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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Restaurant review: Rogano is resolutely unfashionable but do its staff have to be so dismissive?

Rogano, 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, tel: 0141 248 4055

Between the lines: Life in Murmansk prison with Greenpeace from an old, dear friend

Frank Hewetson's dry sense of humour shines through in a letter sent from Russia, where he is being held with 29 others arrested on the Arctic Sunrise

Fashion statement: Theresa May's tartan caught many eyes

Catwalk or conference: Spot the difference

Parties, shmoozing, babble. The twin worlds of politics and fashion

Restaurant review: South Street Pantry - 'family friendly' doesn't have to mean bland and overpriced

Lisa Markwell visits The Cape in Beaconsfield and the South Street Pantry in Bishop's Stortford and finds that - although they both feature jaunty bunting, mismatched furniture and a counter laden with cakes - there the similarity ends

Restaurant Review: Smokehouse, 63-69 Canonbury Road, London N1

Pitt Cue Co, John Salt… now Neil Rankin is setting the world on fire at his own place, says Lisa Markwell

Restaurant review: Plum + Spilt Milk, Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Road, London

Can Mark Sargeant command attention at an already bustling King's Cross, asks Lisa Markwell

Review: The Dairy, 15 The Pavement, Clapham Old Town, London

Chef might be too busy to pop over, but his food rules, says Lisa Markwell.

Meaty matters: Tim Hayward’s lovingly researched book helps combat the disconnect between the British and what we eat

Review: Food DIY, By Tim Hayward

Bring home the bacon ... and the sausages, kebabs and badger ham

Acciuga, 343 Kensington High Street, London W8

The food is as authentic as it is comforting at old-school Italian Acciuga, says Lisa Markwel.

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