The Handbook
The Handbook

It pays to follow the right people on Instagram and this lot have their fingers well and truly on the pulse when it comes to all that London has to offer in the way of food and drink. These top foodie influencers know where’s hot, what’s worth queuing for and which dishes are going to earn you a double tap on Instagram. They’re also a dab hand when it comes to an overhead iPhone shot – get ready for hours of satisfying scrolling and a wealth of new additions to your must-visit list.

@Food_Feels

“Food, Travel, Negronis & Pizza” is a tagline we can get on board with. Follow James AKA Food Feels for a stylised feed of cool restaurants interiors, delectable dishes and travel ideas that will make you want to hand in your notice. Photographer by trade, James’ images are considered and stunning and they’re going to influence your next restaurant reservation for sure.

@transatlanticfoodies

A couple’s journey through food on both sides of the Atlantic, follow Sonia & Vishnu for everything from street food wraps to sweet treats and ‘grammable burgers both here and the other side of the pond.

 

@felicityspector

In her own words: “Food writer, Great Taste Award judge, mainly veggie, always obsessed with desserts. And tahini. What you see is what I get.”

In ours? A must-follow for any self-respecting foodie on Instagram.

@mondomulia

Keep up to date with the best new restaurants, hidden gems and travel wish list worthy destinations through London-based food and travel writer Giulia Mulè’s feed. Her photos are genuinely stunning and her recommendations trustworthy which will leave you scrolling those little squares for hours.

@candidsbyjo

This Bostonian-by-way-of-London has taste by the bucket load. Follow Jo Lee’s feed for a hefty dollop of afternoon teas, tipples and tortellini making all shot beautifully.

@samphireandsalsify

Dominic Rowntree AKA Samphire & Salsify has always had a thing for “posh” London restaurants since he visited Quaglino’s with his parents aged nine. He now works in London restaurants, writes about them and shares his visits with his near 30K followers. If fancy establishments aren’t your bag, don’t worry there’s a fair amount of home cooking, street food and, ummm Gregg’s on there too.

@gourmet_guy

Tom Rogers is co-Founder of Crab Communications, PR experts in London newness so he knows what he’s talking about. Follow for mouth watering table scapes, banging brunches and the best new openings to hit the capital.

@themunchbrunchkids

An Instagram account to feed London’s ongoing brunch problem, these guys will photograph anything if it comes with a poached egg and side of avo. If you’re serious about your brunches, get following.

@tschang

Tun Shin’s found the perfect recipe for a seriously inspiring Instagram feed. Follow him for stunning interiors shots, cool cityscapes and hidden gems only professional food and travel photographers are likely to find.

@millykr

It’s a no brainer to follow someone who gets paid to eat, write about and photograph some of London’s best dishes, so head over to Thoroughly Modern Milly’s page and do just that. From Lina Stores to Cecconi’s and everything in-between, Milly’s feed is an A-Z of must-try London haunts. She’s also a dab hand at getting that overhead shot for the ‘gram.

@eastlondonmornings

Katya Katkova has been sharing her eye and taste for a good brunch, awesome dinner or ‘grammable London spot since 2012. Her knack for a tablescape will have you wanting to dine out and throw a dinner party when scrolling through her feed. Plus, as an East London dweller, she knows all the cool places to visit.

@thecutlerychronicles

You’ll either be utterly inspired or green with envy looking at Leyla Kazim AKA The Cutlery Chronicles’ feed. From Lebanese spreads to slippery bowls of pasta and seafood and sake pop-ups, her feed is colourful, clever and packed full of energy.

@clerkenwellboyec1

If you don’t already follow Clerkenwell Boy, where have you been over the past five years? The city boy-turned-top London influencer is invited to just about every restaurant opening and bar launch in the capital and you can trust his taste when it comes to what’s hot. Don’t expect to see his face, though, he’s notoriously camera shy.