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

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

Ray's Bar, Dalston: bar review

Below Dalston's favourite pizza joint, something exciting is happening. We take a close look at the killer cocktails at subterranean Ray's Bar

The London Larder: Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix

We've searched the far reaches of the capital to bring you the very best of London's artisanal produce – this time it's purveyors of banging burgers Ben's Canteen's Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix

The Foodist: the return of modern Mexican restaurant Santo Remedio

The reopening of Santo Remedio after a crowdfunding effort proves Londoners know a good thing when they see one

Rudie's, Dalston: restaurant review

The Jamaican restaurant manages to be the best of both worlds, serving up modern versions of classic food and drink from the island that still feel totally authentic

Coupette, Bethnal Green: bar review

At new neighbourhood cocktail bar Coupette, we discover a distinctively French take on cocktail culture, with a drinks list full of calvados, cidre and grape-based liqueurs

Alain Ducasse on ten years of cooking in London and the capital's love affair with French cuisine

The legendary French chef talks to us about giving to and taking from the food scene in London, and what makes a three-Michelin-starred restaurant

What's behind the rise of the tasting menu?

Once the domain of the fine-dining chef, the tasting menu has become ubiquitous. But is it the ultimate way to eat, or has the cult of the chef gone too far?

Q&A: Spurs fan Chris Galvin on cooking at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium

The Michelin-starred chef reflects on his new role cooking at Spurs' soon-to-be-completed new stadium, and the role food plays in the matchday experience

The Laughing Heart, Hackney: restaurant review

With its focus on quirky natural wines and Tom Anglesea's ambitious but pared-down fine-dining fare, The Laughing Heart is a jewel in the crown of Hackney's food scene

Pastaio, Soho: restaurant review

At Stevie Parle's first Soho joint, tuck into lip-smacking drinks and endless plates of hand-made pasta, served at long communal benches