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Jon Hawkins

Jon Hawkins


Jon is Foodism's editor, and a man who'll do (almost) anything and go (almost) anywhere for a dry-aged rib-eye. Ask him nicely and he'll talk for hours about the optimum martini ratio (5:1, if you're interested) – ask him even more nicely and he'll shut up about it. When he's not full of steak or gin, you'll mostly find him on his bike.

Jon Hawkins's articles

The Foodism guide to... Cornwall

Cornwall excels in views and food. In Watergate Bay Hotel, we found a place that celebrates both

Bob Bob Ricard, Soho: restaurant review

Bob Bob Ricard, that modern icon of good-time Soho feasting, has introduced off-peak pricing: the same food but cheaper if you get your timing right

The Foodism guide to... The Lake District

The Lakes have beauty and great food in abundance. Here's some unmissable drinking and dining spots you need to check out while you're there

An inside look at Harrods' new Roastery and Bake Hall

The first phase in a comprehensive revamp of Harrods' famed food halls has just been completed, and there's even more to come. We explore the Knightsbridge store's impressive new offering

Coal Rooms, Peckham: restaurant review

Tucked away in the former ticket office of Peckham Rye station, Coal Rooms uses its Grade II-listed space to showcase big-flavoured, hearty cooking

Sparrow, Lewisham: restaurant review

The south-east borough of Lewisham gets a proper neighbourhood restaurant to go with its (seemingly never-ending) status as one of London's up and comers

Ormer, Mayfair | Restaurant review

Jersey fine dining gets a Mayfair makeover as Shaun Rankin brings Ormer to the understated Flemings Hotel

Restaurant review: Vineet Bhatia London, Chelsea

The Indian chef's Chelsea restaurant serves up refined, high-end Indian fusion cooking in informal surrounds

Pop-up review: Borough Plates, London Bridge

The former offices of Borough Market are a fitting spot for this sociable pop up, where products from nearby traders get the small-plates treatment

Art and craft: what goes into a craft beer brand's label?

In a fiercely competitive market, how you brand your bottle can matter almost as much as the beer inside. Here's how some of our favourite breweries do it…

Restaurant review: Palatino, Clerkenwell

This new casual joint in Clerkenwell from Stevie Parle (of Dock Kitchen, Craft London and Rotorino fame) celebrates Roman food both old and new

Restaurant review: Temple & Sons, City of London

A literal stone's throw from sister restaurant City Social, Jason Atherton's Temple & Sons brings fun and nostalgia to the Square Mile party

Dream team: the turkey farm guarded by alpacas

In a green field 40 miles west of London, a team of alpacas are helping to protect some very special turkeys. We meet the Copas family to find out more

Review: the Korean menu at Galvin at Windows, Mayfair

They may have held on to their Michelin star for the eighth year running, but the team at lofty Park Lane icon Galvin at Windows aren't playing it safe: for the month of October, they've gone Korean

How food and drink brands are tackling sustainability

Inspiring, visionary and dedicated: meet the companies and organisations that are leading the way when it comes to sustainability – and learn how you can, too

Flavour of the Week: The Frog E1

Rising star Adam Handling goes out on his own with The Frog, a none-more-Shoreditch industrial space where his high-impact cooking gets plenty of space to shine

Flavour of the Week: The Harcourt

Traditional boozer meets modern Nordic-inspired cooking on a quiet Marylebone side street. The Harcourt probably shouldn’t work, but it does

The craft beer revolution and the art of the homebrew

Once an important differentiator, 'craft beer is a term that’s fast becoming ubiquitous. We talk to some of the beer revolution's guiding lights, and find that the best way to keep it craft is to do it yourself

Flavour of the Week: Morito Hackney Road

Sam and Sam Clark add a new and sexy outpost on Hackney Road to the existing Exmouth Road favourite. Expect sharing plates and lots of sherry

Flavour of the Week: Osteria

The Barbican gets a brand new flagship restaurant, where classic Italian cooking and cocktails are given a 'bistronomy' makeover by Michelin-starred Anthony Demetre