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David Ellis

David Ellis is the editor of the Reveller. He writes regularly about eating and drinking, and is a keen practitioner of both.

Food + Drink
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A brief guide to pairing wine with barbecued food

Skin contact, old world grapes, chilled reds and more: Smokestak man Ben Dargue runs over the essentials for great booze with a barbie

Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

The rules for heading to pubs and restaurants, as July 19 confirmed

As lockdown eases, life finds a way – only, the next stage is on hold

Restaurants

David Ellis reviews Hongdae Pocha: Korean boozer is an absolute riot

Soho’s newest pub is gloriously graffitied den of fiery spice, huge portions and plenty to drink, says David Ellis

Food + Drink

Come on barbie, let’s go party: BBQ recipes for the glorious sunshine

Tongs at the ready: the city is sizzling and the heat is on. London’s well-seasoned barbecue pros plate up their fiery favourites for David Ellis

Events and Things To Do

Keep your eye on the ball: Where to watch the Euros 2020

Every exquisitely agonising Euros moment will be on a big screen from Friday. David Ellis on where to watch the beautiful game

Food + Drink

Mitch Tonks’ sustainable recipe for hake with garlic and romesco sauce

The Rockfish chef is urging diners to choose their fish more carefully – and with more consideration for the planet’s oceans

Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

London’s top bartenders pick the summer’s hottest cocktails

Highballs, spritz twists and lashings of tequila! The city’s cocktail gurus tell David Ellis what to order to kickstart the party season

Restaurants

123V: Is this London’s most convincing meat-free burger?

Alexis Gauthier’s new vegan restaurant is replicating LA-style fast food – with results that completely fooled one diner

Restaurants

Angela Hartnett joins Into Hospitality campaign to solve staff crisis

Restaurants are lining up to help the scheme, with both supports the unemployed and could help ease recruitment woes

Restaurants

Tom Kerridge tentatively dips toe in plant-based dining with Bad Vegan

The new “vegan” opening looks to want the best of both worlds, as it will also serve meat

Restaurants

BAO announce new noodle shop in Shoreditch, complete with karaoke TV

Marking a soft change in direction, the group will celebrate a comfort food classic at its latest venture

Restaurants

Sally Abé on the Pem: ‘It’s going to be glam, elegant – and lively!’

Sally Abé talks tells David Ellis about life after the Harwood Arms, why empowering women in hospitality drives her and her enduring love for classic recipes

Events and Things To Do

New Fulham Town Hall exhibition explores mental health in hospitality

Nuno Mendes and Hawksmoor’s Will Beckett were among those to join the conversation

The Reveller

This is the sound of your hot vax summer

From euphoric bangers to slick plastic funk, the city’s hottest tastemakers tell Jochan Embley and David Ellis the tracks to get down to

Events and Things To Do

New festival Body Movements to celebrate queer club culture in Hackney

The country’s finest queer club nights and LGBTQI+ performers will be on the bill

Events and Things To Do

Arcade games galore as Four Quarters announce new flagship bar

From Street Fighter to Sega Rally, the latest Four Quarters is set to be the group’s biggest yet

Restaurants

Jikoni becomes UK’s first independent restaurant to go carbon-neutral

Though not the first restaurant to achieve zero carbon emissions, the news is a sign smaller operators are beginning to step up

Business

Hospitality staff crisis: People must know there is a career in this

After its hardest ever year, the hospitality industry has been flung into its latest crisis as it tries to manage a staffing drought

Restaurants

Rohit Ghai announces Kutir charity menu in aid of India’s Covid crisis

As bodies continue to wash up on the shores of the Ganges, the Michelin-starred chef hopes to raise funds for a hospital

Restaurants

New Greek chain Smashing Plates to sprawl across London and beyond

The chain is set to be a familiar site, with eight restaurants and a dark kitchen opening soon

Restaurants

Punjab restaurant celebrates volunteers who fed the homeless

Punjab supported the homeless charity, helping deliver more than 75,000 meals to rough sleepers since last March

Restaurants

12 unmissable openings in London, picked by the city’s top chefs

London is back in business and the capital’s top restaurateurs pick the new places that have them chomping at the bit — and pay tribute to those that have shut

Events and Things To Do

Bernie Dieter and Zoe Lyons top bill at all-new Underbelly festival

The “Queen of punk cabaret” promises gin-soaked debauchery in the festival’s new spiegeltent

Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

New South Bank beer garden promises DJs, drag brunches and gunpowder

The huge new venue is set for everything from RuPaul stars to old rockers

Food + Drink

Ramadan recipes: Joudie Kalla’s banana and Medjool date cake

Top chefs who are observing the holy month of Ramadan share their favourite recipes for iftar, the post-sunset meal that breaks the fast

Restaurants

Bibi’s Chet Sharma: I knew I wanted this before – now I know I need it

The chef made his name working with JKS restaurants and the likes of Moor Hall. Now, after a hellish year and a serious illness, he’s set to launch a place of his own