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.
Rita's, restaurant review: A bold adventuring in unfamiliar territory - but you may need to consult a dictionary
19 April 2014 12:00 AM
I don't know about this no-bookings policy that's taken over the capital's eating houses. What's the protocol? Do you ring and say, "I know I can't book a table, but I thought I'd mention that we're coming to your restaurant tonight and, er..." or do you walk in, in your eating-out finery, and say, "Hi! We were wondering if we could have dinner this evening. What, you have none free? Oh right..."?
Oscar Pistorius trial: Is it a court of law or a bear pit? Enter the adversarial advocate – Gerrie Nel
18 April 2014 05:44 PM
Gerrie Nel is the latest in a long tradition of ferocious prosecutors
13 April 2014 12:00 AM
Speaking with your mouth full, eating off your knife. No longer are these the bêtes noires of the diner with decorum...
09 April 2014 05:33 PM
A new survey warns that kids who can remember the brand names of drinks referred to in song lyrics are twice as likely to drink to excess. Perhaps we could alter some lyrics?
05 April 2014 12:00 AM
Marcus Wareing's two-Michelin-star eating-house at The Berkeley has reopened after a £1.4m redevelopment. But will John Walsh be able to see past the ugly downlighters, dark shutters and corrugated-metal backdrop?
28 March 2014 05:27 PM
Darren Aronofsky’s epic has fallen foul of a world which has learnt to take offence at everything and to politicise religious belief
New edition of The Complete Plain Words will delight fans of no-frills prose - but can breaking the rules be the making of good writing?
27 March 2014 08:50 PM
The Complete Plain Words was first published sixty-five years ago and its impact on British society was immeasurable
Now that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have 'consciously uncoupled', how might other celebrities avoid the dreaded d-word?
26 March 2014 12:59 PM
This is just a vodka-based domestic realignment, okay?
23 March 2014 08:21 PM
It’s salutary to consider how many things one could live without, or hardly ever needs
22 March 2014 12:00 AM
Exactly a century after their aerial namesakes, Orville and Wilbur, took to the air in 1903, the UK Wright Brothers – actually they're cousins, Ben Wright and Robin Hancock – took off in 2003, when they opened an oyster and seafood bar in London's Borough Market. The Market was at its apogee of trendiosity. City slickers flocked to the open-fronted premises, scarfing down plates of oysters, mussels, prawns and langoustine as if they were in Marseilles.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 4 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
- 5 Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven
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