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

The World's 50 Best Bars 2016: London's winners

All you need to know about the movers, shakers and new kids on the block in this year's iconic World's 50 Best Bars list

Flavour of the Week: Patty & Bun Redchurch Street

The much-loved burger brand has opened a new site in Shoreditch – but this one's a little bit different. We find burgers, confit chicken and damn good negronis

The Foodism guide to... Suffolk

Suffolk's open spaces and bounteous farms make for a quintessential food getaway

The Dining Room at The Goring, Victoria: restaurant review

Not all new Michelin guide entrants last year were new-school – The Dining Room at The Goring is an old-school restaurant serving traditional British cuisine, and that's exactly why we loved it

How Chef's Table is changing the food documentary format

Netflix hit Chef’s Table reveals how seminal chefs use cooking to express more than just great flavour. We get to the root of the matter with its creator, David Gelb

Karma Cola: how one brand is transforming the world's most popular soft drink

By using original ingredients and supporting the people growing them, Karma Cola is bringing the world’s favourite soft drink back full circle

The Foodism guide to... Coombeshead Farm

The farm-to-table movement is taking off, and London chef Tom Adams' and April Bloomfield's new food-forward farm and B&B shows how food and nature can work in harmony

Chuck Burgers, Spitalfields: restaurant review

The burger's beautiful simplicity doesn't mean it's easy to nail the formula, but Chuck Burgers' new restaurant in Aldgate does just that

Flavour of the Week: Gotto Trattoria

In the wake of the 2012 Olympics, there are food venues springing up all around East London's former Olympic Village. Gotto Trattoria is one you need to know about

Flavour of the Week: The Woodford

Acclaimed East London-meets-Essex restaurant The Woodford's artful fine-dining food and big, glamorous room make it well worth a sojourn down the Central Line

Tom Sellers on his new restaurant, industry awards and facing up to the critics

Tom Sellers’ new restaurant Ours has divided critics, but one thing’s for sure: their comments haven’t been taken lightly. We meet a chef who isn’t afraid to speak his mind

Flavour of the Week: Santo Remedio

This week, we take a trip to Santo Remedio, for mezcal, Micheladas and that guacamole

Method in the madness: reinventing fermentation and fika in Skåne, Sweden

There's something brewing in Skåne, Sweden – a food and drink movement driven by an experimental ethos and scientific attention to detail

Feeding the fire: London's love of cooking with wood

With barbecue culture alive and kicking in London’s kitchens, we get an education in what the marriage of wood and smoke can bring to food

Flavour of the Week: Talli Joe

Indian food’s no longer reserved for cheap deals on Brick Lane or decadent, Michelin-starred feasts – Talli Joe’s casual small plates are onto a winner

Flavour of the Week: Shotgun

This week, we take a walk down Kingly Street to Brad McDonald's Shotgun. It's barbecue, but not as you know it...

Flavour of the Week: Galley

Destination restaurants are no longer limited to the centre of London. Case in point: Islington's Galley, where an open kitchen and great seafood make it well worth the trip

Flavour of the Week: Bernardi's

Marble Arch is fast becoming a high-end food haven. One of its latest residents, Bernardi's, is simple but artful Italian with a touch of flair

Growing Underground: below the surface of London's subterranean farm

There's a farm in Clapham North. Don't believe us? You'd be forgiven for that, because this particular agricultural enclave is actually underground. We get under the skin of the matter...

The Foodism guide to... Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a food and drink lover's paradise. Here’s how to make the most of it, from beers to burgers