21 episodes

A bitesize podcast celebrating all that's amazing about everything edible, from the simplest snack to the fanciest feast. Each week, in around 20 minutes, host Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a restaurant, answers a listener's burning culinary question in Ask Hughgle, and shares something food or drink-related that's been putting a smile on his face in Treat Of The Week.
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Hugh's Joy Of Food Hugh Smithson-Wright

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 21 Ratings

A bitesize podcast celebrating all that's amazing about everything edible, from the simplest snack to the fanciest feast. Each week, in around 20 minutes, host Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a restaurant, answers a listener's burning culinary question in Ask Hughgle, and shares something food or drink-related that's been putting a smile on his face in Treat Of The Week.
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    Roger Hickman's restaurant review, how to avoid getting ripped-off by rising restaurant prices, and garlic, garlic, garlic

    Roger Hickman's restaurant review, how to avoid getting ripped-off by rising restaurant prices, and garlic, garlic, garlic

    This episode, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews his family's favourite restaurant, Roger Hickman's in Norwich; advises a listener who's worried about getting ripped off by rising restaurant prices, in Ask Hughgle; and that awesome allium, gorgeous garlic is Hugh's Treat Of The Week.

    Links

    Restaurant review

    - Roger Hickman's Restaurant rogerhickmansrestaurant.com
    - Bray's Cottage Pork Pies perfectpie.co.uk
    - Marsh Pig Charcuterie marshpig.co.uk

    Ask Hughgle

    - Hot Dinners hot-dinners.com

    Treat Of The Week

    - The Garlic Farm thegarlicfarm.co.uk
    - Garlic, Garlic, Garlic by Linda & Fred Griffith  abebooks.co.uk
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    • 20 min
    Chishuru restaurant review, when - and how - to complain in a restaurant, and Marmite is Treat Of The Week

    Chishuru restaurant review, when - and how - to complain in a restaurant, and Marmite is Treat Of The Week

    In this episode Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews an exhilarating West African supper, taking in the entire menu at Chishuru in Brixton, south London; answers the thorny question of when and how to complain in a restaurant (including some advice for restaurants on how better to handle complaints); and the nation's favourite savoury spread - pungent, polarising Marmite - is Hugh's Treat Of The Week.

    Links

    Restaurant review
    - Chishuru chishuru.com

    Treat Of The Week
    - Marmite marmite.co.uk
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    • 24 min
    Tendril restaurant review, what to pack for the perfect picnic, and why crumpets are the ultimate comfort food

    Tendril restaurant review, what to pack for the perfect picnic, and why crumpets are the ultimate comfort food

    This week Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews innovative 'mostly-vegan kitchen' Tendril, in Soho; advises a listener on what to pack for the perfect picnic; and sings the praises of crumpets, his ultimate comfort food.

    LINKS

    - Tendril http://www.tendrilkitchen.co.uk


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    • 20 min
    Lerpwl restaurant review, what makes the perfect cheeseboard, and enjoying ready-mixed cocktails - AKA, 'gins-in-tins'

    Lerpwl restaurant review, what makes the perfect cheeseboard, and enjoying ready-mixed cocktails - AKA, 'gins-in-tins'

    In this episode, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews Ellis & Liam Barrie's outstanding new Liverpool restaurant Lerpwl; helps two listeners to put together the perfect cheeseboard, in Ask Hughgle; and pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails - AKA 'gins-in-tins' - are his Treat Of The Week.

    Links

    Restaurant review

    - Lerpwl http://lerpwl.com

    Ask Hughgle

    - Hamish Johnston https://www.hamishjohnston.com/
    - Peter's Yard https://www.petersyard.com/

    Treat Of The Week

    - Unknown Pleasures https://unknownpleasures.com/collections/cans
    - 6 O'Clock Gin https://www.6oclockgin.com/product/mango-ginger-lime-gin-tonic-can/?v=79cba1185463
    - Pocket Negroni https://www.sendanegroni.com/products/pocket-negronis
    - Vacay https://www.haveavacay.com/
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    • 20 min
    Scott's restaurant review; the very existence of salad, defended; and Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread is Treat of the Week

    Scott's restaurant review; the very existence of salad, defended; and Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread is Treat of the Week

    This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews perennially-popular seafood restaurant Scott's in Mayfair, London; answers a listener's short but profound question about why salad even exists, in Ask Hughgle; and Lake District delicacy Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread is his Treat of the Week.

    Links:

    Restaurant Review
    Scott's www.scotts-restaurant.comAsk Hughgle
    Hugh's Twitter followers' favourite salads: https://twitter.com/HRWright/status/1415265491480977411?s=20Garden Cafe: https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/cafe/Treat of the Week
    Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread: https://www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk/
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    • 19 min
    Fordwich Arms restaurant review, how much spice is too much, and baked brilliance from Biscuiteers

    Fordwich Arms restaurant review, how much spice is too much, and baked brilliance from Biscuiteers

    This week, Hugh Smithson-Wright reviews a blissful birthday lunch at the Fordwich Arms in Kent, advises a listener who's hooked on jalapeños as to how much spice is too much, and the brilliant artisan bakers Biscuiteers are his Treat Of The Week.

    LINKS

    Restaurant review
    Fordwich Arms: http://www.fordwicharms.co.uk

    Ask Hughgle
    BaoziInn: https://baoziinn.com/
    Hongdae Pocha: https://hongdaepocha.com/
    Sambal Shiok: https://www.sambalshiok.co.uk/

    Treat Of The Week
    Biscuiteers:  https://biscuiteers.mention-me.com/m/ol/ja6fn-hugh-wright (15% off your first order via this link  - I'll earn a referral reward)


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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

DansgoneDutch ,

There must be more to review Hugh ? 🙏🏼

Finally, a decent review podcast. Picked up so many cooking / sourcing tips & enjoyed being transported to some amazing restaurants. The tips are a nice touch too. Upbeat & positive, much needed in these dark times. Please resume asap Hugh, if it’s possible, I’ve consumed every episode like a tramp at a kipper.

Cabrito goat meat ,

A very enjoyable listen.

How nice it is to have an ego free 15 minutes dedicated to enjoying oneself. I particularly enjoy how Hugh has little time for the kind of nonsense that can make dining out feel exclusive or ‘not for the likes of me.’

Dukejims ,

Humorous and insightful

Slivers of podcasting heaven. Funny, interesting and warm looks at the world of food, eating and taste in 15-minute morsels. Long may they last.