Molly Codyre

Deputy Editor

Molly has spent most of her life finishing one meal only to think about the next one, so it's fitting that she has made a career out of writing about food. She lets being a Kiwi take up far too much of her personality and it took her more time than she cares to admit to find a photo of herself without a wine glass in hand. 

Molly Codyre's articles

After fifteen years and three Michelin stars Hélène Darroze isn't done trying to do better

The chef and patron of three-Michelin-star Hélène Darroze at The Connaught talks to Molly Codyre about fifteen years of running one of London's best restaurants and the desire to always do better

Our deputy editor rounds up her favourite meals of 2023

After a busy year of eating both in London and around the world, Molly picks her favourite meals from 2023

Legacy act: the enduring influence of London's leading chefs and restaurants

A handful of chefs have had an outsized influence on London’s dining scene. Molly Codyre investigates their lasting heritage

A hedonistic 24 hours at Wilderness Reserve's YOXMAN event

On a trip to Suffolk, Molly loses her grip on reality at a dinner so beautiful it seems impossible

Race ready: from the terroir to the tracks with Ferrari Trento

Ferrari Trento is one of Italy's heritage sparkling wine houses. Molly Codyre gets the inside track on the famous brand

I looked my 15-year-old-self dead in the face, and then I ordered a steak

Molly goes to Goodman and is reminded of the liberating joy of eating a whopping big piece of meat

Bitter sweet symphony: how bitters became a bartender's secret weapon

Bitters are an underrated ingredient that have played a central role in the history of cocktail making. Molly Codyre gets the drop on it

Help! The rotisserie chicken is taking over London

This week Molly ate... chicken. And lots of it

Eating and Drinking in Seattle

One of America's underrated cities, Seattle is a food and drink lover's playground. Molly Coydre heads to Taste Washington festival and discovers a destination whose rich and contrasting tapestry is powered by world-class Washington State wines

Raising the bar: how food and the hospitality industry impact prisoner rehabilitation

All too often an afterthought in prisons, kitchens can actually be a cornerstone of the rehabilitation process. Molly Codyre reports on the impact of the food system on current and former inmates

If you need me, I'll be sitting at the counter

As conversations spark about the joys and pitfalls of solo dining, Molly makes a case for sitting at a restaurant counter

As an ill-advised Instagram post proves, London kitchens still have a serious diversity problem

As one chef shares a post celebrating his all-white, all-male kitchen team, Molly looks at where she won't be eating, and the importance of diversity in the restaurant industry

The perfect date venue comes in all shapes and sizes

As a date night reignites Molly's love for dining out, she muses on what makes the perfect romantic restaurant (spoiler: it's not all candlelit corners and moody music)

The new wave of fine ciders serving as wine and champagne alternatives

British cider is shaking off its unassuming reputation and having a modern-day renaissance as a challenger to fine wine and champagne. Molly Codyre meets some of the leading lights

Zest and zeal: visiting Todolí Citrus Foundation in Valencia

On a trip to Todolí in Valencia with the founders of Toklas restaurant, Molly Codyre gets a closer look at a foundation preserving weird and wonderful varieties of citrus fruits

Tarama, tzatziki and too much ouzo: the joys of a fortnight of eating in Greece

After two weeks of endless plates of dips, grilled fish and too much feta, Molly Codyre reflects on the simple joy of Greek food and the perfect holiday meal

At Mingary Castle Jessica Thompson is proving age has no bearing on success

The co-owner and general manager of Mingary Castle speaks to Molly Codyre about her glittering career, imposter syndrome and the impact the hospitality industry can have on your mental health

In Southall, Chet Sharma provides the culinary context for his contemporary Indian restaurant, BiBi

Molly joins the chef and owner of BiBi takes as he takes his staff on a trip around Southall – an area of London with a large Indian population – to educate them on the cultural context of the food they cook and serve in Mayfair

In St Ives, a new generation of food and drink businesses are tempting even the hardiest of Londoners into moving

The seaside town has seen a host of new bars and restaurants opening, attracting Londoners in droves – with Molly at the front of the queue

From Copenhagen to Crocadon, Cat Kirkwood is building a career around sustainability

After eight years in Copenhagen, six of them working at the genre-defining Amass, Cat Kirkwood has unsurprisingly moved onto the UK's hottest new ticket in sustainability: Crocadon Farm