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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

Ollie Templeton: My Career in Five Dishes

As it approaches its fifth birthday, Marylebone mainstay Carousel is a restaurant whose mission statement is as unrivalled as ever. We meet head chef Ollie Templeton, and survey the five dishes that have defined the journey so far

Flor, London Bridge: restaurant review

The long-awaited second restaurant from the team behind Lyle’s is a cute, cosy space that serves great wine and deceptively simple small plates of astonishing quality

10 Heddon Street, Mayfair: restaurant residency review

In the site that used to house Magpie, the enterprising Chris Leach and David Carter have created a six-month residency, serving vibrant dishes of fresh pasta and house-made charcuterie

Coqfighter, Soho: restaurant review

The Aussie-owned street-food-trader-turned-restaurant offers a pared-down but effective menu of Korean- and Japanese-inspired fried chicken dishes

Mere, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

After cutting her teeth in the Roux family’s kitchens, Monica Galetti shows craft, confidence and plenty of imagination at her first solo restaurant

Bob Bob Cité, City of London: restaurant review

They say good things come to those who wait, and that’s exactly the case at the Cheesegrater’s new resident restaurant Bob Bob Cité

Goodwood Estate, Chichester: hotel review

With bountiful farmland and some of the most enviable facilities in the UK, Goodwood Estate is a country-leading food retreat in waiting

The Court, Soho: restaurant and members' club review

This new members' club in Soho brings some serious food and drink credentials to its velvet-decked underground lounge and dining room

Gloria Trattoria, Shoreditch: restaurant review

The newest opening from the Big Mamma group brings big flavours, bigger portions and, of course, a queue, to a buzzing spot Shoreditch

Rohit Ghai: My Career in Five Dishes

Perhaps better known as the guiding hand behind many of London’s greatest contemporary Indian restaurants, Rohit Ghai has recently gone it alone with Kutir and KoolCha

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

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