My top table

Al Pompiere in Verona (00 39 045 803 0537). They do a wonderful dish with beef fillets and grilled radicchio with aged balsamic vinegar. You go in at 7.30pm and leave at 1am and it feels like you've been there for five minutes.

Comfort eating

Dim sum at the Royal China on Baker Street, London W1 (020-7487 4688) on a Sunday afternoon.

My favourite cookbook

Modern Italian Cooking by Biba Caggiano – a brilliant collection of recipes and little stories.

The food shop I can't walk past

It's not a shop but a website called Natoora ( They bring vegetables over from Milan Market twice a week and you get these incredible selections. It's easy to spend a fortune.

What's in my fridge?

Prosciutto, Parmesan, Italian butter, Swiss chard, some overripe tomatoes and a few capers. And there's always a jar of Dijon mustard and a jar of anchovies.

Theo Randall will be at Taste of London, Regent's Park, 19-22 June;

Theo Randall made his name as head chef at The River Café in Hammersmith, west London. In 2006, he opened Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane