35 episodes

One of the world's top food critics lunches big names in a restaurant of his choosing. Crackling anecdotes and blistering chat, lubricated by killer cooking. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner production.

Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner Somethin’ Else

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 1.6K Ratings

One of the world's top food critics lunches big names in a restaurant of his choosing. Crackling anecdotes and blistering chat, lubricated by killer cooking. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner production.

    Russell Tovey

    Russell Tovey

    On hanging out with Harrison Ford on Broadway, not getting into drama school and his love of art, Russell Tovey joins Jay for a take-away via video chat for this week's In For Lunch.


    Russell is eating Japanese from Tanakatsu and Jay enjoys sushi from Taro.


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    • 34 min
    Gary Neville

    Gary Neville

    On why he loves football less since the Covid crisis, how he's opened up his hotels up for NHS staff during the pandemic, and the doubts he had as a football player.


    Gary Neville, English football coach and former player, joins Jay as they stay In For Lunch and enjoy a takeaway together via video-call.


    They both dig in to food from Ibérica which has been delivered to their homes in London and Manchester.


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    • 42 min
    Jessie Buckley

    Jessie Buckley

    On getting suspended from RADA, auditioning for Andrew Lloyd Webber and being in a marching band. Jessie Buckley, Irish actress and singer, joins Jay virtually as they stay In For Lunch, and share a takeaway.


    They both enjoy some Vietnamese food courtesy of Cay Tre (for Jessie) and Jay has food from Banh Banh.


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    • 37 min
    Ed Balls

    Ed Balls

    Former politician and ex-Strictly star Ed Balls chats to Jay about not wanting to give up his dream of becoming a football player, and taking piano exams.


    Ed and Jay are In For Lunch and chat on a video call over takeaway.


    Jay and Ed dig into some Turkish food. Ed has some from Diyarbakir while Jay orders-in from Saray.


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    • 35 min
    Edgar Wright

    Edgar Wright

    Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver Director, Edgar Wright, on the importance of Brussels sprouts, lockdown v 'Shaun of the Dead', and how he works music so seamlessly into his films. In place of a visit to a top restaurant, Edgar and Jay are In For Lunch, and enjoy a takeaway whilst chatting over video call.


    Jay and Edgar tuck into Chinese food from Hakkasan.


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    • 45 min
    George Ezra

    George Ezra

    George Ezra on working with Ian McKellan, locking himself in a dark room for 48 hours, the journey to his next album, and surviving lockdown without his dishwasher. In lieu of a visit to a top restaurant, George and Jay are In For Lunch - they each enjoy a takeaway at home while connecting up over video link.


    George has food from Green Valley while Jay orders-in from Limett Bistro


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Babs20 ,

Lockdown Listening

Found this while looking for new podcasts in Lockdown. Really easy listening, feels like you are on the next table in the restaurant overhearing conversations over a nice lunch.

TiggyK ,

My Fav Lockdown Podcast

I’ve listened to every single episode on my daily morning lockdown dog walk along the river. Great stuff

OpFelicity ,

Edgar Wright

Listened to this as I’m a big Edgar fan and it didn’t disappoint. Looking forward to hearing a few more as the set up and relaxed conversation style is very pleasing.

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