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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.

For official show merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner Somethin’ Else

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 120 Ratings

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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.

For official show merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Omid Djalili

    Omid Djalili

    On being mistaken for someone else by Robert Redford, receiving the comedy stamp of approval from Whoopi Goldberg, and gate-crashing The Mummy premiere, award-winning actor, comedian and writer Omid Djalili joins Jay for this week’s episode of Out to Lunch.

    Omid and Jay chat over delicious food delivered to their respective homes from Kwan Thai Restaurant, Ipswich (http://www.kwan-thai-restaurant.co.uk) and Rosa’s Thai Restaurant, Brixton (https://www.rosasthaicafe.com/locations/rosas-thai-restaurant-delivery-takeaway-brixton)

    A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production

    For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

    • 36 min
    Charles Dance

    Charles Dance

    On receiving financial advice from Arnold Schwarzenegger, directing Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and how Sir Michael Caine tipped big things for him, actor and Game of Thrones star Charles Dance goes Out to Lunch with Jay.

    Charles and Jay chat over a delicious feast of Calum Franklin Pies at Holborn Dining Room’s Pie Room, London (https://holborndiningroom.com/pie-room/)

    A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production

    For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

    • 37 min
    Gurinder Chadha

    Gurinder Chadha

    On receiving a hug, a kiss, and a whispered sentiment from Bruce Springsteen, reading secret documents about British involvement in the Partition of India, and juggling eight upcoming film projects, Gurinder Chadha goes Out to Lunch with Jay.

    Gurinder and Jay chat over a delicious Chinese feast courtesy of Hakkasan in Mayfair (https://hakkasan.com/)

    A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production

    For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

    • 35 min
    Nish Kumar

    Nish Kumar

    On his first foray into stand-up with Ed Gamble and Tom Neenan, "The Mash Report”’s origin story and the worst gig he's ever played, comedian, writer and presenter Nish Kumar joins Jay for this week’s episode of Out To Lunch.

    Nish and Jay chat over a delicious Mexican feast courtesy of Santo Remedio in London (https://www.santoremedio.co.uk/).

    A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production

    For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

    • 37 min
    Marian Keyes

    Marian Keyes

    On her time in a squat, her hopes for Ireland’s future, and how she eventually overcame her alcoholism, bestselling author Marian Keyes goes out to lunch with Jay.

    Marian and Jay enjoy the gastronomic delights of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge (https://www.dinnerbyheston.co.uk/)

    A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production

    For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch

    • 37 min
    Rafe Spall

    Rafe Spall

    On filming an intimate scene with David Walliams, growing up with actor Timothy Spall as a father, and preparing for his upcoming role in To Kill A Mockingbird, actor Rafe Spall stays in for lunch with Jay.
    Rafe and Jay enjoy a delicious meal from Northcote in Lancashire (https://www.northcote.com/at-home/gourmet-boxes/)
    A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production
    For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch
    A Somethin' Else production.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

scastío ,

Brilliant Idea/Brilliant Podcast

I discovered Jay via the London episode of Parts Unknown, where he sat with Anthony Bourdain at St John restaurant chatting over roasted bone marrow. I was intrigued to know more about him, so I looked him up and discovered that he's everywhere. Aside from being a noted food critic, he's also an author of a series of food-based books; he's a fabulous pianist with his jazz combo, whose album you can find on iTunes; finally, he's a great interviewer on Out To Lunch.

Not long after discovering Jay on Parts Uknown in 2019, he announced that he was starting a podcast. I searched it out and started listening right from episode 1 with Richard E Grant. In 74 episodes, I have discovered so many wonderful and interesting people I might have never found out about had it not been for Jay and Out To Lunch. Jess Phillips, Jo Brand, and Guy Garvey are just a few of the fabulous guests that Jay has interviewed. If you haven't listened to Out To Lunch, I recommend that you subscribe and dive in; $ 2.99 a month is nothing. You will not regret it.

Victoria Spruiell ,

Great Podcast I just discovered!

I just discovered this podcast and it’s so fun and unique! I loved your interview with Damian Lewis and hearing about his life story. Looking forward to season 5!

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