Lucas Oakeley


Lucas 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

The big time: an inside look at Ave Mario, London's largest new opening

Amid the buzz of new opening Ave Mario, we talk to the Big Mamma group – also of Gloria Trattoria and Circolo Poplare – and find out why bigger is always better

Selin Kiazim: My Career in Five Dishes

Selin Kiazim's cooking has entranced Londoners for half a decade, during which she's experienced both success and setbacks. She shares her career-defining dishes

21 of the best plant-based burgers in London (that aren’t the Impossible Burger)

While the Impossible Burger isn't available in the UK yet, there's plenty of Beyond Meat and Moving Mountains options to be had. Here are the best plant-based burgers in London for the vegans and non-vegans out there

20 of the best non alcoholic beers London

From big guns in the beer game like Mikkeller and BrewDog to purely alcohol-free breweries such as Lucky Saint and Coast Beer Co, this list of the best non alcoholic beers London has got should help you separate the wheat from the chaff

Peckham Cellars, Peckham: restaurant review

Queen's Road has become royally better since the opening of Peckham Cellars – a restaurant and wine bar that's a refreshing reminder of what hospitality is all about

Don't miss: 18 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend

Featuring the launch of Selin Kiazim’s Oklava Wine + Bakery, an eco-conscious new residency at Crispin, and some tasty bevs from the people at Fourpure, there’s plenty of great eating and drinking to be done this weekend

Mamma mia! The 20 best regional Italian restaurants in London

Whether you're after Puglian pasta or a Roman ragu, London has got plenty of regional Italian restaurants that do more than just pizza.

Don't miss: 11 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 10 January 2020

Not only are there a load of new vegan menus out there to help you get through Veganuary, but there's plenty of soft launches to help you get through the back to work blues, too

Lucky & Joy, Hackney: restaurant review

Lucky & Joy has opened up its permanent home on Lower Clapton Road. We’d suggest paying it a visit for interest-piquing plates of Chinese-insired cooking served in a visually arresting space

Don't succumb to Christmas food waste: Here's why leftovers should be the main attraction

With food waste becoming an ever-growing problem in the UK, we discuss the importance of leftovers

Where to spend New Year's Eve in London 2019

From Indian feasts to fried chicken and champagne parties, we've rounded up the best places to eat and drink your way into 2020 in London. You are most welcome

Don't miss: 13 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 20 December 2019

From stacked Christmas sandwiches and burgers to a winter menu at Bellamy's that includes boatloads of caviar, there's plenty of excellent eating and drinking for you to get up to this weekend

The story of piri piri chicken: a trip to Faro, Portugal with Casa do Frango

Piri piri chicken has become a staple in the UK thanks to its addictive mix of char and spice, but under that crunchy skin is a story that's just as engaging. We joined the team behind Casa do Frango in the Algarve to explore its origin

Don't miss: 11 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 13 December 2019

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