Lucas Oakeley

Editorial Assistant

Lucas is Foodism's Editorial Assistant. He enjoys piña coladas, getting caught in the rain, and regularly eating his body weight in cured meat. He must be stopped. 

Lucas Oakeley's articles

Don't miss: 11 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend

Free punch, delicious vegan eats and a Christmas lobster feast are all ripe for the taking this weekend. What are you waiting for? Go out and enjoy yourself

Silo, Hackney: restaurant review

Sustainability is the name of the game at this zero-waste restaurant from Douglas McMaster, moved from Brighton to CRATE Brewery in Hackney Wick

Don't miss: 13 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 6 December 2019

From deep-fried turkey drumsticks at KraPow to deep-fried camembert burgers at Honest Burgers, there's plenty of excellent grub to eat this weekend. And some of it's not even deep-fried. 

Officina 00, Shoreditch: restaurant review

Serving up plates of fresh and creative pasta with an old school Italian charm, Officina 00 makes for a thrilling addition to the Shoreditch restaurant scene

15 of our favourite Advent calendars for Christmas 2019

From Bonne Maman jam, to Jack Daniel's whiskey, to Joe and Seph's popcorn, read to find the best food and drink-packed advent calendar 2019.

fodder at 12:51

Seasonal, sustainable pop-up restaurant fodder is taking over James Cochran's 12:51, restaurant for a series of three Monday night suppers in December

Monday 2 December 2019

Don't miss: 14 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 29 November 2019

Bread Ahead's opened up in Wembley, Vinegar Yard's getting a bit Christmassy and there's a hell a lot of Thanksgiving meals for you to consume this weekend

Watch: Behind the scenes at Ruby's of London

Vegan brownies, doughnuts, and cup cakes sound like something that's right up your street? You'll want to see the magic that goes on at Ruby's of London's wholesale bakery in Greenwich

18 of the best aperitivo bars in London

The Italian custom of nibbling on moreish snacks while you drink is something we can totally get on board with – especially when it's at one of these London hotspots

Why your addiction to reality cooking shows might be a good thing

When it comes to television to get your teeth into, it's reality TV - more specifically, reality cooking competitions - that win us over

The beauty of the big weekly supermarket shop

As a chance to wheel away from life’s worries, Lucas Oakeley finds that the big shop can be oddly therapeutic...

28 London Christmas menus that'll leave you feeling all sorts of festive

Tired of your family's overcooked roast? With restaurants like La Goccia, Holborn Dining Room and St. JOHN offering unique and enticing range of London Christmas menus, you've got plenty of chances to dine well this winter

Don't miss: 10 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 22 November 2019

From half-price pizza to Taste of London's winter iteration and a brand-new food hall to explore, there's plenty of exciting food and drink activities and events on this weekend

Bodega Rita’s bake sale

Bodega Rita's is celebrating its first birthday with a charity bake sale stocked with goods from some of London's finest bakeries

Sunday 1 December 2019 at 10:30 - 17:00

22 of the best steak restaurants in London

From the affordable (Flat Iron) to the fine-dining (Quality Chop House), here are some of the best steak restaurants in London that should have you mooing in pleasure

Norma, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

Ben Tish's new restaurant in Fitzrovia has a Sicily-inspired menu, a sultry ambience, and some excellent cocktails just waiting for your attention

Don't miss: 13 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 15 November 2019

Vegan brunch sounds good, right? How about a mac 'n' cheese collab between The Cheese Bar and bubbledogs? What about free cookies? There's all that and more edible goodness going on this weekend...

32 pasta restaurants in London that deserve your attention

From trendy hotspots like Padella and Anima e Cuore to classics like Locanda Locatelli and Cafe Murano, this guide to the best pasta restaurants in London should have you eating al dente in no time

Taste of London: Winter Food Festival

Taste of London is back once again its Winter Food Festival 2019, featuring great street food, chef demos, masterclasses, and more.

Thursday 21 November 2019 - Sunday 24 November 2019

CUB Christmas Fermentation Masterclass

This autumn, Hoxton based restaurant, Cub, will be hosting a Christmas-themed version of their already wildly successful fermentation masterclasses.

Wednesday 11 December 2019 - Thursday 12 December 2019