Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner

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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Society & Culture
TV & Film
Gregory Porter
36 min
Patrick Kielty
38 min
Simon Reeve
35 min
Jack Whitehall
37 min
Dame Eileen Atkins
36 min
Bernardine Evaristo
38 min
Mary Beard
40 min
Nina Conti
31 min
David Hare
36 min
Miriam Margolyes
35 min
Introducing… Out To Lunch: The Cheese Course
6 min
Introducing... Out To Lunch Season 6
2 min
Omid Djalili
32 min
Charles Dance
34 min
Gurinder Chadha
32 min
Nish Kumar
33 min
Marian Keyes
34 min
Rafe Spall
37 min
Annie Mac
31 min
Damian Lewis
30 min
Professor Brian Cox
29 min
Janey Godley
37 min
Edith Bowman
29 min
Introducing... Role Model!
6 min
Rev Richard Coles
43 min
Stewart Lee
35 min
Sharon D Clarke
34 min
New Merch!
1 min
Tom Allen
35 min
London Hughes
35 min
Sophie Ellis Bextor
35 min
Introducing... Ian Wright's Everyday People!
6 min
Jed Mercurio
32 min
Philippa Perry
39 min
Paloma Faith
30 min
Derren Brown
On how he got into painting, his love for taxidermy and why he wanted to show the workings of his illusions.
36 min
Season 5- Trailer
1 min
An Extra Serving
An extra serving of Out to Lunch to finish the season with all the bits we just couldn't fit in the main episodes: Phil Rosenthal dishes the dirt on TV set catering, Sara Pascoe shares what she did in the missing years on her CV, and Dolly Alderton details the all-girls-school hunt for boys in North London, plus many more delicious nuggets aside.
33 min
Nina Sosanya
On embarrassing auditions for the RSC, her chemistry with Hugh Bonneville (or lack thereof) and newfound addiction to woodwork, English stage, television, film and radio actress Nina Sosanya joins Jay via video call for a takeaway.
34 min
Sara Pascoe
On why mash is better than chips, why success doesn't lead to happiness, and why she can never love Jazz. Comedian and author Sara Pascoe is In For Lunch and chats to Jay on video call from London, UK to share some delicious food and tasty conversations.
33 min
Dara Ó Briain
On his Irish rebel Grandmother, why things need to go wrong, and how the best time to write is after just the right number of drinks. Comedian and presenter Dara Ó Briain is In For Lunch and catches up with Jay on video call from London, UK to share some food and sparkling conversation.
33 min
Marcus Samuelsson
On cooking for Presidents, finding his Ethiopian father, and losing friends in 9/11. Award-winning chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson joins Jay on video call from New York, USA, to share food and fascinating stories. Jay enjoys lunch from Manze in London, UK.
33 min
Tim Minchin
On the challenges of criticism, what to do with Roald Dahl's anti-semitism, and his new album Apart Together. Tim Minchin joins Jay over video call from Perth, Australia, to share food and a good chinwag for this week's episode. Jay is enjoying lunch from Kaosarn in Brixton, London.
36 min
Phil Rosenthal
On directing Bill Clinton, getting fired from NYC Met Museum, and the key to writing a hit sitcom. 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator and star of Netflix's 'Somebody Feed Phil', Phil Rosenthal, joins Jay for this week's episode.
32 min
Dolly Alderton
On dating apps, movie protagonist syndrome and life as an agony aunt. Author, journalist and co-host of The High Low podcast, Dolly Alderton, joins Jay for a spot of lunch high above London at The Shard, to share stories and delicious food. ay and Dolly eat at Hutong.
39 min
David Lammy
On being friends with Barack Obama, Labour under Corbyn v under Starmer, and his new book 'Tribes', MP and Shadow Secretary of State for JusticeDavid Lammy joins Jay for a socially distanced lunch in Soho.Jay and David eat at Roka in Charlotte Street.
39 min
Deborah Frances-White
On the sexism found on the comedy circuit, why dessert is a feminist issue, and why she turned to dancing in lockdown - host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, comedian, and screenwriter Deborah Frances-White is In for Lunch with Jay as the pair chat and eat over video-call.
39 min
James May
On leaving Top Gear, buying half a pub, and his new cookbook, 'Oh Cook!'. James May joins Jay in London's Soho for some delicious Italian food and hearty conversation.Jay and James are eating - socially distanced - at Bocca di Lupo.
41 min
Jo Brand
On when she's allowed to smoke, meeting Princess Diana, and how she deals with hecklers. Jo and Jay are In For Lunch, eating fish and chips and chatting over video call.Jo and Jay enjoy terrific food from Ken's Fish Bar in Dulwich, London, UK.
31 min
Richard Osman
On why you should stay in your comfort zone when it comes to food, why Love Island is great TV, and why he decided to not tell anyone he was writing a book. Writer, presenter, producer and novelist Richard Osman joins Jay at Kerridge's Bar and Grill in London, UK.
41 min
Lance Reddick
On gun training for John Wick, being a singing waiter, the best advice Idris Elba gave him, and racism in the acting industry. Lance and Jay are In For Lunch, eating and chatting over via video call from LA to London. Lance has food from Tender Greens, USA and Jay orders-in from FM Mangal, London.
34 min
Minnie Driver
On the struggle of relationships in LA, performing in roller-skates, why you need to make mistakes, and her love for the UK's Cornwall. Minnie and Jay are In For Lunch and enjoy catching up with a takeaway over video call from Malibu to London.
42 min
Season 4 Apéritif
A taste of what's to come in Season 4 with the likes of Minnie Driver, Lance Reddick, Richard Osman, Jo Brand, James May, Deborah Frances-White, David Lammy MP, Dolly Alderton, Phil Rosenthal, Jed Mercurio, Marcus Samuelsson, Dara O'Briain, Sara Pascoe - and more!
2 min
Season 3 - Second Helpings
Dita Von Teese on not being able to show one very particular part of her body, Charlie Brooker on the day his dad came home after being stabbed, and Romesh Ranganathan on why he moved to Crawley. Jay is here to dish up an extra portion of all the good bits that were missed out on first servings this season.
28 min
Shappi Khorsandi
On being bisexual, her vow not to argue in the jungle, and how to cook the perfect Iranian rice; Jay's ordering in for this week's In for Lunch with comedian Shappi Khorsandi. Being painfully shy as a child and living through death threats against her father - nothing is off the menu!
33 min
Fay Ripley
On selling George Michael's towels from the tanning salon to being framed for a diamond robbery whilst working as a clown, Fay Ripley, star of 'Cold Feet', joins Jay for a takeaway for this week's episode of 'In for Lunch'.
38 min
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1 min
Charlie Brooker
On throwing-up all over a restaurant, a fear of vomiting, and why dessert menus without chocolate are pointless. Charlie Brooker, writer and creator of Netflix hit 'Black Mirror', is Out To Lunch with Jay for a curry in London's St James' (recorded pre-lockdown).
39 min
Romesh Ranganathan
Body image in the spotlight, challenges of vegan life, and shame over his first stand-up appearance at Pontins. Romesh Ranganathan joins Jay for a lively meal in New York City, for this episode of Out to Lunch recorded before lockdown. Jay and Romes enjoy lunch at Crown Shy.
40 min
Tom Kerridge
On his addictive personality, stint as a child actor, and from pot washing to Michelin stars, chef Tom Kerridge joins Jay Rayner for this week's episode of In For Lunch. And instead of dining on takeaway, Tom sends a special menu of his own to Jay at home.
39 min
Sharon Horgan
On therapy, scouting the perfect drunk vegan food and how best to pluck a turkey. Writer, producer and Catastrophe star, Sharon Horgan joins Jay for a welcome escape from lockdown cooking for this episode of In For Lunch. Sharon enjoys takeaway from Il Bacio Express and Jay has food from Artusi.
34 min
Dita Von Teese
From LA strip clubs and Playboy covers to international Burlesque tours, Dita Von Teese joins Jay for lunch at Norma in Fitzrovia, London. Together they discuss fetishes, Dita's banana chart and how her fanbase has swayed from male to largely female and LGBTQ+.
50 min
Russell Tovey
On hanging out with Harrison Ford on Broadway, not getting into drama school and his love of art, Russell Tovey joins Jay for a take-away via video chat for this week's In For Lunch. Russell is eating Japanese from Tanakatsu and Jay enjoys sushi from Taro.
34 min
Gary Neville
On why he loves football less since the Covid crisis, how he's opened up his hotels up for NHS staff during the pandemic, and the doubts he had as a football player.Gary Neville, English football coach and former player, joins Jay as they stay In For Lunch and enjoy a takeaway together via video-call.
42 min
Jessie Buckley
On getting suspended from RADA, auditioning for Andrew Lloyd Webber and being in a marching band. Jessie Buckley, Irish actress and singer, joins Jay virtually as they stay In For Lunch, and share a takeaway. They both enjoy some Vietnamese food courtesy of Cay Tre (for Jessie) and Jay has food from Banh Banh.
36 min
Ed Balls
Former politician and ex-Strictly star Ed Balls chats to Jay about not wanting to give up his dream of becoming a football player, and taking piano exams.Ed and Jay are In For Lunch and chat on a video call over takeaway. Jay and Ed dig into some Turkish food. Ed has some from Diyarbakir while Jay orders-in from Saray.
35 min
Edgar Wright
Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver Director, Edgar Wright, on the importance of Brussels sprouts, lockdown v 'Shaun of the Dead', and how he works music so seamlessly into his films. In place of a visit to a top restaurant, Edgar and Jay are In For Lunch, and enjoy a takeaway whilst chatting over video call.
45 min
George Ezra
George Ezra on working with Ian McKellan, locking himself in a dark room for 48 hours, the journey to his next album, and surviving lockdown without his dishwasher. In lieu of a visit to a top restaurant, George and Jay are In For Lunch - they each enjoy a takeaway at home while connecting up over video link.
38 min
Trailer - Out To Lunch... stays In For Lunch
In lockdown, we’ve made a few special editions of the show with big names and a format twist... dubbed "In For Lunch". Jay orders his guests a delicious lunch which is delivered to their door, then he and his guest connect over video link for the interview, eating together as they go.
1 min
Season 2 Trimmings
Jess Philips on underage drinking, Guy Garvey on snappy dressing and Aisling Bea on sneeze-orgasm noises, Jay dishes up seconds of Season 2 with all the juiciest off-cuts that we missed first time around. You'll also receive extra portions of Eddie Marsan, David Baddiel, Nadiya Hussain, Dermot O'Leay, Russell T. Davies and Kathy Burke... Tuck in!
35 min
Aisling Bea
On working as an elf in an industrial North Pole, doing secret stand-up and her obsession with competitive food shows, actress, comedian and writer Aisling Bea joins Jay for lunch at The Brigade in London for some delicious food and a lot of fun anecdotes.
45 min
Kathy Burke
On sugar sandwiches, private jets, Ab Fab and how the menopause sparked being outspoken on Twitter, Kathy Burke joins Jay for some Dover sole and deep chats at Scott's.
38 min
Eddie Marsan
On how to cook the perfect roast beef, the struggles of being a malaprop and growing up in the East End, Eddie Marsan joins Jay for a spot of lunch and some oysters at Bentley's.
38 min
Dermot O'Leary
On dining with Ozzy Osbourne, interviewing his hero Bruce Springsteen and one of the best nights of his life (might feature karaoke). TV and radio presenter, Dermot O'Leary joins Jay Rayner at London's oldest restaurant - Rules in Covent Garden.
42 min
Lianne La Havas
On meeting Stevie Wonder, recording with Prince, and hanging with her imaginary friend Jemima. Singer and Songwriter Lianne La Havas joins Jay at Monica Galetti's Mere in Fitzrovia to indulge in some vegan delights.
45 min
Russell T Davies
On his cupboard full of Doctor Who toys, why he's not interested in writing a Marvel movie, and his obsession with Masterchef. The man behind the regeneration of Doctor Who in 2005, screenwriter and producer Russell T Davies, joins Jay at Cafe Murano in Covent Garden for some delicious Italian eating and riotous conversation.
56 min
Dave Gorman
On being an obsessive, the evolution of his backstage riders and - of course - the birth of PowerPoint comedy. Dave Gorman joins Jay at Hawksmoor Guildhall for prime steak and a dessert in celebration of citrus.
45 min
Nadiya Hussain
On how to pimp a Pot Noodle, her record for the most samosas eaten in a day, life after Bake-Off, and how the colour of her headscarf reflects her mood. Nadiya Hussain joins Jay at Tayyabs in Whitechapel for the best lamb chops in town.
50 min
Guy Garvey
On the death of his father, how best to complain in a restaurant, his romantic relationship with drink, and the impact of winning The Mercury Prize. Elbow frontman and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter, Guy Garvey, joins Jay for nose to tail eating at St John in London's Barbican.
51 min
Jess Phillips MP
On her journey to Parliament, the impact of politics on her home life, whether she's going to leave the Labour party, her aspirations to be Prime Minister, Jacob Rees Mogg memes... and pork scratchings. Jess Phillips MP and Jay share plates and stories at The Ninth in London's Fitzrovia.
55 min
David Baddiel
On the lack of royalties he got from Three Lions, his biggest mistakes, and why lassi is best served in pints. David Baddiel joins Jay to enjoy some haute Indian cuisine at the Michelin Star Tamarind of Mayfair. A Somethin' Else / Jay Rayner Production.
38 min
Jamie Cullum
On meeting Sophie Dahl, his disastrous first gig at Ronnie Scott's, and the fear of career failure. Jay takes his guest to enjoy fine French dining and tinkling the ivories at Brasserie Zédel in London’s Piccadilly, where Jamie also performs ‘You Can’t Hide Away From Love’ from his new album 'Taller’.
47 min
Trailer - Season 2
Juicy conversations over lunch with top names in music, film, TV and comedy. A taster of what's to come in Season 2 as the internationally renowned food critic Jay Rayner takes you and his guests to eat in remarkable places. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner Production.
1 min
The Juicy Offcuts From Season 1
A selection of unheard moments from Jay’s guests in season one, including Richard E Grant, Mel C, Jamie Dornan, Tracey Ullman and Grayson Perry. A Somethin’ Else/Jay Rayner production.
44 min
David Harewood
How the release of his psychosis documentary has effected him, how Homeland changed his life, and why avocado's off the menu. Jay and David Harewood dine at Quo Vadis on London's Dean Street. A Somethin’ Else/Jay Rayner production.
43 min
Alex Kingston
George Clooney's pranks, whether River Song will return to Doctor Who and a set of nipple clamps. Alex Kingston and Jay take on a mountain of sushi at Chisou in Mayfair. A Somethin’ Else/Jay Rayner production.
37 min
Grayson Perry
Banter shirts, what constitutes a proper pie, and the appeal of shame and humiliation. Grayson Perry and Jay take on a gastro pub menu at The Drapers Arms in Islington. A Somethin’ Else/Jay Rayner production.
45 min
Reginald D Hunter
Snails, 2 soups, and how Wales inspired his becoming a comedian. Reginald D Hunter sits down with Jay for some traditional French eating at London’s L’escargot. A Somethin’ Else/Jay Rayner production.
40 min
Jason Isaacs
Nearly turning down Harry Potter, joining The Star Trek Cruise, and snogging Daniel Craig. Jason Isaacs lunches with Jay at The Game Bird inside London’s Stafford Hotel. A Somethin’ Else/Jay Rayner production.
47 min
Jamie Dornan
A Fifty Shades of Grey modesty pouch, not getting cast in Game of Thrones, and playing golf with Rory McIlroy. Jamie Dornan and Jay feast at The Guinea Grill in Mayfair, London. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner Production.
49 min
Mark Gatiss
Doctor Who in the making, Sherlock's success and behind the scenes on The League of Gentlemen. Mark Gatiss and Jay order Indian at Brigadiers in London. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner Production.
46 min
Tracey Ullman
The Simpsons origins, football with Jack Nicholson, and impersonating Dame Judi Dench. Jay and Tracey Ullman are in London’s Shoreditch for lunch at St Leonard’s. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner Production.
38 min
Jessie Ware
Writing with Ed Sheeran, cream on ice cream, and podcast domination. Jay takes Jessie Ware to eat at Jikoni in London's Marylebone. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner Production.
43 min
Stanley Tucci
Cooking with Meryl Streep, turning down The Usual Suspects, and living after losing a spouse. Stanley Tucci and Jay are out to eat at Giorgio Locatelli's Michelin Starred Locanda Locatelli in Marylebone, London. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner Production.
46 min
Mel C
Spice Girls catering, set lists and post-show routines - plus why Victoria Beckham’s not joining the 2019 tour. Mel C and Jay lunch at The Brasserie of Light inside London’s Selfridges. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner Production.
46 min
Richard E Grant
Licking plates, sniffing truffles and why Richard didn't speak to his mother for 25 years. Jay and Richard are out for Italian in Soho's Sartoria. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner production.
49 min
Trailer - Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner
Food, drink and conversation with the biggest names in music, film and TV. The world’s top food critic Jay Rayner invites you Out to Lunch. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner production.
1 min