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    Andy Lynes is a Glenfiddich Award nominated freelance writer specialising in food, drink and travel. He writes the Eating Out, regular food and drink themed travel articles and hotel reviews for the Independent on Sunday and has contributed travel and restaurant features as well as a monthly restaurant news page to the BBC's olive magazine.

    He is the author and editor of Britain's Finest Restaurants ( and has been a guest restaurant critic for The Guardian and Metro (London edition) and contributed to the 2007 and 2006 editions of the Square Meal restaurant guide.

    He has recently written cover features on ecological issues and interior design for Restaurant magazine, to which he also contributes regular chef interviews. He contributes blogs and news items to William Reed's website and has written several cover features for Caterer and Hotelkeeper, including an exclusive interview with top London restaurateur Nigel Plats Martin. He writes regularly for the American trade publication Food Arts, most recently profiling Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens. 

    Andy has written for The Times, Sainsbury's magazine, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Independent on Sunday Review magazine, History Today, Saab magazine and Scarlet magazine. He contributed to the revised edition of the Oxford Companion to Food and The AA's The Guest List, both published in 2006.

    He is the former editor of Savour, the magazine of the Guild of Food Writers and a founding affiliate of The eGullet Society for the Culinary Arts and Letters ( where his many managerial duties included Dean of The eGullet Culinary Institute, contributing editor of The Daily Gullet and host of the UK forums