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Jonathan Meades

Jonathan Meades is a British writer on food, architecture, and culture, as well as a novelist.

Meades studied at RADA c.1967. He has written reviews and articles for The Times for many years, and has been restaurant critic of The Times since 1986. He is well known to British television audiences for his series about architecture Abroad with Jonathan Meades and its sequels Further Abroad with Jonathan Meades and Even Further Abroad With Jonathan Meades, the last shown on BBC2 in 1997. Meades was voted Best Food Journalist in the 1999 Glenfiddich Awards.

Meades' television work is noted for his elaborately stylised and frequently surreal presentation and linkages. His work often criticises misplaced good taste, timid design and nostalgia.


  • Architectural Expressions ISBN 0471496677
  • This is Their Life (1979; collection of biographies of TV stars)
  • Peter Knows What Dick Likes (1989)
  • Pompey (1993)
  • Incest and Morris Dancing (2002; collection of Times restaturant columns)
  • The Fowler Family Business (2002)
  • "The Times" Restaurant Guide 2002
  • Filthy English

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