William Sitwell

William Sitwell


William Sitwell is one of Britain’s leading food writers. He is a restaurant critic for The Telegraph as well as a commentator and travel writer for that newspaper. He was formerly the multi-award-winning editor of acclaimed magazine Waitrose Food for 16 years.

William has authored four internationally successful books: A History of Food in 100 Recipes (translated into nine languages), Eggs or Anarchy; The Remarkable Story of the Man Tasked with the Impossible: to Feed a Nation at War and The Really Quite Good British Cookbook.

His latest book The Restaurant; A History of Eating Out, was published by Simon & Schuster in the UK and US (by Diversion) in 2020 and was described by Bloomberg’s Richard Vines as ‘more entertaining than many a restaurant meal’. A frequent presenter and guest on TV and radio and a popular speaker at events, he is one of the long-standing critics on the hit BBC show MasterChef and the host of Biting Talk, Britain’s liveliest food and drink podcast.

He also entertains diners with William Sitwell’s Supper Club, providing exceptional food in extraordinary locations across the UK and is the founder of the world smallest wine store WilliamsHouseWines.com. He lives in Somerset with his wife Emily and he has four children.


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When I message someone to ask if they are ‘coming tomorrow’ that’s the question I want to ask, not if they’re ‘cooking tomatoes’. #autocorrect

This Churchill speech mixed with Ukraine war footage will give you goosebumps.

✍️ 'Impeccable tagliatelle, glorious roast fish and an apple pie so perfect it's almost unreal. Emilia's Italian-inspired menu has it all' | Writes @WilliamSitwell https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/columnists/william-sitwell-reviews-emilia-devon-love-song-paean-rich-hearty/?utm_content=telegraph&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1669385559-1

$25,000 a night? No problem. But how does one switch the lights orf? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/new-york/stay-25000-a-night-new-york-suite-heavenly-couldnt-figure/

Gentle reminder,..... it's only November 15th 👍🏻☕

V interesting. Have a watch. 🐓🥚

It's #GreatBritishGameWeek!
@WilliamSitwell said “Cooking with and eating game isn’t just a sensible, sustainable and natural way of life, it’s a delicious, exciting approach to food with endless and wonderful possibilities..."
Image: @FieldsportsJrnl

Hands off my rake eco-maniacs! ⁦@Telegraph⁩ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/problem-solving/now-eco-zealots-want-stop-raking-leaves/

Tudor photography. The astonishing talent of Antonis Mor. Painting of Thomas Gresham, 1560.

Impressive and amusing, Boris recites an extract from the Iliad in Ancient Greek, from memory.

@WilliamSitwell reviews The Bear Inn, Shropshire: ‘The food is magnificent, civilisation has hope’


A Prime Minister may fall today. Soak up the history, guys. Days like today only come around every couple of months

Any chance of some news items on the @BBCr4today ?!

My latest write up for @SouthWest660 - where to eat and sleep between Lynton and Watchet. #NorthDevon #Somerset #traveltuesday