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Jay Rayner talks to Tim Hayward about his new book 'Nights Out At Home: Recipes and Stories from 25 years as a Restaurant Critic'

21 Sep 2024

Jay’s first cookbook is inspired by the dishes that have stolen his heart over his long career as a restaurant critic; collected, taken home and carefully reverse-engineered in his kitchen: where Jay is no slouch, as he demonstrated when he destroyed the opposition to win MasterChef: Battle of the Critics 2023. 

Nights Out at Home is not just a recipe book. Seasoned with anecdotes, and told with Jay’s customary wit and warmth, it’s also the story of his 25 years as a restaurant critic for The Observer; a story he shares here with fellow restaurant critic, Tim Hayward. 

Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He has been the restaurant critic for The Observer since 1999 (garnering millions of views per year), and has presented the BBC Radio 4 show The Kitchen Cabinet for over a decade. In March 2023 he was named Critic of the Year in the UK Press Awards. Tim Hayward is the Fortnum & Mason 2024 Restaurant Writer of the Year. His latest book is Steak: The Whole Story. 

Our local award winning independent bookshop ‘Book-ish’ will be facilitating book signings after this event. 

Admission and book £30 (bookretails at £22 so £4 discount)

Jay will be signing copies of his latest book ’Nights out at Home’ 

You can purchase copies here, alongside your ticket. You will pick you book/s up on the day. Further copies will be available to purchase at the theatre.

Ticket Pricing:

Admission: £12.00
Admission & Book: £30.00

Ticket Pricing:

Admission: £12.00
Admission & Book: £30.00

Borough Theatre