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Tom Parker Bowles

Tom Parker Bowles is a British food writer and food critic. Tom won the Guild of Food Writers 2010 award for his writings on British food. He is known for his appearances as a judge in numerous television food series and for his reviews of restaurant meals around the UK and overseas for GQ, Esquire, and The Mail on Sunday.

From 1997 until 2000, Parker Bowles was a junior publicist for Dennis Davidson Associates public relations firm. In 2001, he was one of the founders of the Quintessentially Group, a high end concierge service and the same year became Tatler’s food columnist.

From 2002 to date he has been a food writer, critic and broadcaster. He is a restaurant critic of The Mail on Sunday and food editor of Esquire. He is also a contributing editor to Conde Nast Traveller (UK and US), and Departures (US), as well as a regular contributor to Country Life, Harpers Bazaar and Town and Country.

In November 2011, Parker Bowles, along with food writer Matthew Fort and farmer Rupert Ponsonby, launched a pork scratchings snack named Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling. Due to good reviews and successful sales of the snack, they launched a beer brand in 2013 named Mr Trotter’s Chestnut Ale.

From 2007 to 2010 he co-presented Market Kitchen on Good Food Channel and presented LBC Radio’s Food and Drink Programme. He was a judge on the ITV Food series Food Glorious Food and The Hot Plate. In 2017, he was judge of Family Food Fight and filmed series two of Family Food Fight, which was broadcast in late 2018. He is also one of the regular critics on MasterChef (BBC 1). In 2014, Parker Bowles was named as one of the Top 10 most followed UK restaurant critics on Twitter.

Tom has written seven cookbooks, with his most recent book being called ‘Fortnum and Mason – Christmas and Other Winter Feasts’ which was released in October 2018.


Tom is represented by Fiona Kimbell, who can be contacted at [email protected]