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: 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

Flavour of the Week: Dindin Kitchen

One of the best things about London's thriving street food scene is that it's not just confined to the streets, and Dindin Kitchen – branded as the first Pers

Ekachai, Liverpool Street: restaurant review

Liverpool Street's outpost of quick 'n' easy pan-Asian Ekachai gets the once-over from our hungry team

Ceviche shares the recipe for its vaunted pisco sour

Martin Morales, founder of Ceviche and Andina, shares his recipe for the Peruvian classic


Happy Hour: A Mexican double act

Two killer cocktails from Covent Garden Mexican Cantina Laredo

Happy Hour: V Chilli Martini

Have you ever tried chillis in a cocktail? It's one of those things that probably shouldn't work but just, well, does. The sweet, sour tang of sugar and citrus

Happy Hour: La Belle Creole Mary

This punchy number comes right from Mauritius. Provided by The 1904 Bar in the island's St. Regis Resort, it was created to reflect the climate and traditions o

Happy Hour: Two Christmas tipples

Just in time for Christmas, bar mogul Drake & Morgan pops up with a couple of a couple of crackers

Happy Hour: Ol' Blue Eyes

There are loads of well-kept secrets in the realm of the celebrity, but, if we're honest, the fact that Frank Sinatra loved bourbon on the rocks probably isn't one of them.

South Place's Easter cocktail

Here's a cracking Easter cocktail from the folks at South Place Hotel

Make This: Chinese bhel

OK, 'Chinese bhel' is a bit misleading – this dish is actually a chaat, a type of street food served at stalls and trucks throughout India, but this one's 'Ch

Flavour of the Week: Benito's Hat, Farringdon

If the phrase ‘salsa bar’ conjures up images of shirtless Mexicans juggling bottles of multicoloured hot sauces, you’ll be happy to know that you can find

Flavour of the Week: Bravas

There's a stirring in the water at St. Katharine Docks, and it's got nothing to do with the yachts. New concept restaurant Bravas, hidden away in one corner of

Make This: Gado Gado

Gado gado, literally translated as 'mix mix', is the go-to street food in Indonesia. It's simple to prepare, essentially being a big mixed salad with a rich peanut sauce served alongside, but it's flavoursome, spicy and hearty enough to fill you up for hours.

Flavour of the Week: Wright Brothers Spitalfields

The Wright Brothers' new Spitalfields restaurant makes a very welcome addition to its three existing London locations and waterfront inn in Cornwall, and this o