Tom Stephenson

  • Busaba Eastcastle Street

    Sunday November 13th, 2016

    He may struggle with simple pronunciation, but Tom doesn’t struggle with the plates of food put in front of him at the launch of the newest Busaba…

  • The Miller of Mansfield, Goring-on-Thame

    Saturday October 1st, 2016

    Service throughout dinner reflects everything else about The Miller. It’s professional, unfaltering, and yet carries it off in an informal, relaxed manor. Staff don’t just serve the food, they understand it, which for any operation is a triumph.

  • YO! Sushi’s YO! Festival

    Thursday September 15th, 2016

    Tom says YO to a surprisingly good value deal in the middle of Blue Water Shopping Centre

  • Festival of Love Tasting Menu at Skylon

    Saturday August 27th, 2016

    Love at first bite? Tom heads to Skylon to see if a special tasting menu will woo

  • A Fish Out Of Water

    Friday February 5th, 2016

    Tom heads to Hastings to cast an eye over the Classroom On The Coast

  • Merchants Tavern Kitchen Counter Workshops

    Wednesday November 11th, 2015

    Neil Borthwick and the infamous Angela Hartnett are running a series of Kitchen Counter Workshops at Merchants Tavern offering the opportunity to learn about the sourcing and production of ingredients, as well as how to turn them into decent dishes.

  • Tom Kerridge Heads To Harrods

    Friday November 6th, 2015

    Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge joins Harrods as their ‘Chef of the Season’ but is it a match worth munching? Another Tom finds out…

  • NY Fold, Soho

    Tuesday October 27th, 2015

    A native New Yorker is on a mission to bring his award winning pizza to London? Tom heads to NY Fold for a slice of the action…

  • Meat & Shake, Ealing

    Wednesday September 30th, 2015

    Feeling mildly fragile, and majorly hungry, Tom visits the Ealing outpost of Meat & Shake for his second experience…

  • Bread Maker Review: Russell Hobbs 18036

    Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

    Can the cheap rise to the challenge? Tom tries out a budget bread maker…

  • Little Bao at Soho Kitchen & Bar

    Tuesday September 8th, 2015

    Feeling a little left out, Tom heads to the Little Bao pop up at Soho Kitchen & Bar to see if baos are worth the bother…

  • Li Veli Winery & Bistro, Covent Garden

    Friday September 4th, 2015

    Two winemaking, hotel owning families running an Italian bistro in Covent Garden; Tom heads to Li Veli to see if experience makes for excellence…

  • Le Bistrot Pierre, Bath

    Thursday August 13th, 2015

    Bath and Bourguignon, Tom heads southwest for a lazy lunch at a French bistro…

  • Counter, Vauxhall

    Monday August 10th, 2015

    A Vauxhall virgin, Tom ventures underneath the railway arches and is surprised by what he finds…

  • The Meat Co, Westfield Shepherd’s Bush

    Tuesday August 4th, 2015

    Steak, splendor and a shopping centre, Tom ventures out west for high-end steak in an unusual location…

  • Fu Manchu, Clapham North

    Monday July 13th, 2015

    Fu Manchu was a Chinese master criminal who, since his appearance in cult books written by Sax Rohmer in the early 20th century, has turned up in numerous films, TV programmes, comic books, radio shows and even inspired an eighties American rock band. It’s also the name of this new this year late night venue.

  • Buckhurst Park Sausages by Speldhurst

    Friday July 3rd, 2015

    The test of any good sausage is bangers and mash but this has been no weather for that, and so I had them with crushed minted peas and roasted salsa potatoes.

  • Valentina Fine Foods, Shad Thames

    Monday June 29th, 2015

    Tom finds enjoyment, but not excitement, at the confidently named Valentina Fine Foods…

  • Andrew Sharp Butchery Master Classes at Merci Marie

    Wednesday May 27th, 2015

    It wasn’t just the food served, or the restaurant décor, or the instagrammable presentation, it was more than that. It was a meal that reminded me what sitting down to eat should be about, and what I think it needs to be about in the future.

  • Zerodegrees, Blackheath

    Monday April 27th, 2015

    A microbrewery, and pub, and Italian restaurant; Tom visits Zerodegrees to see if it’s as cool as it sounds.