Eats, writes about it. Ponces about on telly. Has big hair.

Sackville’s: restaurant review — Sackville's, 8a Sackville Street, London W1. (020 7734 3623). Meal for two, including wine, £160 It probably makes most sense to think of Sackville's less as a restaurant and more as a historical curio. Because God knows you're not going to want to eat there.
Oct 04, 2015

Our waiter says only that it’s “very rich”. Well, so’s Donald Trump and I ain’t eating him any time soon.…

Oct 04, 2015

This week's review: The casual stupidities of Sackville's where London restaurants finally reach Peak Stupid…

Oct 04, 2015

Have London restaurants reached "Peak Stupid?" @jayrayner1, delicious as always: Sackville’s: restaurant review

Congrats on the stars, but Birmingham’s not great for everyday eating — No one who has visited Birmingham regularly over the past 20 years, as I have, could understate the way it has changed. A city once defined by a gaping concrete hole at its centre - the outdoor market in the Bull Ring - now has a focus and bustle.

The £100 challenge — I've always fancied myself as a music promoter. Every summer, in my back garden, I throw a party, a sort of micro-festival, with staging, lighting and extremely tolerant neighbours.

Restaurant review: Dstrkt, London W1 — 9 Rupert Street, London W1 (020 7317 9120). Meal for two, including wine and service, £140 At the bottom of a deep, dark hole just off Leicester Square, there is a kitchen filled with chefs who are cooking their socks off. I can't for the life of me work out what they are doing there.

The Talbot: restaurant review — The Talbot, Knightwick, Worcestershire (01886 821 235). Meal for two: £30-£80 Inside a whitewashed pub, at the bottom of a hill close to where Worcestershire meets Herefordshire, is a crumbling piece of English heritage. The fact that it's crumbling is not a cause for concern. It's meant to crumble.
Sep 27, 2015

This week's review: the glorious absence of ponce at The Talbot in Knightwick. And oh, that hand raised game pie.…

Sep 27, 2015

RT @jayrayner1: This week's review: the glorious absence of ponce at The Talbot in Knightwick. And oh, that hand raised game pie.…

Sep 27, 2015

RT @jayrayner1: This week's review: the glorious absence of ponce at The Talbot in Knightwick. And oh, that hand raised game pie.…

The Brass Rail: restaurant review — The Brass Rail, Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1. Meal for two, including drinks and service, £30 They fixed it and it wasn't broken. What they've done isn't fatal, but it is silly. For years, for decades even, the Brass Rail inside Selfridges on Oxford Street, a place famed for its salt beef, had a straightforward system.
Sep 20, 2015

This week's review:the salt beef at The Brass Rail inside Selfridges.… (NB: last shameless promo for day of atonement)

Learn to make a soufflé? I’ve got better things to do — By the time you read this I will have celebrated my 49th birthday and, while I hope I don't look a day over 48, I know it will be a moment for reflection. As I enter my 50th year, it will be a time for acknowledging all the things I have never done, especially in the kitchen.
Sep 16, 2015

I've never made a souffle and I don't bloody intend to start doing so now. My OFM column on mid-life obstinacy:…

Sep 19, 2015

RT @ObsFood: OFM on Sunday. Here's a teaser. @jayrayner1 on why life's too short to learn to make a souffle, among other things

Sep 20, 2015

And in case you missed it from earlier in the week, my OFM column. I say NO to making soufflés.…

When Chopped Liver Is the Talk of the Wedding

Sep 14, 2015

'Chopped liver shaped in a mould that is the likeness of Golda Meir' An extract from Day of Atonement… from @SAVEURMAG

Paradise Garage: restaurant review — Paradise Garage, 254 Paradise Row, London E2 (020 7613 1502). Meal for two, including drinks and service, £120 The detail which catches my attention lies at the very bottom of the first gnarly Asiatic porcelain bowl delivered to our table at Paradise Garage in London's Bethnal Green.
Sep 13, 2015

This week's review: the best of London on trend in a few platefuls at paradise garage…

Jay Rayner’s Quest for The Perfect Salt Beef Sandwich

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Oct 04, 2015

@itsanitarani @tweeter_anita well I approve heartily of the airwaves being occupied by people called Anita.

Oct 04, 2015

@itsanitarani are you the hardest working woman in broadcasting? Any Answers yesterday. Country file. And strictly. Nuff respect.x

Oct 04, 2015

@StevenRajam Best way to approach on these things is to contact my agent Jacquie Drewe at Curtis Brown with more details.

Oct 04, 2015

Lunch @ Silk Road Camberwell with @dcnoisemaker - we had the special big plate chicken. Gosh.

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