Episodes
We’re digging for national treasure, and we’ve found Kathy Burke – a guest we’ve been inviting to the Dream Restaurant since day one. Kathy Burke’s podcast ‘Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wake’ is out now on all the usual podcast platforms. Listen to it here. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk...
Published 02/01/23
The Dream Restaurant reopens its doors for series 9, and our first guest is Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor and star of 'Normal People', Paul Mescal. Paul Mescal stars in 'Aftersun' which is available to stream now on Mubi. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants...
Published 01/25/23
The Dream Restaurant reopens Wed 25 Jan.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/23/23
And here's part two of our 2022 Best Of collection. We’ll be back in the new year! Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). 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.
Published 12/29/22
It's been another delectable year of Off Menu. And here's part one of our favourite clips of 2022. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). 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...
Published 12/28/22
A present from Ed, James and The Great Benito. Off Menu: The Christmas Dinner Party, recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 20 December 2022. Featuring special guests: Nish Kumar Rosie Jones Bob Mortimer Munya Chawawa Sindhu Vee Tim Key Plus contributions from Claudia Winkleman and Dan Aykroyd. Bob Mortimer's new novel The Satsuma Complex is out now. Buy it here. Tim Key's Festivical Playing Cards. Buy them here. Recorded by Southbank Centre. Edited by Ben Williams for...
Published 12/25/22
Record a Christmas food podcast. Your time starts now. Watch The Horne Section TV Show on All 4. Watch Taskmaster on All 4. Listen to The Horne Section Podcast. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). 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...
Published 12/21/22
Tidings of comfort and joy to all! Finally, we complete the Mel and Sue set and welcome Mel Giedroyc to the Dream Restaurant for our first Christmas special of 2022. Watch Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable on Dave and UKTV Play. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended...
Published 12/14/22
The third ever live Off Menu, this time across the Atlantic in Canada. With very special guest, Saturday Night Live star and superb stand-up Chris Redd. Follow Chris on Twitter @ReddSaidIt and Instagram @ChrisReddIs Recorded by Just for Laughs Comedy Pro. Edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of...
Published 12/03/22
In the final episode of series 8, bonafide foodie and global treasure Stanley Tucci joins us in the Dream Restaurant. But will he raise a toast? Stanley Tucci’s book ‘Taste: My Life in Food’ is available now in paperback. Buy it here. ‘Inside Man’ is available on BBC iPlayer. Follow Stanley on Instagram @StanleyTucci Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram:...
Published 11/23/22
Petts wins prizes is this week's episode, as acclaimed stand-up (and Ed’s regular support act) Chloe Petts orders her dream meal. Amazing this episode survived, considering the water spillage. Chloe Petts is on tour with ‘Transience’ in 2023. Visit chloepetts.org for dates and tickets. Follow Chloe on Twitter and Instagram @ChloePetts Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter...
Published 11/16/22
Let’s GO! Stand-up comedian and I'm a Celeb and Celebrity Gogglebox star Babatunde Aléshé orders his dream meal this week. And do NOT piss him off. Babatunde is starring in the current series of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on ITV See Babatunde of tour in 2023 with Babahood. For dates and tickets go to his website. Follow Babatunde on Twitter @BabatundeComedy and Instagram @BabatundeComedian Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and...
Published 11/09/22
Rising comedy star Ania Magliano picks her dream menu, and a new caterpillar-based game in this week’s sugar-filled episode. See Ania Magliano’s show ‘Absolutely No Worries If Not’ at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on Fri 11 Nov. And look our for further dates on Ania's website. Follow Ania on Twitter @AniaMags and Instagram @AniaMagliano Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on...
Published 11/02/22
Wheel of Misfortune podcaster and soup-erb stand-up Alison Spittle has a reservation at the Dream Restaurant this week. Listen to Alison's podcast ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ on BBC Sounds. Follow Alison on Twitter and Instagram @AlisonSpittle Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of...
Published 10/26/22
Will this guest be eating to XS? Hyperpop superstar Rina Sawayama orders her dream meal this week. And James is trying to scare people with olive oil. Rina Sawayama's new album 'Hold the Girl' is out now. Rina is on tour. Head to rina.online for dates and tickets. Rina's hot sauce 'This Hell' is out now. Buy it here. Follow Rina on Twitter @rinasawayama and Instagram @rinasonline Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy...
Published 10/19/22
Things get spooky – or should we say ‘sinistro’ – in this week’s episode with stand-up and Taskmaster star Paul Chowdhry. Paul Chowdhry is on tour with ‘Family Friendly Comedian (No Children). Buy tickets at paulchowdhry.com. Listen to Paul’s podcast ‘Pudcast’ wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow Paul on Twitter and Instagram @paulchowdhry Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on...
Published 10/12/22
BAFTA-winning actor, comedian, writer and filmmaker Richard Ayoade has a table booked this week. And he knows the way to James's heart. Richard Ayoade’s children's book ‘The Book That No One Wanted To Read’ is published on 6th Oct by Walker Books. Buy it here. Follow Richard on Twitter @RichardAyoade Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial....
Published 10/05/22
Dream Restaurant Announcement! Off Menu: The Christmas Dinner Party Live at London’s Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall Tuesday 20 December 2022 Tickets go on sale this Wednesday 5th October 10am from southbankcentre.co.uk This festive season(ing), Ed Gamble and James Acaster decorate the Dream Restaurant and host the Off Menu Christmas Dinner Party. Join The Genie and the Maître Dream for some very special festive surprises, for one night only. Yorkshire pudding chat guaranteed*. *Not...
Published 10/03/22
No Camberwell Carrots are on the menu in this week’s episode with – yet another national treasure – Richard E Grant. Richard E Grant’s new book ‘A Pocketful of Happiness’ is published in hardback by Simon & Schuster on 29th September. Buy it here. Follow Richard on Twitter @RichardEGrant and Instagram @richard.e.grant Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and...
Published 09/28/22
Welcome to the Dream Restaurant Rylan Clark we’ve been expecting you for a long time! A guest we’ve been trying to book since day one, and he doesn’t disappoint. Rylan Clark’s new book ‘Ten: The Decade That Changed My Future’ is published in hardback by Seven Dials on 29th September. Buy it here. Follow Rylan on Twitter and Instagram @Rylan Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on...
Published 09/21/22
Do be happy, don't be sad – when you listen to this week’s episode of the Off Menu podcast with special guest, Matt Lucas. Matt Lucas hosts ‘The Great British Bake Off’ which is on Tuesdays, 8pm, Channel 4. Watch it here. Follow Matt Lucas on Twitter and Instagram @RealMattLucas Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website...
Published 09/14/22
Gotcha! Musical comedy duo Flo & Joan – aka sisters Nicola and Rosie – order their dream menus this week. Flo & Joan are on tour with ‘Sweet Release’. Go to floandjoan.com for dates Follow Flo & Joan on Twitter and Instagram @floandjoan Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a...
Published 09/07/22
We’re back in National Treash territory as we welcome our first Knight of the Realm to the Dream Restaurant: Sir Lenny Henry. Lenny Henry’s ‘Rising to the Surface’ is published by Faber & Faber on 1 September. Buy it here. Lenny Henry‘s ‘The Book of Legends’ is published by Pan Macmillan on 13 October. Buy it here. Lenny Henry stars in ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ on Prime Video from 2 September. Watch it here. Follow Lenny on Twitter @LennyHenry Recorded and edited by Ben...
Published 08/31/22
Superb stand-up and Live at the Apollo star Felicity Ward has a reservation this week. And James has a guess at what's in a salad. Go to felicityward.com for Felicity’s latest tour dates. Follow Felicity on Twitter and Instagram @FelicityWard Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of...
Published 08/24/22