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

5 things to look out for at London Wine Week 2018

London Wine Week is back from 14-20 May, enlisting some of the capital's best venues for a city-wide celebration of the world's favourite drink. Here's what not to miss...

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

'For the Love of Food' wins Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year's unearthed® Food in Film award 2018

The film, by Rob Evans, Matt Roberts and Chris Roberts, wins the prestigious awards' unearthed® Food in Film category, in association with Foodism

Sexy Fish, Mayfair: bar review

The new bar menu at Sexy Fish features drinks made with carefully sourced ingredients that play with flavour, texture and perception

Toronto, Canada: the people and places ushering in a new food identity

We head to Toronto, Canada and find a 21st-century city that's newly confident, with a drinking and dining scene to prove it

The Blind Pig, Soho: bar review

Social Eating House's speakeasy-style bar brings a playful touch to its latest menu, inspired by some of the UK's best-loved children's books.

Brat, Shoreditch: restaurant review

Tomos Parry's first restaurant since leaving the acclaimed Kitty Fisher's is a masterclass in wood-fired dishes inspired by his native Wales

The Foodist: Sketch's 15th anniversary marks a true London restaurant success story

As Sketch celebrates 15 years of service, it's easy to forget that this Michelin-starred London institution was once written off

Mangal 2, Dalston: restaurant review

This, a jewel in Dalston's food crown, lures crowds into its frenzied dining room with the promise of classic (and delicious) Turkish grilled meats, meze and more

Gok Wan on restaurants, cooking on TV and hosting the UK's first Asian food awards

Fashion icon, TV chef and Asian food evangelist Gok Wan talks to us about the Golden Chopsticks Awards, his life in food and his favourite London hotspots for Asian food

Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden: restaurant review

Adam Handling's most recent venture is a masterclass in balancing the theatrical with the downright delicious, from a beautiful Covent Garden dining room and downstairs bar

Ben Chapman: My Career in Five Dishes

As founder of Smoking Goat and Kiln, Ben Chapman has pioneered a style of Thai-inspired cooking that makes the most of great British ingredients. He talks Mike Gibson through five dishes that sum it up

Scout, Shoreditch: bar review

At Matt Whiley's Scout, we discover a seasonal and inventive drinks list that transforms the simple act of drinking cocktails into a multi-sensory experience

The Dog House, Marylebone: bar review

London's love affair with the aperitivo moment continues at The Dog House, a swanky, Italian-inspired bar underneath Marylebone restaurant Bernardi's

Smoking Goat, Shoreditch: restaurant review

Ben Chapman's second incarnation of Smoking Goat continues the work he started in Soho, serving up flaming-hot, thrilling Thai-inspired dishes out of a roomier location on Redchurch Street

Serge et le Phoque, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

The ultra-contemporary Serge et le Phoque at the Mandrake hides French technique within lively, colourful and forward-thinking dishes that pack a punch

The Foodist: Blade Hairclubbing in Soho is a salon and a bar in one venue

Why should the wait for a haircut be mundane? Blade, one of the best hairdressers in Soho, has a bar stocked with rare whiskies and a great beer, wine and cocktail list, too

Fat of the land: a trip to Jabugo to see Iberico pork brand Cinco Jotas

A trip to the Andalusian producer shows how sustainable farming practices and curing techniques combine to create some of the most revered pork in Spain.

Roganic, Marylebone: restaurant review

Simon Rogan's pop-up concept Roganic finds its first permanent home on Marylebone's Blandford Street, bringing with it fine-dining fare that's simply unrivalled in concept and execution

Gary Lineker on street food, London restaurants and food in football

The former England striker and Match of the Day host talks to us about his favourite places to eat in the capital, his involvement in London Union and how Barcelona changed his palate for the better