Mike Fairbrass

  • email: mike@mike.com
  • St Remy XO and Mons Cheesemongers pairings. On test.

    Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

    Cheese and Brandy? Fine and Dandy, Mike gives his palate a treat online.

  • Assure collection of chef’s knives from Viners - Review

    Monday May 11th, 2020

    Mike tries out the new knives specifically designed to perform well in the kitchen and not at all in the street

  • Maia

    Thursday February 13th, 2020

    Mike has a chic Knightsbridge experience at Italian restaurant Maia.

  • Copper Dog Whisky. Sit Up And Beg For More

    Friday November 15th, 2019

    Mike heads up to The Shoreditch Tree House for a Speyside inspired menu and Copper Dog whisky cocktails with the master blender.

  • CITY SOCIAL new bar menu launch

    Tuesday November 5th, 2019

    Michelin starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton’s City Social is launching a brand-new bar menu at Social 24, located in Tower 42 on floor 24 (of course). Foodepedia went to sample the views.

  • The Builders Arms Restaurant

    Monday September 23rd, 2019

    Mike wants to go to Chelsea and with the new refurb of The Builders Arms now over and the kitchen firing on all cylinders this seems the perfect time.

  • Upper 5th Shoreditch Courthouse Hotel rooftop preview

    Thursday June 27th, 2019

    Mike checks in to the Courthouse Hotel to check out the 5th floor view

  • ULI Notting Hll

    Monday June 10th, 2019

    Mike samples Uli’s eastern flavours in west London and finds he could almost contemplate leaving the sarf with food this good.

  • The Mantl

    Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

    Chef Serdar Demir’s other restaurant, Skewd Kitchen, won the 2019 Fine Dining Restaurant award at the 2019 British Kebab Awards. So, what is his new place like?

  • Getting The Beers In. Gothenburg Beer Week

    Monday April 22nd, 2019

    There's a remarkable wealth of craft beer brewing in Sweden, Mike went to Gothenburg to sample as many as he could during GBG Beer Week.

  • Bar Swift Soho Review

    Friday March 22nd, 2019

    Mike samples the cocktails at one of, officially, the best bars in the world

  • We Try X Upper, Sausage Heaven In Islington

    Monday March 4th, 2019

    There are so many things to snaffle on Upper Street Islington you could gorge on something different every day of the year. So why should the humble sausage stand out?

  • German Kraft Brewery. Great Beer At The Elephant And Castle

    Tuesday February 12th, 2019

    Mercato Metropolitano is helping Elephant and Castle become a south-of-the-river Shoreditch.

  • Tom Kerridge Launches Pub In The Park.

    Thursday January 31st, 2019

    The tour starts in May in Marlow, then it heads to Roundhay Park Leeds, Knutsford, Bath, Warwick and Tunbridge Wells before coming to Chiswick, London then wrapping up in St Albans.

  • Florentine Restaurant

    Wednesday November 28th, 2018

    Mike finds a hotel restaurant that is much better than a hotel restaurant

  • Yenburger

    Monday November 26th, 2018

    Can we stomach the idea of an Asian burger joint? Mike finds out.

  • When in Rome, Grillo wine box launch.

    Monday November 19th, 2018

    1.8 billion single-use wine bottles come into the UK each year and Mike feels partially responsible. Is boxed wine the answer?

  • The Jugged Hare’s Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea.

    Friday September 21st, 2018

    Who’s game for afternoon tea? Mike is and his non-gentleman friend.

  • Crock-Pot CSC051 Express Pressure and Slow Cooker Reviewed

    Friday September 14th, 2018

    Mike is road testing the Crock-Pot Express Multicooker - How will it handle? What’s its top speed? Is it roomy enough for a family of four and can you get your golf clubs in it?

  • Pizarro - 2018

    Monday August 27th, 2018

    Mike heads down Bermondsey way to check out how Pizarro is doing these days. Turns out it's doing very well indeed.