Spectator Life – Food and Wine

What do they serve up on diplomatic plates?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

What will you be served at a grand foreign embassy?  Laura Freeman talks to those in the know

My Thai chicken had a garnish of ‘sang de rat’

1 December 2018 9:00 am

‘Trailing spouse’ Brigid Keenan on covering up a culinary catastrophe

Reasons to be cheerful (iStock)

Save the wine for mealtimes and have a high-spirited Christmas

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Save the wine for mealtimes this Christmas, says Henry Jeffreys

Beyond borscht – London’s Russian restaurant revolution

22 September 2018 9:00 am

There’s more to the country’s cuisine than borscht and blinis, says Tom Ball

Caffeine hit

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Have we reached peak coffee, asks Ed Cumming

Frida Kahlo in 1939

A feast fit for Frida

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Great Mexican food has finally come to London, says Misti Tray

The fad for non-alcoholic drinks overlooks one thing: they’re all disgusting

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The fad for non-alcoholic drinks overlooks the fact they’re disgusting

Breakfast is so Brexit (but avocados are definitely Remain)

2 December 2017 9:00 am

One suspect meal could land you on the wrong side of the great divide

The top draw restaurants loved by Britain’s best cartoonists

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Where some of Britain’s best cartoonists go to eat, drink and be merry

Everyone loves a bar-room bawl

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Britain’s traditional drinking ballads are dying out – and it’s time for a revival

The best Christmas hampers – tried and tested by us

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Cinnamon curd, salted caramel sauce and rare-breed pork salami – Christmas hampers have never been so exotic. But can they pass The Spectator taste test?

Let them eat game

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Should surplus pheasants go to food banks, as Sir Ian Botham suggests? It’s a nice idea, but guns should take their birds home

It’s all the Raj: the rise of posh curry

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Posh Indian restaurants are usurping cheap and cheerful curry houses

Take it outside

17 June 2017 9:00 am

See in the summer with stylish al-fresco dining

I can’t handle these half pints

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The trouble with letting children into pubs

Raising the bar

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The colourful display of bottles behind a counter is always a sight to lift the spirits

Sins of the flesh

17 June 2017 9:00 am

We should all eat less meat – and veg out more

A taste of sexy old Soho

17 June 2017 9:00 am

John Broadley’s drawings for Quo Vadis restaurant conjure up the glory days of life just outside its doors

The British chefs conquering Paris

25 March 2017 9:00 am

While traditional Parisian restaurants still stew in their century-old jus, young British chefs are showing the way ahead, says Wendell Steavenson

My love affair with single malt whisky

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Mark Palmer on his late-blooming love affair with single malt whisky

The rise of macaron mania

3 November 2016 9:00 am

How did we fall for this French tart? By Constance Watson

Four of the best Christmas hampers

3 November 2016 9:00 am

There’s nothing quite like those enticing wicker baskets packed with Yuletide treats.  Here we put this season’s through their paces

Will these new apps be an Uber for eating?

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast tries the new apps that could make restaurants obsolete

Amazon.grub

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Violet Hudson throws a dinner party using  Amazon’s food delivery service

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Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Hungry migrants are right to boycott Italian food, says Nicholas Farrell