100 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.

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Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner Somethin’ Else

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 125 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

    Mary Beard

    Mary Beard

    On the origin story that birthed a passion for classics, the catharsis of being the only female lecturer in her Cambridge University faculty during the rise of 1970s feminism, and the failings of her LRB article on 9/11, the national treasure that is author, presenter, and professor Dame Mary Beard goes Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner at The Cambridge Club Festival. 



    Mary and Jay snack on an afternoon tea spread, including the famous Chelsea Buns, from Tim Hayward at Fitzbillies, Cambridge: https://www.fitzbillies.com 



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



    Out To Lunch is a Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner Production. 


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    • 43 min
    Nina Conti

    Nina Conti

    On cooking a rack of lamb for Arthur Miller, seducing actor, writer, and director Ken Campbell, and how her puppet Monkey helped her survive as a woman in comedy, the inimitable Ventriloquist Nina Conti goes Out to Lunch with Jay. Will Jay be able to withstand Monkey’s lascivious table chat when he joins the pair in an Out to Lunch first?

    Nina and Jay enjoy a delicious meal from Theo Randall at The Intercontinental in London: https://www.theorandall.com

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

    Out To Lunch is a Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner Production.

    • 34 min
    David Hare

    David Hare

    On having lunch with Hitchcock, awkward conversations with Steven Spielberg and loving Carey Mulligan’s spaghetti bolognese, playwright, screenwriter and director David Hare (Skylight, The Hours, The Worricker Trilogy, and Collateral) goes Out to Lunch with Jay.

    David and Jay enjoy a delicious meal at Noble Rot in London: https://noblerot.co.uk/

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

    Out To Lunch is a Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner Production.

    • 39 min
    Russell T Davies

    Russell T Davies

    On this, the inaugural Cheese Course bonus episode of Out to Lunch, exclusively for subscribers, Jay invites Russell T Davies back to share stories over a cheese board, and it’s anything but mild. Together, they slice into the success of Davies’ award-winning show It’s a Sin, fangirling over Neil Patrick Harris, and the story behind a new audio episode of Dr Who written by an unemployed Davies’ in a Cardiff bedsit in 1986.

    Russell and Jay enjoy a delicious cheese selection from cheesemongers Paxton and Whitfield in London, and you can order that very selection for yourself here: https://www.paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk/shop/cheese-library/the-cheese-course-out-to-lunch-with-jay-rayner-september?number=5327

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

    Out To Lunch is a Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner Production.

    Miriam Margolyes

    Miriam Margolyes

    On working alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Barbra Streisand, being pushed into the closet in LA, and absolutely never doing it up the bum, BAFTA-winning actor Miriam Margolyes goes Out to Lunch with Jay.

    Miriam and Jay enjoy delicious French cuisine at Maison François in London: https://www.maisonfrancois.london

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

    Out To Lunch is a Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner Production.

    • 39 min
    Introducing… Out To Lunch: The Cheese Course

    Introducing… Out To Lunch: The Cheese Course

    The Cheese Course, a new monthly bonus episode only for subscribers to Out To Lunch on Apple Podcasts. 



    In each episode Jay invites a previous guest back for a catch up over a plate of the finest cheese and biscuits. 

    Listen here for a tease of what’s to come! And, as well as enjoying an extra helping of cheesy conversation each month, subscribers also get every episode of Out To Lunch completely ad-free. Delicious. 

    All of that is available exclusively for just £1.79 a month and you can try it free right now, just subscribe via the Out To Lunch channel on the Apple Podcasts App.



    The Cheese Course cheeses have kindly been provided by the excellent Paxton and Whitfield. Find more about their range here: https://www.paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk/ 



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



    Out To Lunch is a Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner Production. 


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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 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!

dullmoon ,

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Really??????

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