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: Asia de Cuba

This week, we run the rule over the newly renovated Asia de Cuba, a fusion-food mecca in the heart of Soho.

Flavour of the Week: Pied à Terre

An old-school, Michelin-starred restaurant, recently renovated and with a vaunted wine list. What's not to love?

Flavour of the Week: Berber & Q

Morrocan and other Maghrebi influences play a huge part in this inventive, artful but down-to-earth Haggerston eating den

Flavour of the Week: Tonic & Remedy

The notoriously dizzying M by Montcalm hotel's flagship restaurant, which pays homage to the apothecaries of olde London town.

Flavour of the Week: Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar, Kentish Town

Dude food goes upmarket at the second location of Covent Garden favourite Joe's, which features sharing platters of American-style BBQ

Appetite for Life: Adam Richman on food and travel

Adam Richman was born to eat, as he proved in gut-busting TV series Man v. Food. He tells us about the transportive power of grub and why good food should be for everyone

Inside City Road's notorious speakeasy the Nightjar

How did an unassuming speakeasy revolutionise London's nightlife and become one of the world's most respected bars? We find out what goes on behind closed doors at the Nightjar...

Flavour of the Week: Typing Room

This classic modern British restaurant in Bethnal Green pulls no punches with its decadent tasting menus, served with artful flair and invention

Flavour of the Week: Joe's Oriental Diner

A new late-night, intimate restaurant from Kurobuta head chef Scott Hallsworth brings the Japanese izakaya concept to King's Road.

Flavour of the Week: M Restaurants

2-3 Threadneedle Walk, EC2R 8HP; Nearest Tube: BankWHAT'S THE DRAW: This opulent steakhouse and raw bar from former Gaucho supremo Martin Wil

Flavour of the Week: Morada

The newest addition to the Brindisa family brings Castilian-style barbecued small plates and suckling pig to Soho's Rupert Street.

Flavour of the Week: The Pantechnicon Rooms

This Motcomb Street relic is a slice of old-school Chelsea glamour, which serves up seasonal British fare in its lavish first-floor dining room

Flavour of the Week: OXO Tower Restaurant

Glamour dining returns to the OXO Tower after a complete renovation to its flagship restaurant, presided over by head chef Jeremy Bloor.

A Year in Food: Lavazza Calendar 2014

Check out Martin Schoeller's Inspiring Chefs, seven unique and inventive photographs of some of the world's top chefs, shot for Lavazza's 2014 calendar.

Local Heroes: Anti-Valentine's

This Valentine's Day, it's all about getting down and dirty. Food-wise, that is.

Flavour of the Week: Bird of Smithfield

Alan Bird, former head chef at the Ivy, brings great British comfort food to a five-floor Georgian townhouse on Smithfield Street.

Flavour of the Week: Jago

Head chef Louis Solley pays tribute to his East London Jewish roots with a menu full of Ashkenazi and Middle Eastern small plates.

Flavour of the Week: Ramusake

 Rock-star chef Scott Hallsworth of Kurobuta brings a new, intimate venue to Kensington, inspired by the izakayas (that's private members' restaurants to you and me) of Japan.

Flavour of the Week: Quaglino's

A renovation sees this modern relic – open since 1929 – brought firmly up to date.

Flavour of the Week: Carom

A far cry from your local curry house, the refurbished Carom brings an eclectic menu of contemporary pan-Indian dishes to Wardour Street.