Trends & Features

Waste not want not (Square Meal Magazine)

One chef’s kitchen trimmings are another’s useful ingredients as the root-to-stem dining trend grows in popularity. Words by Victoria Stewart. Illustration by Paul Blow. Originally published in Square Meal Magazine (digital version here p.64-65), Spring 2016

On the table: Lurra (Berry Bros & Rudd)

With the constant flurry of new openings, it can be hard to make it back to restaurants past. This month food writer Victoria Stewart seeks the value of second helpings, returning to Marylebone’s Lurra. Twenty-sixteen, I’ve decided, is to be my year of repeat restaurant visits. Regular […]

For the love of laksa (Evening Standard)

The founder of Malaysian street food enterprise Sambal Shiok, Mandy Yin, talks to Victoria Stewart about growing up on this soul-nourishing dish (Pic: Clerkenwell Boy) After being introduced to laksa in Singapore by a friend who grew up eating it there, I’ve since realised that there […]

London borough restaurant guides (London Design Guide)

In 2015 I was asked by Max Fraser, editor of a beautiful book called the London Design Guide, to write restaurant guides for 11 of London’s boroughs; an interview with chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton; and an essay looking at the reasons behind the London restaurant boom. […]