John Walsh

Prolific writer and commentator John Walsh contributes columns to the paper as well as writing features, interviews and restaurant reviews. He has been editor of The Independent Magazine, literary editor of the Sunday Times and features editor of the London Evening Standard.

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Hutong, restaurant review: Stunning sky high setting and intense, dramatic dishes

Level 33, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY (020 3011 1257)

Taberna do Mercado, restaurant review: 'Nuno Mendes' new place is quite unlike the Firehouse'

Old Spitalfields Market, 107b Commercial Street, London E1

Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year shortlist: Writing to inspire the wandering soul

Authors' Club president John Walsh surveys the contenders

Good call: Joe Biden watches as Barack Obama coolly responds to a heckler at the White House

President Obama has joined the sainted fraternity of heckler-squashers

After Barack Obama coolly rebuffed a heckler in the White House this week, John Walsh examines the admirable art of dealing with unwanted interruptions

Social Wine & Tapas, restaurant review: 'The best tapas joint I've encountered outside Spain'

39 James Street, London W1U (0207 993 3257)

Lewis Carroll

London International Antiquarian Book Fair: original letters from Orwell and Carroll reveal lots about the famed authors

A Plaintive letter from Lewis Carroll that is a masterclass in self-exculpation

Banyan, restaurant review: 'A lovely setting but the owners need to spice up the menu'

The Kings Arms, Midhurst Road, Fernhurst, Surrey, GU27 3HA (01428 644090)

Frances de la Tour interview: From Shakespeare to Rising Damp, the actress has lit up stage and TV for 50 years - and found new fans in Vicious

Back in the 1970s, the TV sitcom ‘Rising Damp’ brought Frances de la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she’d never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile

John Walsh on Thomas Vinterberg's Far from the Madding Crowd: I'm shocked someone thinks such a classic film needs a remake

Carey Mulligan seems to have spent her entire film career in tears

West Thirty Six, restaurant review: 'Try this effortfully retro place just for the novelty value'

36 Golborne Road, London W10 (020 3752 0530)

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