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Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It's time to order Off Menu.
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Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster Plosive

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 393 Ratings

Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It's time to order Off Menu.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Ep 254: Michelle de Swarte

    Ep 254: Michelle de Swarte

    Model-turned-stand-up comic Michelle de Swarte is this week’s guest diner. And Ed and James are amazed to find out she doesn’t know a childhood song.
    Trigger warning: this episode has chat about dieting.
    Michelle de Swarte’s new sitcom ‘Spent’ is on BBC Two, Mondays at 10pm. Watch is on BBC iPlayer.
    Follow Michelle on Instagram @michelledeswarte
    Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.
    Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design).
    Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.
    And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.
    Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 253: Sophie Willan

    Ep 253: Sophie Willan

    The Dream Restaurant is taking bookings for its 12th series, and our first diner is ‘Taskmaster’ and ‘Alma’s Not Normal’ star Sophie Willan. Woo!
    Watch series one of ‘Alma’s Not Normal’ on BBC iPlayer. Series two is coming soon.
    Follow Sophie on Instagram @sophiewillan
    Tickets for ‘Off Menu: Live in London’ go on sale this Friday 12th July at 10am. Visit offmenupodcast.co.uk for details.
    Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.
    Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design).
    Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.
    And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.
    Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Series 12 Trailer – Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

    Series 12 Trailer – Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

    Booking for the Dream Restaurant’s 12th season start on Wed 10th July.
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    • 1 min
    Ep 252: Jason Mantzoukas

    Ep 252: Jason Mantzoukas

    ‘How Did This Get Made?’ podcaster and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star Jason Mantzoukas finishes up series 11. And half of his meal is lurking in the shadows…
    Listen to Jason’s podcast ‘How Did This Get Made?’ wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.
    Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design).
    Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.
    And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.
    Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 251: Helen Skelton

    Ep 251: Helen Skelton

    TV presenter, author and Strictly contestant Helen Skelton takes on her next challenge: ordering her Off Menu menu in the Dream Restaurant.
    Helen Skelton’s book ‘In My Stride’ is out now published by Headline. Buy it here.
    Follow Helen on Twitter and Instagram @helenskelton
    Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.
    Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design).
    Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.
    And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.
    Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 250: Patti Harrison

    Ep 250: Patti Harrison

    US stand-up and ‘I Think You Should Leave’ star Patti Harrison is this week’s dream dinner guest. She arrived so early her table wasn’t ready yet.
    Trigger warning: this episode contains talk of eating disorders.
    Patti Harrison is bringing her show ‘My Huge Tits Huge Because They Are Infected NOT FAKE’ to London’s Soho Theatre at the end of May and the Edinburgh Fringe in August.
    Follow Patti on Instagram @party_harderson
    Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.
    Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design).
    Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.
    And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.
    Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

BerMaWh ,

Omg this is the best

This is my favourite podcasts the hosts are super funny and charismatic all the guests are funny and happy to do the podcast It’s the greatest my favourite episode is Judi Love 😝😝😝😝🫠🫠

L-Podcast ,

Literally my favourite podcast

I listen to a lot of podcasts, but I always skip the queue when there’s new Off Menu.

It’s PURE JOY AND ENTERTAINMENT. Even when I don’t know the guest I become so invested in their food choices and history. James and Ed are hilarious and perfect co-hosts.

I will never get sick of this show. It’s good for re-listening too and makes me laugh out loud. I’ve been to some of their recommendations and they (mostly) stand. Kimchi Cult (Glasgow) was fabulous.

Literally the best. Can’t praise it enough.

Monty Moo ,

Always funny and often thoughtful

Have listened to almost all of the episodes. These two bounce off each other beautifully. Asma Khan episode is a stand out for her incisive intelligence, thoughtful conversation and fascinating back story. (The very strange Dan Ackroyd one was a stand out for a whole other reason - it must be very hard to hijack these two accomplished performers but he mowed over them both!)
I have howled with laughter at a lot of the episodes (Greg Davies esp.) - a great track record of really delivering great content throughout their series. This is one of the podcasts that really brightens my day.

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