I am really excited to announce that Tom Rogers aka Gourmet Guy is collaborating with Little London Whispers.

I have followed Tom’s Instagram account; Gourmet Guy for a few years now, and his recommendations always tick a box. I asked Tom if he would be happy to do a ‘Foodie Super Seven’ each month for you – I was as happy as you will be when he said yes!

So what better way to introduce Tom, than to have a quick Little London Whisper With Evening Standard’s Top Foodie Instagram… Tom Rogers aka Gourmet Guy

Little London Whispers with Tom Rogers

A Little Whisper with…

Where is home for you: I was born and raised in Wimbledon, my parents still live there.

Favourite London Restaurant: Oh that’s a hard one, it really depends what mood I’m in. Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill in Piccadilly is definitely a firm favourite for any occasion.

Gourmet Guy Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill : Photo credit Bentley’s

What’s your culture fix or new museum discovery: Restaurants are really my main source of culture. Although, I’ve always loved the Tate Modern, it never ceases to amaze me.

Favourite London hotel: It has to be Claridge’s, it’s just out of this world and never fails to impress.

Claridge's hotel breakfast with Tom Rogers
Breakfast at Claridge’s : Photo credit Gourmet Guy

Best advice you’ve been given: ‘Never burn a bridge, the world is too small’.

Something I’m acutely aware of working in hospitality. It’s amazing how many people you bump into again and again.

Little London Whispers at Tate Modern
Tate Modern

Elevenses or afternoon tea: Both..? I’m a bit of grazer so could eat non-stop all day long if left unchecked.

What are Saturday’s for? Family, my wife and I had a baby recently so weekends are for them… and the odd meal out.

Shops you rely on? Vallebona in Wimbledon Village. It’s owned by the sweetest Italian and Japanese couple who I’ve known for years. They supply all the best London restaurants and I won’t buy Italian produce anywhere else.

Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon Common

Gastro pub or cocktail: I’m more of a pub person, anywhere I can relax and sip a drink. I hate being rushed or drinking anything too sweet.

Go to dish for a dinner party: Homemade tagliatelle and beef ragu. The ragu just slow cooks for hours and pasta is so easy to make at home. The trick is you finish off the last sheet of pasta as the guests arrive to really emphasise your impressive chef skills.

Tom Rogers Gourmet Guy 
Image credit Gourmet Guy

How do you let your hair down: The occasional UK escape, somewhere with no phone signal, where you can walk, eat, drink and generally avoid city life.

Read Tom’s first post for Little London Whispers on Gourmet Guy’s recommends for November. You can also find Tom on Instagram @gourmet_guy