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

Bar Douro, London Bridge: restaurant review

Bar Douro is the jewel in the crown of London Bridge's new Flat Iron Square development, with authentic Portuguese dishes, a beautiful marble bar and plenty of port

Q&A: Dan Barber on the farm-to-table movement and whole-farm dining

The iconic chef talks to us about the movement's philosophy, and the part it has to play on creating a more sustainable food system

Restaurant review: Breddos Taqueria, Clerkenwell

There's plenty to love at Breddos Tacos' long-awaited permanent home in Clerkenwell, including wood-fired meats and smuggled mezcal – seriously

Restaurant review: Smokestak, Shoreditch

David Carter's Smokestak is rightly thought of as London street-food royalty, and its long-awaited permanent site in Shoreditch hits all the right notes

Our favourite Action Bronson food lyrics

Action Bronson is by no means the first rapper to rhyme about food, but Bam Bam Baklava is the first to have such a huge appetite for it.

Restaurant review: Sagardi, Shoreditch

More Basque restaurant openings are putting the region's cuisine firmly on the map – and now the first London outpost of Spanish restaurant group Sagardi is demystifying it

Restaurant review: MASH, Soho

This week, we sit down for USDA and Uruguayan steak in one of London's most opulent subterranean restaurants, MASH

Legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann on his 50 years in the kitchen

After 50 years cooking, 46 of them in London, and a raft of acolytes across the capital, what spurs Pierre Koffmann on? We meet a chef who’s been there and done it all

Restaurant review: Anglo, Clerkenwell

We try out Clerkenwell's tiny, bistro-style Anglo, which serves modern, refined tasting menus at a neighbourhood prices

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

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