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Mike Gibson

Contributing editor

Mike was born to eat and drink, so it's lucky he's editor of Square Mile's sister title Foodism. His favourite cocktail is a negroni, his favourite wines are from California, his favourite spirit is whisky (with and without the 'e') and his favourite food probably changes too often to list. In what little other free time he has, he withstands being routinely disappointed at the home of his beloved Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Mike Gibson's articles

Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Bronze | Watch of the Week

Bronze is the metal of the moment in watchmaking, and Hamilton’s Khaki Field Mechanical is the latest iconic model to harness the power of the patina

The Croft Mid-Size is Spinnaker's sportiest watch yet

With a crowd-pleasing 40mm case size and a sporty aesthetic, Spinnaker's new launch combines its dive watch heritage with an appreciation of what watch buyers want

The new BMW M3 Competition Saloon is power and restraint

No car needs 510bhp. And most cars couldn’t handle it, either. But we learn that the new M3 is more than worthy of it

The King Seiko KSK is a faithfully reinterpreted modern classic

With recent re-releases of classic models from across its storied history, Seiko is giving its fans what they want, and 2021's King Seiko KSK SJE083 is the cream of the crop

The new Christopher Ward C63 Sealander collection

Christopher Ward's C63 Sealander sports range is bound to convert more watch buyers to this quintessential British brand, and the GMT is the jewel in the crown

The Seiko 5 Sports SRPE53 is one of the best-value watches around

Nicknamed the "DressKX", the SRPE53 combines aesthetics from sports watches and divers in the Japanese watchmaker's ever-popular Seiko 5 Sports range, with value that's impossible to overstate

The Spinnaker Fleuss Automatic | Watch of the Week

The Fleuss collection's new colourways are the latest release from British brand Spinnaker, which sets out to make genuinely affordable mechanical watches inspired by iconic divers of the past

The Frederique Constant Slimline Monolithic Manufacture could redefine watchmaking

The newest release from Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant showcases an innovative new movement, based on an invention that could redefine the mechanics of watchmaking

The Bar Necessities: Coupette

Fantastic cocktails in a gorgeously evocative venue, with a neighbourhood feel and prices to match – Coupette deserves its reputation as one of the world's best bars

Six by Nico London, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

Classic technique underpins a menu designed to recall the fun of childhood snacking at Nico Simeone's recent London opening

An all-inclusive Grenadian holiday is as great as it sounds

Mike Gibson shrugs off his preconceptions and gives into the undeniable appeal of the all-inclusive holiday at Sandals Grenada Resort and Spa, a jewel in the tiny Caribbean island's crown

How to taste a £10,000 whisky for absolutely nothing

A rare and exclusive 47-year-old single-cask whisky is soon to be released by Speyside distiller Mortlach on 9 April. Here's how you can be one of the few to try and buy it

An expert's guide to cognac

A trip to four very different cognac houses shows Mike Gibson how a spirit born of tradition is entering a new era, and reveals that for the people of the region, it’s not just a luxurious digestif, but a way of life

M Restaurants has announced its Young Chef of the Year winners 2018

Hamish Pearce of Pidgin was crowned 2018's Young Chef of the Year in an awards ceremony at M Victoria, with Jamie Gardner and Adebayo Folarin grabbing the other two prizes

Visiting Barcelona? This is the hotel you should be staying in

The vertiginous beach hotel is a feast for the senses, bringing together opulent suites, a restaurant by a defining chef and the best views in Barcelona

Tyler Shields is the photographer you just can't ignore

Lipstick, cigarettes, underwear and death by Rolls-Royce – Tyler Shields’ photography book is characteristically risqué. But there’s more to the notorious photographer’s work than the shock factor

David Haye on Tyson Fury, modelling and his return to boxing

The former undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world talks to about Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and why he's getting back in the ring

Brand watch: Finlay & Co collaborates with Glenmorangie on limited-edition sunglasses

Glasses maker Finlay & Co make use of former oak barrels from Glenmorangie's to create one-off run of eyewear

Douglas Booth on fame, friends and, er, zombies

Rising British star Douglas Booth tells us how his world has changed since they were at school together: from blockbuster film roles to helping the refugee crisis

Moscot's cool glasses rule the retro roost

With its old-school lenses and a celebrity cult following, New York eyewear label Mosot certainly isn't lacking in specs appeal – and it's about to bring its unique brand of cool to London with the opening of its first UK store