You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser.

Login Contact

Andy Lynes

Main Details

Full name Andy Lynes
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Restaurants, food, drink, travel

Editorial work
Media outlets regularly worked for

Independent on Sunday, Restaurant magazine, olive, Food Arts

PR writing Contact me for more information
Last updated 29-11-2018 11:10


I'm a Glenfiddich Award nominated freelance writer specialising in food, drink and travel. I write a weekly Food of the Week column and food and drink related travel articles for the Independent on Sunday. I have been the guest restaurant critic for The Guardian and Metro (London edition) and contributed to the 2007 and 2006 editions of the Square Meal restaurant guide. I am the author of Britain's Finest Restaurants, due for publication in 2008.

I have contributed a number of restaurant and travel themed-articles to the BBC's olive magazine and wrote the Eat Out page for nearly two years. I contribute interviews, book reviews and news items to Restaurant magazine and contributed to an equipment supplement published in Autumn 2007. I have contributed several articles to the leading American hospitality magazine Food Arts including a profile of British chef Tom Aikens.

I have written several cover features for Caterer and Hotelkeeper, including an exclusive interview with top London restaurateur Nigel Platts Martin. My work has also appeared in Waitrose Food Illustrated, Independent on Sunday Review magazine, Restaurant magazine, Food Arts, History Today and Scarlet magazine. Andy contributed to the revised edition of the Oxford Companion to Food and The AA's The Guest List, both published in 2006.

In 2007 I contributed news stories and blogs for the launch of the William Reed website and acted as web portal manager for

I am the former editor of Savour, the magazine of the Guild of Food Writers and a founding affiliate of The eGullet Society for the Culinary Arts and Letters ( where my managerial duties included Dean of The eGullet Culinary Institute, contributing editor of The Daily Gullet and host of the UK forums.