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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

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

CUB Pre-Christmas Fermentation Masterclass

This autumn, Hoxton based restaurant, Cub, will be hosting a festive version of their already wildly successful fermentation masterclasses

Wednesday 13 November 2019 - Thursday 14 November 2019

Mondo Good Harvest Festival

Mondo is hosting a mini-festival of beer on 9 November, featuring street food from the likes of Dishoom and 10 Greek Street

Saturday 9 November 2019

Don't miss: 15 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 8 November

A load of birthday celebrations, tea-leaf cocktail readings and some rather tasty discount offers are all in this week's weekend guide

Kolamba, Soho: restaurant review

Kingly Street newcomer Kolamba is the perfect place to come and feast on traditional Sri Lankan cuisine cooked with a whole lot of love.

Ever heard of emission free food transportation? Here's why pirate ships might be the future of food

Companies like Fairtransport may be making food miles a positive thing thanks to smart plans to move food across oceans emission free

Hungry? Read Foodism's guide to where to eat in King's Cross

Fancy joining the crowd at the never-ending queue at Dishoom? How about eating at a vegan cafe in a YMCA? Or eating the best damn sandwich this side of the city? All that, and more, can be found in our guide on where to eat and drink in King's Cross

Don't miss: 14 things to eat, drink and do in London this weekend: 1 November 2019

New restaurant and coffee shop openings galore all make the cut in this week's weekend guide alongside some big Día de Muertos bashes