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

Flavour of the Week: OXO Tower Restaurant

Glamour dining returns to the OXO Tower after a complete renovation to its flagship restaurant, presided over by head chef Jeremy Bloor.

A Year in Food: Lavazza Calendar 2014

Check out Martin Schoeller's Inspiring Chefs, seven unique and inventive photographs of some of the world's top chefs, shot for Lavazza's 2014 calendar.

Local Heroes: Anti-Valentine's

This Valentine's Day, it's all about getting down and dirty. Food-wise, that is.

Flavour of the Week: Bird of Smithfield

Alan Bird, former head chef at the Ivy, brings great British comfort food to a five-floor Georgian townhouse on Smithfield Street.

Flavour of the Week: Jago

Head chef Louis Solley pays tribute to his East London Jewish roots with a menu full of Ashkenazi and Middle Eastern small plates.

Flavour of the Week: Ramusake

 Rock-star chef Scott Hallsworth of Kurobuta brings a new, intimate venue to Kensington, inspired by the izakayas (that's private members' restaurants to you and me) of Japan.

Flavour of the Week: Quaglino's

A renovation sees this modern relic – open since 1929 – brought firmly up to date.

Flavour of the Week: Carom

A far cry from your local curry house, the refurbished Carom brings an eclectic menu of contemporary pan-Indian dishes to Wardour Street.

Flavour of the Week: Ben's Canteen

No-fuss, no frills and with a buzzy atmosphere, Ben's Canteen brings great burgers, daintier small plates and a signature brunch menu to two South West London locations and counting.

Flavour of the Week: STK

Modern American STK gives the London steakhouse model a contemporary makeover – from the text-speak name and unabashedly loud music to the abundant purple neon.

Flavour of the Week: Bobo Social

Not your usual dirty burger shack, Bobo, as the name implies, is all about sharing, with a mix of burgers and artful small plates and sides.

Flavour of the Week: The Bayou

One of the few Creole restaurants in the capital, The Bayou serves up sweet-and-spicy Southern American/Creole soul food fusion.

Flavour of the Week: TĪNG

31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU; shangri-la.comNearest Tube: London BridgeWHAT'S THE DRAW: Meaning 'living room' in Chinese, TĪNG is Shangri-La at the Shard's res

Flavour of the Week: Pizza Pilgrims

From a converted Piaggio van to two restaurants in little over two years, the guys spearheading the pizza revolution bring their doughy wares to a second London location.

Flavour of the Week: Stephen St Kitchen

The BFI's resident restaurant, where you can dine at the bar, at a table or in one of its in-house, private screening rooms.

Flavour of the Week: Fire & Feathers

343 Fulham Road, SW10 9TW; Tube: Fulham Broadway/South KensingtonWHAT'S THE DRAW: 'Peri-peri chicken' may remind you of a certain u

Flavour of the Week: Almeida

British/French fusion Almeida, in a great spot right next to Islington's Almeida Theatre, is all about texture and invention.

Flavour of the Week: The Jones Family Project

A quick glance in the window and you might think The Jones Family Project was just another cool Shoreditch coffee bar. If you did, though, you'd be missing one

Flavour of the Week: Kurobuta Marble Arch

Pop-up; restaurant; more restaurants; empire – it's becoming a tried-and-tested formula for talented young chefs, and Scott Hallsworth, who's just opened Kur

Flavour of the Week: Pho, Battersea Rise

Chain restaurants once conjured up images of fast food behemoths or kitsch identikit diners. These days, not so much. Vietnamese chain Pho's restaurants all hav