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: Paradise by way of Kensal Green

Is it a gastropub? Is it a club? Is it a fine-dining experience? Put simply, Paradise by way of Kensal Green is all three at once

Visiting bourbon brand Woodford Reserve's historic Kentucky distillery

With bourbon booming on both sides of the pond, we visit Woodford Reserve's distillery in Kentucky to see exactly why this spirit is in such high demand.

Food identity in Italy's Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna's food culture has survived untouched for centuries. We visit the region of Italy where the lasagne is green and you don't mess with tradition.

Flavour of the Week: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

This week, we sacrificed small plates for a sumptuous eight-course tasting menu (plus extras) at Soho stalwart L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

Inside London's Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant Lima

For Lima's Virgilio Martinez and Robert Ortiz, cooking is about representing not just Peruvian ingredients but the landscape – from the Amazon to the Andes.

Flavour of the Week: Habanera

Think Mexican eats are all about the takeaway? Think again. We visited neighbourhood taqueria Habanera and ate the place out of house and home.

The Foodist: How music festival food found its groove

Goodbye dubious burgers, hello street-food mecca – it's festival season, and if you're hungry, the gettin's mighty good.

Pizza Pilgrims on Italy, street food and the new breed of restaurateur

A book, a van and two thriving Soho restaurants. Mike Gibson meets the brothers behind Pizza Pilgrims, the unlikely leaders of the capital-wide street food revolution.

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