James Lowe


What Happens When a Chef Intentionally Cuts the Power at His Packed Restaurant

For one whole evening restaurant Amass in Copenhagen went dark when Matt Orlando marked Earth Hour by cutting all power in his restaurant during dinner service.
Lars Hinnerskov Eriksen

Everything These Michelin-Starred Chefs Learned from Working at The Fat Duck

James Lowe of Lyle’s in London and Danish chef Theis Brydegaard share how starting out at Heston's three Michelin-starred restaurant shaped their cooking careers.
Daisy Meager
East London

This Book Tells You Everywhere You Need to Eat in East London

Compiling recipes and anecdotes from Michelin-starred restaurants to local cafes and Turkish joints, East London Food by Rosie Birkett celebrates the area’s diverse dining scene.
Nell Frizzell

A London Restaurant Crawl with the King of Convenience Food

Jowett Yu may be head chef at high end Hong Kong restaurant Ho Lee Fook, but he also loves microwave spaghetti and convenience store fish cakes. On Yu’s first ever visit to London, I joined him and chef James Lowe for a tour of the capital’s best...
Johanna Derry

The Art of Pasta Extruding with Mitch Orr and James Lowe

I joined James Lowe, head chef at Michelin-starred London restaurant Lyle’s and Sydney’s “prince of pasta” Mitch Orr to make spaghetti, macaroni, and casarecce using an extruder, a rare pasta-making machine.
Daisy Meager

Meet the Filipino Sisters Behind Paris’ Coolest Neo-Bistro

Chef Tatiana Levha and sister Katia (front-of-house) run Le Servan, a casual Paris eatery injecting Asian flavours into traditional French dishes. “It’s pretty natural, it’s what we like to eat,” explains Katia.
Phoebe Hurst

How Running a Farm at My Restaurant Taught Me to Love Imperfection

Cooking from your farm makes you more vulnerable but I love that. It’s the complete opposite of fine dining, where you’re looking for consistency and a standardised product. You can have two radicchios but these two radicchios will be different in the...
Leonardo Pereira
Portuguese food

Meet the Chef Cooking Portuguese Pork in an Outdoor London Kitchen

Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira cut his teeth at famed Spanish restaurant Mugaritz before working alongside Junya Yamasaki and Nuno Mendes. So why is he in London cooking in an outdoor kitchen?
David Hillier

This Graffiti-Artist-Turned-Chef Is Lighting Up the Paris Restaurant Scene

Lauded as a “neo bistro,” Bertrand Grébaut’s Septime restaurant has become one of Paris’ most hyped eateries, thanks to its extremely chill approach to fine dining.
Phoebe Hurst

Hey London, Win Dinner for Two at Michelin-Starred Restaurant Lyle’s

We’re giving away a table at London restaurant Lyle’s’ exclusive dinner with Paris chef Bertrand Grébaut.
Munchies Staff
Win it

Hey London: Win a Place at Lyle’s’ Exclusive Dinner with Badass Chef Daniel Berlin

This month, celebrated Swedish chef Daniel Berlin cooks a one-off dinner at the newly Michelin-starred Lyle’s restaurant—and we’re giving away a table-for-two.
Munchies Staff

Eels Are the Slippery Link Between Japanese and British Cuisine

“Eels are rich in vitamins and give us energy to fight against the heat and last the summer,” says chef Junya Yamasaki as he and James Lowe prepare to cook a dinner that celebrates the fish’s place in British and Japanese cuisine.
Gareth May