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Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Editor

Mike was born to eat and drink, so it's lucky he's editor of Foodism. His favourite cocktail is a negroni, his favourite wines are from California, his favourite spirit is whisky (with and without the 'e') and his favourite food probably changes too often to list. Maybe pizza. In what little other free time he has, he withstands being routinely disappointed at the home of his beloved Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Mike Gibson's articles

Jun Tanaka: my career in five dishes

With a CV full of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city, Jun Tanaka had a wealth of experience to take into his first solo venture The Ninth. We get to grips with a chef who wears his influences on his sleeve, but whose style is all his own

Lobby Bar, Shoreditch: bar review

At the Ace Hotel's newly renovated Lobby Bar, we find a menu of drinks and snacks that'll attract more than just the preeminent boutique hotel's residents

Bassoon Bar, Westminster: bar review

At a classic Westminster hotel, an influx of East London bartending royalty is shaking things up

Andrew Wong: my career in five dishes

With unbounding confidence, restless ambition and a drive to make Chinese cuisine better understood in this country, Andrew Wong is a chef on a mission. We talk to him about the dishes that have shaped his life, and his professional career

Quaglino's, St James's: restaurant review

A modern relic off St. James's Street is restored to its past glories with the arrival of Nuno Goncalves, a head chef with serious credentials, and a renewed focus on ambitious cocktail-making

Lino, Clerkenwell: restaurant review

In an old factory building, Richard Falk’s Lino serves up modern British and European dishes from an eclectic and confident menu

Nine Lives, Bermondsey: bar review

In Bermondsey's Nine Lives, a sustainable ethos meets a drinks list chock-full of innovation a stone's throw from London Bridge

Borealis, Borough: restaurant review

Soren Jessen’s Borealis is a treasure trove in a slightly unloved part of Borough, with snacking and dining menus inspired by the Nordics

Kutir, Chelsea: restaurant review

In a townhouse in Chelsea, Rohit Ghai's Kutir proves he's still very much at the forefront of contemporary Indian dining in London

Sam & Sam Clark: our career in five dishes

At London icons Moro and Morito, Sam and Sam Clark stirred a passion for home-style Moorish food, cooked with love and made to share. They talk us through five career-defining dishes

Following Bubbledogs to the World Hot Dog Championships in Copenhagen

From bar snacks to tasting menus, culinary power couple Sandia Chang and James Knappett have the dining spectrum covered. We join them as they step up to the next challenge: Copenhagen's World Hot Dog Championships

The Frog Hoxton: restaurant review

The relaunched East London outpost of Adam Handling's restaurant operation combines the creative cooking you'd expect with arty interiors and a downstairs speakeasy

The rise and rise of sourdough baking

The popularity of sourdough is at an all-time high. We dive into what makes it so special, after spending an afternoon judging at the World Bread Awards

Rambla, Soho: restaurant review

The biggest restaurant from Catalan-American chef Victor Garvey builds on a burgeoning Soho empire, bringing a characteristically authentic taste of Barcelona to Dean Street

St Leonards, Shoreditch: restaurant review

The new Shoreditch restaurant from Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke builds on their flair for straightforward dishes designed to deliver maximum flavour.

Adam Handling: my career in five dishes

Adam Handling is a chef unwilling to be defined by a particular style, and his signature dishes reflect his hunger for creativity

How Lavazza conquered the world of coffee

After 120 years at the top of Italian coffee culture, and with one of the most ambitious construction projects in modern Italy, family-owned Lavazza is adjusting to a new reality

Cognac: shining the light on this famed French spirit

A trip to four very different cognac houses shows how a spirit born of tradition is entering a new era

Nieves Barragan Mohacho: my career in five dishes

First at Fino and Barrafina, and now at Sabor, Nieves Barragán Mohacho has earned a legion of fans by faithfully reproducing traditional Spanish recipes. The results, as these five dishes prove, are often magical

The Foodist: two centuries of Simpson's in the Strand

A trip to a genuine relic reminds Foodism's editor Mike Gibson that London's food scene has a history that's unmatched