Steve Dinneen

Steve Dinneen is editor of City A.M. Bespoke magazine and Life&Style editor of City A.M. newspaper, where he does things like review restaurants, interview people and write about culture. 


Friday 24 April 2015
Cert 12a | ★★★★☆  
Wednesday 22 April 2015
Is there a greater sign of our times than a hospital closing down to be replaced by a modern European restaurant and some offices? It’s the kind of thing politicians go wild for, especially this close to an election.
Friday 10 April 2015
Cert 15 | ★★★☆☆
Thursday 02 April 2015
Our phones never stop ringing. Emails flood our inboxes. Meetings are an integral part of our working lives (not to mention pre-meetings and de-briefings).
Thursday 02 April 2015
Korean artist Jee Young Lee’s installation pieces transform 3x6m boxes into fantastical, surreal dreamscapes. In some, scores of painted fans form psychedelic clouds, or a swirling ocean sucking the artist into its centre.
Wednesday 01 April 2015
Zaika has a pleasingly convoluted history. Pay attention, now. It opened in 1999 under the auspices of chef Vineet Bhati and two years later won a Michelin star – the first time an Indian restaurant had received the accolade (two did that year).
Wednesday 18 March 2015
In Japan, the fax machine is still king of the office.
Wednesday 11 March 2015
On the ever-spinning carousel that is the London restaurant scene, there are inevitably winners and losers.
Tuesday 10 March 2015
The first wave of snarky posters are in, meaning we can declare the 2015 election campaign  officially underway.
Friday 06 March 2015
Somerset House | ★★★★☆
Thursday 05 March 2015
There’s handsome, and there’s “that guy should star in a soft-core BDSM blockbuster” handsome.
Wednesday 04 March 2015
On 5 January, The Ivy closed its doors. Then it took them off completely. What was probably the most iconic restaurant in London – the hangout of choice for everyone from Joan Collins to Damien Hirst – is now a building site.
Friday 27 February 2015
Donmar Warehouse | ★★★☆☆
Friday 27 February 2015
Cert 18 | ★★★★☆
Friday 27 February 2015
It may not be in Miami, but this incredible mansion in Santa Barbara, California, will forever be associated with the Floridian City.
Wednesday 25 February 2015
Beards are big. Literally. You can’t walk down Kingsland Road without being tickled by the bristles of a hirsute gentleman. And now you can’t walk through the grand exhibition space of Somerset House without a beard to the retina. 
Monday 23 February 2015
Everyone who is serious about travel should have their Alex Garland destination; somewhere you can casually name-drop at dinner parties, safe in the knowledge that nobody else will have been.
Friday 20 February 2015
Cert 18 | ★★★★☆
Wednesday 11 February 2015
The Oxo Tower Restaurant has been chugging along forever, minding its own business. Harvey Nicks has run the eighth-floor dining room for 19 years.
Friday 06 February 2015
Cert 12a | ★☆☆☆☆
Thursday 05 February 2015
Gilles Peterson gets around a bit. He’s like a globe-trotting John Peel, one of the few mainstream DJs who can get away with playing everything from Sierra Leonean psychedelic afro to Japanese punk-jazz.
Thursday 05 February 2015
Hong Kong at night falls somewhere between Manhattan and Magaluf, combining the grandeur of the former with the trashy hedonism of the latter.
Wednesday 28 January 2015
It’s a brave man who first ate an oyster, they say, but it’s a braver man who opens a restaurant in the Square Mile. The normal laws of gastronomic physics don’t apply here.
Wednesday 21 January 2015
So last year I got ripped. Not quite Cristiano Ronaldo ripped, but close enough. I even had the Cristiano Ronaldo tan, courtesy of a nice woman at London Bridge who set about me with a spray can.
Friday 16 January 2015
Cert 15 | ★★★☆☆