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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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

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.

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.

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.

Your chance to shape 'The Independent on Sunday'

Every Sunday morning I spend an hour checking independent.co.uk, Twitter and Facebook to get an early idea of the reaction to the paper's biggest stories. Sometimes I'll tweet a link to something I think will particularly capture the imagination, or a gem from The New Review supplement or the Money section that might otherwise not receive much attention.

On The Bab, restaurant review: Korean street dishes for hip diners looking for fun?

If you were inventing a restaurant to promote London's scene it would, surely, be this: Korean street food in Hoxton. It's got in-flight magazine article all over it: "Visitors to London will love this edgy eatery." Shudder.

Hair to the throne: Actor John Hurt

Awards have a hirsute tie: Prize for Beard of the Year is three way split

It has not been, we must report, a vintage year for facial hair. The prize for the annual Beard of the Year has had to be shared between The Choir's Gareth Malone, actor John Hurt and rugby player Geoff Parling.

The Ape & Bird: Restaurant review - Polpo's Russell Norman has pushed his little plates aside for his first pub

While using the Polpo cookbook the other day, I had a moment to think about why the book was one of last year's biggest successes. Perhaps because it has an innovative spine that allows it to lie flat; perhaps because it looks beautiful and the recipes work; perhaps because it is true to one, quite specific cuisine – the Venetian cicchetti (little plates).

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