I spent 11 years as a food journalist, researching food and drinks trends, interviewing food and drinks entrepreneurs about their innovations and writing stories about people’s adventures in hospitality.
I’ve been food editor at the Evening Standard and written stories for The Times, The Guardian, Stylus, Restaurant and Eater.
Here’s a selection of the work I produced – hover over the menu above to find a relevant category (e.g. Profiles or Producers or Features).

The txoko: Basque culinary culture (Berry Bros & Rudd)

Txokos are societies dedicated to celebrating northern Spain’s extraordinary culinary and vinous heritage. Food writer Victoria Stewart reports on how these gastronomic gatherings came about and what goes on behind the societies’ (normally) shut doors Sitting in a room that feels like the intersection of […]

Stir it up: London’s cocktail craze (Foodism)

From cocktail bars to mixing masterclasses and the number of drinks being served, Victoria Stewart charts the facts and figures of stratospheric rise of London’s cocktail scene WE ALL KNOW Londoners love cocktails. The availability, quality and interest in them has been growing steadily since about […]

Finding the balance (Berry Bros. & Rudd blog)

(Article originally published on, November 2016) Inspired by a trip to Kiln Soho, food writer Victoria Stewart writes about finding the perfect sense of poise, the balance not just within a dish or a wine, but between the two. (Pic: Kiln Soho) A good wine and food pairing […]