Douglas Blyde

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Photo: Paul Winch Furness


MAKER of television documentaries for the BBC turned writer, consultant, presenter, high society sommelier and enthusiastic cook, Douglas Blyde has been described as ‘one of the most respected (and well-fed) experts on eating out in the capital’ (Evening Standard). For nearly 10 years he has written in-depth profiles on the minds behind restaurants, drinks, iconic design and travel.

Reviews, interviews, features and photographs have been published in: Alexander & JamesThe Arbuturian, Aura, Billionaire, Brummell, Canary Wharf, Caterer, Chef, Civilian Global, Delicious, Drink's Business, Eat Me, Flavour, Foodepedia, Foodtripper, Fork, glass, Good Things, Grand Luxury TravelGuardian, Harden’s, Harpers Wine and Spirit, Kensington & Chelsea MagazineLivebookings, Matchbox, Prodigal Guide, RedSpear’s, Spectator, Square MealTelegraph, The European, Quarterly, Vertu, The Wharf and both editions of Where Chef's Eat.

Memorable experiences on his journey of tastes have included dining in, then ultimately legitimately escaping from the restaurant at high security prison, HMP Highdown, shooting, being blooded by, then eating grouse for lunch on the Glorious Twelfth of August in the highlands, and beholding effigies float by from the comfort of noma.

Presenting: BBC Good Food, La Dolce Vita, Marriot 25, Scotch Egg Challenge, Dom Pérignon, Belstaff, Rosé d'Anjou
Consultancy: Mara Vella, MozzaRisella, L'Entrecote, Art of Service, SalumiAmo, Story PR, Sopexa UK
Judging: Marsala Conference, Made in Yorkshire, Oyster Olympics
Sommelier: Bill Clinton's Climate Foundation, Bulgari, Dunhill, Ferragamo, Investec, Jo Malone, Selfridge's, Tracey Emin, Kate Moss, Stella McCartney
Member of: Style Council