Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson


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

Ormer Mayfair by Sofian: restaurant review

At this reinvented restaurant at Flemings Mayfair hotel, the young and talented Sofian Msetfi serves eclectic but nuanced tasting menus in a gently opulent setting

The Foodism guide to Barcelona, Spain

With a rich cultural tapestry, vibrant restaurant scene and pretty reliable year-round sun, Barcelona is basically the perfect city getaway. Especially when you delve into its thriving cocktail industry, as Mike Gibson discovers.

BiBi, Mayfair: restaurant review

At this acclaimed recent opening, chef-patron Chet Sharma refines his take on Indian accented brasserie dishes in a laid-back Mayfair dining room

Akoko, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

With seasoned chef Theo Clench in the kitchen, the Nigerian-run Akoko is the site of beautiful fine-dining experimentation with the flavours of West Africa

Sumi, Notting Hill: restaurant review

The more casual sister venue to Endo at the Rotunda serves bright and inventive sushi and small plates that are perfect for a light-ish lunch or a quick dinner

Pali Hill, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

Avinash Shashidhara's restaurant is all about contemporary Indian comfort food, underpinned by the chef's training at some of London's best restaurants

Above at Hide, Piccadilly: restaurant review

Gently refreshed for the post-pandemic world, Ollie Dabbous’s beautiful destination restaurant offers up one of the most thoughtful tasting menus in town

The Tapas Room, Peckham: restaurant review

The Peckham site of this thriving neighbourhood tapas restaurant group balances a classic menu with some contemporary flourishes

Cin Cin, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

The Brighton restaurant's first London outpost brings sunny Italian sharing plates to a knockout location in the middle of Fitzrovia

Evelyn's Table, Soho: restaurant review

The hidden restaurant underneath historic pub The Blue Posts is home to inventive, beautiful and fun set menus from Luke, Nat and Theo Selby

James Knappett: My Career in Five Dishes

As he prepares to reopen the acclaimed, revamped Kitchen Table, chef James Knappett reflects on five of his kitchen’s defining creations, each one inspired by his personal history

The Red Duck, Balham: restaurant review

Beautifully executed versions of British-Chinese restaurant favourites make Chi San's first solo venture a surefire hit right from the off

Ben Tish: My Career in Five Dishes

Ben Tish on his path to falling in love with the lesser-known flavours of Moorish cuisine, found in the dishes of Norma, his restaurant in Fitzrovia

Bob Bob Ricard, Soho: restaurant review

This stalwart of the London dining scene remains a reliable option for a blowout – and isn't always the wallet-busting proposition you might expect

Joy at Portobello: restaurant review

The former Dock Kitchen site has been reinvented as a beautiful shop and restaurant that showcases Stevie Parle's effortlessly elegant modern European cooking

The Light Bar, Shoreditch: restaurant review

The early signs at this revamped post-industrial gem, housed in an enormous split-level former power station, suggest it could be one of the openings of 2021

The Clove Club at Home: meal kit review

When it comes to at-home fine-dining options, few can match The Clove Club’s long-awaited effort for both ease of use and scale of ambition

Iberica Feast at Home: meal kit review

A meal kit from the Spanish importer and restaurant group showcases tapas dishes simple in their make-up but often exquisite in execution

Darjeeling Express: meal kit review

Asma Khan's flavourful, creative take on regional Indian dishes is showcased beautifully in Darjeeling Express's meal kits, released exclusively on Big Night

Empire Biryani: meal kit review

The meal-kit arm of the excellent Gunpowder restaurant group pulls no punches with flavour, serving flagship biryanis alongside grilled meats and curries