique knifemaker Blenheim Forge

The founders of Blenheim Forge made their first kitchen knife in the back garden of their Peckham home. It took two years of trying and failing to make anything as good again, but it was worth the wait

Flavour of the Week: Verden

Slick but friendly winebar and restaurant with clever cooking, stellar wines and a street-corner location in Clapton.

Corner Room, Bethnal Green: restaurant review

Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel is blessed with not one, but two fantastic restaurant, and evidently the competition’s no bad thing

Flavour of the Week: Peyote

13 Cork Street, W1S 3NS; peyoterestaurant.comNearest Tube: Green ParkWHAT'S THE DRAW: High-end Mexican, with some Mayfair gloss and a few authentic rough edges

Flavour of the Week: Dim sum at Hutong

When it comes to being lazy, you have to pick your moments. Sleeping at work, for example, isn't ideal. But tiny parcels of food that you barely have to chew, l

Number 90, Hackney Wick: restaurant review

A restaurant and bar in the middle of a canal-side multi-use arts space on an industrial estate in Hackney Wick, Number 90 sounds suspiciously like a Portlandia

Flavour of the Week: Sticks'n'Sushi

Two years after its introduction to the capital's food scene, Danish-Japanese fusion Sticks'n'Sushi has just opened its second London location. Jon Hawkins finds out what the fuss is about.