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We’ve collected a list of top UK food & drink journalists you should be reaching out

Food, drink and catering are growing sectors in the UK, to navigate  the selection of brands or find the best place to eat out, the audience relies on the features published in both online and offline publications.

If you are working in the food & drink or restaurant sector and looking to spread the word about your brand to the world, then take note of our list of top UK food and drink journalists who can help you get the coverage you need, from restaurant recommendations to drink reviews. 

Note: information is accurate for the date the blog was posted in January 2023. Journalists might change outlets and sectors in the future.

Lulu Grimes

Group Managing Editor, BBC Good Food Magazine

Lulu has been the Managing Editor for BBC Good Food since 2019, covering food, restaurants and travel. he pent time at all big titles, Food & Travel and Sainsbury’s magazine before joining BBC Good Food. She was also a food editor for Murdoch books in Sydney, taught food writing at City University and Leith’s, and has published a number of cookbooks. BBC Good Food focuses on families and people who like to plan ahead, while Olive contains content bars, restaurants and travel aimed at couples or individuals and may feature brands.

Lulu talked to us about BBC Good Food and Olive in an interview. Peek into the first 5 minutes here.

Helen McGinn

Freelance Journalist

Helen is an award-winning author, international drinks writer and presenter. She regularly produces content for the Daily Mail’s Femail magazine and Waitrose Food magazine.

We had Helen as a guest for one of our interviews, preview it here.

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Lisa Markwell

Editor, The Telegraph Magazine

Lisa oversees all content at The Telegraph Magazine, and at the moment, the features content on the paper. Before joining her current outlet, Lisa worked for The Independent and Sunday Times Magazine. The team at The Telegraph Magazine writes about a variety of interesting topics, featuring anything new and upcoming, health-related performs well. 


Lisa told us more about her desk, the team, how to pitch and more. Tune in for the 5-minute preview.

Emma Franklin

Emma Franklin

Cookery Editor, Good Housekeeping (UK)

Emma has been the Cookery Editor at Good Housekeeping since 2018, she was also appointed Cookery Editor fro Prima/Red in 2021. She is interested in hearing about everything food and drink-related for the news and shopping pages, as well as commissioning book extracts across the titles. The topics fashion, beauty, cookery, health, travel, homes are all equally important at Good Housekeeping and sustainability is gaining key consideration for all articles and products.

Joanna Taylor
Food & Drink Editor, ES Magazine

Joanna started as Food and Drink Editor at ES Magazine in 2022. She was previously Deputy Beauty Editor and ES Writer at the magazine. With responsibility for the Need the Know section as well as the food and drink pages, Joanna is the person to contact about new openings and upcoming events.

David Ellis

Editor, Evening Standard

As Editor of the Reveller David writes regularly about everything that is related to eating & drinking, lately posting restaurant reviews, and going out lists. David has worked at the Evening Standard since 2015 and was appointed Editor in 2020.

Megan Dickson

Megan Dickson

Editorial Assistant, Food and Travel Magazine

The Food and Travel magazine is a leading title in the gastronomic travel sector. As the Editorial Assistant, Megan covers travel, restaurant reviews, food and drink topics.

Grace Dent

Freelance Journalist

Grace is a freelance journalist producing articles, content and audio recordings for The Guardian in the Food & Drink section. She hosts the Comfort Eating podcast and produces weekly restaurant critiques. 

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