Lisa Markwell

Lisa Markwell is the editor of The Independent on Sunday. She was previously executive editor of The Independent, i and The Independent on Sunday and has edited the features pages, and both the Saturday and Sunday supplements. She writes comment pieces for the papers and restaurant reviews for the New Review. Lisa has worked across a variety of newspapers and magazines and can now tick off every publication cycle from daily to quarterly. She is an enthusiastic foodie, mother of two teenagers and drives an electric car. She is writing a book about adoption.

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These violent crimes demand action, not just words

I had wondered if it was trite or not to pull together the news about the girls raped and murdered in India, the Sudanese mother sentenced to death, and the Pakistani woman killed by stoning at her own family’s hands, into a discussion of whether violence against females was increasing. I decided that it probably was... and then I listened to yesterday morning’s Today programme, which did just that. It did not jar to discuss all three, and also to mention the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.

Lemonia, restaurant review: Does the famous Greek restaurant in Primrose Hill still deliver?

Lemonia, 89 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1. Tel: 020 7586 7454

Fine riposte: Goodman's meat is sourced, aged and cut with integrity

Goodman, restaurant review: Far more refined than just the caveman slab-of-steak thing

Goodman, Mayfair branch, 26 Maddox Street, London W1, tel: 020 7499 3776

Marani, restaurant review: Does this new Georgian restaurant in Mayfair offer an authentic taste of Tbilisi?

I was recently asked by a journalism student at City University London how to make it as a restaurant critic. After confessing I gave myself the job (shameless, I know), one of my comments was that if you go to a restaurant whose cuisine you don't know, take an expert.

Duck & Waffle: Lisa Markwell spends 24 hours at the restaurant that never sleeps

Duck & Waffle is always open. Always. How on Earth does that work? Our restaurant critic Lisa Markwell rides up to the 40th floor of London’s Heron Tower with an access-all-areas pass to the never-ending mealtime

Bob Bob Ricard, restaurant review: Are the good times still rolling at the tweaked Soho hang-out?

Bob Bob Ricard, 1 Upper James Street, London W1, Tel: 020 3145 1000. £140 for two, with drinks

Pint Shop, restaurant review: A great drinks menu, outstanding food - and no queues!

Cambridge on a sunny Sunday. So there's a queue to get into the city centre; a queue to get into the multi-storey car park; a queue to get into somewhere for lunch.

Wanted – the people who make Britain a better place

Here at The Independent on Sunday, we've been celebrating "happy" for ages, long before Pharrell Williams created "that" song.

Claridge's, restaurant review: Is afternoon tea at the posh London hotel worth £50?

I know what you're thinking: £50 for tea. Fifty pounds? For tea and cake? But this is one's reality when Auntie Virginia is celebrating her 70th and the One Thing she's always wanted to do is have afternoon tea at a posh hotel in London. Hence the £50 scone.

The Brackenbury, restaurant review: Can son of the River Café Ossie Gray put his own imprint on the formerly chic restaurant?

Perhaps it is the fact that I've just been on a tour of a nearby gin distillery. Perhaps it is because it's a double date with the highly entertaining Mr and Mrs Rogers. But something bowled me in through the front door of the Brackenbury restaurant, through an aperitif and to the table without me noticing how dull the space is.

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