Lydia Winter

Lydia Winter editor


Lydia suffers from constant food FOMO, which means she has to eat everything she comes across (except coriander). When not thinking about her next meal, she can be found stalking other people's cats – or trotting the globe for, er, her next meal.

Lydia Winter's articles

The Foodism guide to Bruton, Somerset

Fancy a trip to the gastronomic capital of Bruton? We've rounded up our guide to the best place to eat, drink and explore in Bruton

New film project Molca tells the stories behind traditional Mexican food

A new platform shares long-form and recipe videos telling the story of the traditional Mexican cooking found in Oaxaca's mezcal distilleries

Manteca, Shoreditch: restaurant review

A temple to the gods of carbs and cured meat: Manteca finally found a permanent home in Shoreditch, and here's why we're very glad it did

Bar Crispin, Soho: restaurant review

At the much-anticipated second site from Spitalfields' Crispin, we find a wine bar with a supporting menu of beautiful small plates, and we like it. We like it a lot

A sommelier's guide to the German wine regions and grapes to try now

More affordable than the French appellations and better for pairing with food: why we should all be drinking more German wine

Maker's Mark managing director Rob Samuels on his family's whisky legacy

With nearly 70 years in the whisky business, Maker's Mark is a family-run brand that continues the vision of its founders, says managing director Rob Samuels over a tasting at The Whisky Shop in Piccadilly

The Barbary Next Door, Covent Garden: restaurant review

As London drifts into the endless grey of winter, we find vibrant, life-affirming, cockle-warming food and service at The Barbary Next Door, the new opening from the acclaimed Palomar Group

Mam Sham: the best friends ripping up the influencer rulebook

Hosts, presenters, events organisers, comedians: Maria K Georgiou and Rhiannon Butler of Mam Sham talk food, friendship and the serious business of being funny

Big Jo and Jolene: My Career in Five Dishes

The founders of Primeur, Western's Laundry, Jolene and more share the five dishes that have defined their career to date, with a razor-sharp focus on ultra-sustainable supply chains

Meal kit review: Otto by Phil Howard

Pasta kits get polished up by Phil Howard, chef of Michelin-starred Elystan Street, with restaurant-quality produce and a magical secret ingredient...

The best butchers in London for ethically sourced meat

Don't plan your barbecue before reading this: we've tracked down the best butchers in London to take your grill game to the next level

Meal kit review: Lyle's mid-week meal kit

Lyle's new meal kit is low on effort, high on flavour and as close to a restaurant meal as you'll get. Here's what to expect

Margot Henderson: My Career in Five Dishes

Rochelle Canteen's Margot Henderson has just been awarded an OBE for her services to the culinary arts. She gives us the low-down on her career in London

Tier 2 dining in London: outdoor spaces for a Covid-safe meal

Group dining isn't as impossible as you'd think. Here are the best London restaurants with outdoor spaces where you can sit with people outside your household

Rita Ora on her new tequila, how to make a margarita, and turning 30

When you've amassed several number one music singles and been nominated for an Oscar, what's next? For Rita Ora, it's launching an award-winning tequila brand

Rondo, Holborn: Restaurant review

The Hoxton brings nose-to-tail dining and wines on tap to Holborn with Rondo, in partnership with the Quality Chop House's Will Lander

Townsend, Whitechapel: Restaurant review

The Whitechapel Gallery applies its forward-thinking approach to art to food with Townsend, a modern dining room showcasing the best of seasonal produce

Kimpton De Witt, Amsterdam: hotel review

In the Kimpton De Witt hotel, Amsterdam has a new hideaway where you can sip cocktails by London legend Mr Lyan. We pitch up to visit a new old favourite

Maremma, Brixton: restaurant review

We take a tour of the Tuscan region of Maremma with our tastebuds at Brixton's new neighbourhood favourite

Honey & Smoke, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

In a sleek space on Great Portland Street, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich are quietly creating a menu that's good enough to shout about