Black lipstick: Here’s how to pull it off
Black lipstick: Here’s how to pull it off

Jennifer McShane

‘Meghan is right. Working mothers do have to choose between being present or being paid
‘Meghan is right. Working mothers do have to choose between being present or being paid

Amanda Cassidy

What to try this weekend: Gluten-free vegan churros with a caramel dipping sauce
What to try this weekend: Gluten-free vegan churros with a caramel dipping sauce

Meg Walker

How to increase your confidence and why it’s crucial
How to increase your confidence and why it’s crucial

Niamh Ennis

The scariest thing about Halloween? Competitive parenting
The scariest thing about Halloween? Competitive parenting

Sophie White

Add some colour to your living room with these punchy cushion designs
Add some colour to your living room with these punchy cushion designs

Megan Burns

Five perfect matte lipsticks that your mask won’t budge
Five perfect matte lipsticks that your mask won’t budge

Holly O'Neill

Slightly Christmassy movies that are totally acceptable to watch before Halloween
Slightly Christmassy movies that are totally acceptable to watch before Halloween

Lauren Heskin

This Glenageary home with a charming double-height extension is on the market for €1.875 million
This Glenageary home with a charming double-height extension is on the market for €1.875 million

Megan Burns

Surrogacy: ‘As soon as I lay a foot on Irish soil I become a legal stranger to my son’
Surrogacy: ‘As soon as I lay a foot on Irish soil I become a legal...

Amanda Cassidy

Image / Editorial

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke


by IMAGE Interiors & Living
04th Aug 2017
London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke

For creative inspiration, there are few cities more exciting than London, but it’s pretty vast. In the fourth of our five-part series, we asked a handful of design-minded Irish folk, who have embedded themselves there, like Jordan Bourke, to take us on a tour of their favourite haunts.


MEET – Jordan Bourke
CHEF, STYLIST & COOKERY WRITER @jordanbourke

I have been living in London for more than 12 years now, which I find hard to believe. The notion that in only seven years’ time, I will have been living out of Ireland for as long as I lived in the country is a very strange concept. I still feel 100 per cent Irish, though, and identify more with the Irish temperament and sense of humour, but I do love it here all the same.

For the food, design and atmosphere, I love The Palomar (below) and The Barbary, two sister restaurants in Soho and Covent Garden respectively. They both serve a delicious mix of Israeli and North African sharing plates, as well as some killer cocktails. Both restaurants have open kitchens, surrounded by a high bar with stools. This is my favourite place to perch, the stools are properly comfortable and, as a chef, I love to see the kitchen in action.

One of the best food markets in London has to be the Druid Street Market in Bermondsey. It’s open every Saturday, 10am-4pm. This is the place to discover some of the most exciting new food start-ups in London. I never come away disappointed.

For elegant, unfussy tableware, you can’t beat David Mellor‘s flagship store on Sloane Square. Their covetable range features everything you could possibly need for a kitchen or dining room setting, plus a load more you absolutely don’t need, but simply must have. While Labour and Wait (Redchurch Street, feature image) and Jasper Morrison (below), both in East London, have a very cool range of kitchen essentials, such as design-led coffee percolators and mugs.

My current brunch obsession is the The Good Egg in Stoke Newington; the best lazy brunch I’ve had in London this year by far. Unfortunately, most of the city agrees with me, so you will certainly have to queue, but it will be worth it. It is also open for dinner if an early morning queue is too much to bear.

Also Read

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke
EDITORIAL
‘Meghan is right. Working mothers do have to choose between being present or being paid

Not everyone was happy about the Duchess of Sussex getting involved in US politics. But her letter on behalf of...

By Amanda Cassidy

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke
EDITORIAL
5 houseplants we guarantee you can keep alive

For those who buy houseplants with the best of intentions and end up killing them, here’s a selection you’ll be...

By Hannah Hillyer

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke
EDITORIAL
Attending multiple weddings this year? How to save money as a guest

These days, going to a wedding is the equivalent of going on a short holiday in terms of cost. From...

By Jennifer McShane

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke
EDITORIAL
Sarah Harding’s heartbroken mum announces the singer’s death aged just 39

Sarah Harding has died at the age of just 39, her heartbroken mother revealed today. The Girls Aloud star had...

By Amanda Cassidy

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke
EDITORIAL
This spatchcock chicken recipe will make your weekend

This is a great way to get a juicy roast chicken, bursting with flavour.     Bord Bia’s Spatchcock Chicken...

By Meg Walker

London Guide: Chef Jordan Bourke
EDITORIAL
‘Romy & Michele’ actress Cortney Wolfston on being fired while pregnant

“I was confused. Hadn’t I just been told this was a perfect time to be pregnant?” she questioned. Actress Cortney...

By Sarah Finnan