Episodes
Published 10/25/21
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:...
Published 10/18/21
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:...
Published 10/11/21
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.
Published 10/04/21
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.
Published 09/27/21
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...
Published 09/23/21
Miriam Margolyes, David Hare, Bernadine Evaristo, Dames Eileen Atkins and Mary Beard, Nina Conti, Patrick Kielty and many more… The table is set, the wine uncorked and the chefs are ready for service. This is a brand new series of Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner - terrific conversations had over the finest food.  Weekly episodes from Tuesday 28th September 2021. And don’t forget to follow on your podcast app of choice so you’re never left hungry. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner...
Published 09/21/21
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...
Published 07/18/21
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:...
Published 07/12/21
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
Published 07/05/21
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
Published 06/28/21
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
Published 06/21/21
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.
Published 06/14/21
On breaking into BBC Radio 1, a surprising addition to her rider, and how to save club culture, DJ, broadcaster and now novelist Annie MacManus joins Jay for this week’s episode of Out To Lunch.  Annie and Jay chat over delicious vegetarian meal boxes from Jikoni in Marylebone (https://www.jikonilondon.com/comfortandjoy), accompanied by refreshing apple juice from Wildpress (https://www.wildpressjuice.com/).  A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production For the exciting new range of...
Published 06/08/21
Published 06/07/21
On dining with Obama, his star-studded studies at Guildhall with Ewan McGregor, and working with Quentin Tarantino, award-winning actor Damian Lewis stays in for lunch with Jay. Damian and Jay enjoy a delicious meal delivered from Claridges in London: https://www.claridges.co.uk/restaurants-bars/ You can find Damian performing Dr. John’s ’Such A Night’ with Kansas Smitty’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYoPh8StafE A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production For the exciting new...
Published 05/31/21
On being starstruck by Neil Armstrong, his relationship with Tony Blair, and why we might all be holograms, physicist and academic Professor Brian Cox joins Jay for this week's episode of Out To Lunch. Brian and Jay enjoy tapas from Boqueria in Brixton (http://www.boqueriatapas.com/), paired with spectacular wine courtesy of Liberty Wines: https://www.libertywines.co.uk/ A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head...
Published 05/25/21
Published 05/24/21
On an unexpected run-in with Billy Connolly, her horrific childhood, and her inspiring encounter with Jay’s mum, stand-up comedian, writer and actor Janey Godley stays in for lunch with Jay.  Janey and Jay enjoy a tantalising Italian spread from Eusebi Restaurant and Deli in Glasgow: https://eusebideli.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 Learn more about your ad choices....
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