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.
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.
21 March 2014 09:36 PM
He is riskily candid, and has a genius for winding people up
21 March 2014 10:48 AM
The Bloomsbury Group were, among other things, the foodies of their day, their enthusiasm for the heady flavours of southern French cuisine in tune with their love of French art. Now a new book offers a delicious taste of life at their tables
15 March 2014 12:00 AM
A visit to this dramatic nation is a chance to explore a vivid cultural history, says John Walsh
It would be so much fun to say that Roy Jenkins remade Britain in his own degenerate image. The only problem is, it isn’t true
12 March 2014 05:45 PM
How glorious to make him a caricature of a decadent toff from ‘Brideshead Revisited’
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more