Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

Plosive

Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It's time to order Off Menu.

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It’s the final episode of series 6, and who better than Netflix star, Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner and one of the finest comedians in the country – Bridget Christie – to be the dream restaurant’s last customer. That poor squirrel. Bridget Christie’s new show ‘Who Am I?’ is at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, 14-18 Dec. Book tickets here. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 24

1 hr 24 min

Who ya gonna call? The dream restaurant! Acclaimed film director Jason Reitman – director of ‘Up in the Air’, ‘Juno’ and ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ – joins the Off Menu boys in LA.Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is in cinemas on 18 Nov.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 17

1 hr 7 min

Like mother like daughter? TV presenter and broadcaster Miquita Oliver has a table booked this week. Hope the restaurant has enough clean vessels.Miquita presents the Times wine podcast ‘Wine Times’. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify,Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 10

1 hr 7 min

Like father like son. Another national treasure is in the dream restaurant – legendary actor Timothy Spall orders his perfect meal.Timothy Spall stars in ‘Spencer’ which is in cinemas this Fri 5th Nov.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 3

1 hr 24 min

Welcome to the dream restaurant Jack Dee, we’ve been expecting you for some time! The legendary grump orders his dream meal, but don’t tell Jane. Jack Dee’s new book ‘What’s Your Problem?’ is published on 28th October. Order it here. Follow Jack on Twitter @therealjackdee. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations). Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial. And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show. Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 27

1 hr 12 min

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has a table reserved this week. And James is turning his weirdest dial up to 11.Ed Sheeran’s new album ‘=’ (Equals) is released on 29th October 2021 through Asylum/Atlantic. Pre-order it here.Follow Ed on Twitter @edsheeran and Instagram @teddysphotosRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 20

1 hr 19 min

Brassic and Our Girl star (and Bake Off champion) Michelle Keegan picks her dream meal this week. But is she a cheat?Brassic 3 all episodes available now on Sky and streaming service NOW.Follow Michelle Keegan on Twitter and Instagram @michkeeganRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 13

1 hr 17 min

Grab a couple of tallboys! On his way to a root canal, NY-born musician Jeff Rosenstock joins Ed and James in LA (in a pre-pandemic world) to choose his dream menu.Buy Jeff Rosenstock’s albums on BandcampFollow Jeff on Twitter @jeffrosenstockRecorded by the Comedy Store LA and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 6

1 hr 4 min

Goodness gracious me, it’s another national treasure in the dream restaurant. Actor-writer Meera Syal joins the Off Menu boys to order her perfect meal.Meera Syal stars in Sky Original ‘Code 404’, series 2. All episodes available now on Sky Comedy and NOW.Follow Meera on Twitter @meerasyalRecorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 29

1 hr 5 min

The genie’s left speechless by comedian, writer and cob-lover Sarah Keyworth in this week’s episode. Speechless.See Sarah Keyworth live – visit her website for dates: sarahkeyworth.co.ukFollow Sarah on Twitter @sarahkcomedy and Instagram @sarah_keyworthRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 22

1 hr 6 min

We welcome an absolute national treasure to the dream restaurant this week – Bafta-winning actor, Miriam Margolyes OBE!Miriam Margolyes’s memoir ‘This Much Is True’ is published on 16 September. Buy it here.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 15

56 min 35 sec

Usually it’s the guest that’s shocked by ‘poppadoms or bread’. Not this week, as we welcome to the dream restaurant legendary TV chef Jamie Oliver.Jamie Oliver’s new book ‘Together’ is out now. Buy it here.Follow Jamie on Twitter and Instagram @jamieoliverRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 8

1 hr 24 min

The second ever live Off Menu, in front of a sold out crowd at London’s Royal Festival Hall. With very special guest, Hollywood director and Cornetto connoisseur, Edgar Wright!Watch Edgar Wright’s documentary ‘The Sparks Brothers’ in cinemas or on demand.Edgar’s new feature film ‘Last Night in Soho’ is in cinemas 29 October.Follow Edgar on Twitter and Instagram @edgarwrightRecorded by Southbank Centre. Edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 4

1 hr 32 min

Christmas comes early for Ed and James with the gift they’ve been asking for since day one of Off Menu: Ainsley Harriott in the dream restaurant.Ainsley’s new book ‘Good Mood Food’ is published on on 9 September. Buy it here.Follow Ainsley on Twitter and Instagram @ainsleyfoodsRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 1

1 hr 10 min

We welcome comedy hero Bob Mortimer to the dream restaurant this week. Will a campachoochoo be on the menu?Bob Mortimer’s autobiography ‘And Away’ is released on 16 September. Buy it here.Follow Bob on Twitter and Instagram @realbobmortimerRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 25

1 hr 36 min

Last month, the Off Menu boys took to the stage at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London for our first ever live show. Couldn’t be there? Here’s your chance to relive the show. And who better to be our guest for the first live Off Menu than Isy Suttie!Isy Suttie’s book ‘Jane is Trying’ is out now. Buy it here.Isy’s podcast ‘The Things We Do For Love’ is available wherever you listen to podcasts.For Isy Suttie on Twitter @isysuttieRecorded by Southbank Centre. Edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 21

1 hr 29 min

Superb stand-up comedian Shaparak Khorsandi joins the comedy rock stars of their generation Ed Gamble and James Acaster this week.See Shaparak Khorsandi on tour with ‘It Was the 90s!’. Buy tickets at shappi.co.ukShaparak’s book ‘Kissing Emma’ is out on 2 Sep. Pre-order it here.Follow Shaparak on Twitter and Instagram @shappikhorsandiRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 18

53 min 21 sec

Actor and writer Asim Chaudhry – aka ‘People Just Do Nothing’s Chabuddy G – has a table booked this week. And there’s a battle of the diet colas.‘People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan’ is released in cinemas on 18th August.Follow Asim Chaudhry on Twitter @AsimC86 and Instagram @asimcRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 11

1 hr 6 min

Comedian, writer and film director Simon Amstell joins Ed and James in the dream restaurant this week. And James gets so excited he cooks one of the courses. (Plus – we probably need to be clear – in no way do we condone taking illegal substances.) Simon Amstell is on tour with ‘Spirit Hole’ from 8 Sep. Go to simonamstell.com for tickets.Follow Simon Amstell on Twitter @simonamstell and Instagram @thisissimonamstellRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 4

1 hr 9 min

Emily Atack – star of ‘The Inbetweeners’ and ‘The Emily Atack Show’ – is this week’s diner. But, unlike her ‘Inbetweeners’ co-star Joe Thomas, there’s not a buried lamb in sight.The second series of ‘The Emily Atack Show’ on ITV2 kicks off in October., Emily is also on tour from the end of September. Tickets here.Follow Emily Atack on Twitter @ematack and Instagram @emilyatackofficialRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 27

1 hr 8 min

Finally, the documentary everyone’s been waiting for: Ross Kemp On Food. The Bafta-winning journalist, documentary maker, actor, podcaster and, of course, Eastenders’ Grant Mitchell joins Ed and James for a meal in a dream restaurant. But who’s the toughest?Listen to Ross Kemp’s podcast ‘The Kempcast’ on Apple Podcasts, Acast, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Ross Kemp on Twitter @rosskemp and Instagram @rosskemptvExtra tickets for Off Menu Live at London’s Royal Festival Hall go on sale Thu 22 July at 10am from southbankcentre.co.ukRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 21

58 min 29 sec

It’s time to serve up another series of delicious chat, and who better to kick off series 6 than ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Derry Girls’ star, Nicola Coughlan! But will she get locked out of the dream restaurant?Follow Nicola Coughlan on Twitter and Instagram @nicolacoughlanRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 14

1 hr 12 min

Hungry for more episodes? Series 6 starts Wednesday 14 July.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 12

1 min 28 sec

Surprise! While we’re in the off season, here’s a very special – and very different – bonus episode. Ed and James speak to an actual Ghostbuster and Blues Brother – Dan Aykroyd. Dan kindly agreed to be on the podcast to promote his vodka brand, Crystal Head – and he sure is passionate about it.We’ll be back properly for series 6 in a few weeks, but for now, bon appétit!Crystal Head Vodka was founded by Dan Aykroyd in 2008. For Pride month 2021, the brand launched their new Pride Edition Magnum in partnership with Kaleidoscope Trust in the UK to support LGBTQ+ rights worldwide. Available at £140 from Selfridges.com.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 26

46 min 7 sec

Dream Restaurant Announcement!Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster – LiveFriday 30th July at London’s Southbank Centre, Royal Festival HallTickets go on sale this Friday 25th June at 10am from southbankcentre.co.ukFor the first time ever, Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite an audience to the dream restaurant for a very special live edition of their smash-hit podcast, Off Menu. Since launching in December 2018, Off Menu has become one of the biggest podcasts in the country, winning multiple awards, regularly topping the podcast charts and being downloaded over 55 million times. In the podcast’s first live show, Ed and James speak to special guest about their favourite ever starter, main course, side dish, drink and dessert. Will it be a still or sparkling occasion? Are they a shred head or a shredless wonder? And did they know that, to James, Diet Coke now tastes like regular Coke? Featuring a special guest to be announced.Presented by Plosive Live in association with Avalon and PBJ  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 23

1 min 9 sec

It’s the last episode of the series, and who better to wrap up season 5 than lockdown hero, Joe Wicks! But is he going to mug James off on dessert?Joe Wicks’s new book ‘Joe’s Family Food’ is published on 10th June. Buy it here.Listen to Joe’s podcast ‘The Joe Wicks Podcast’ on BBC Sounds.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 9

1 hr 5 min

New York-based stand-up and former ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ writer Josh Gondelman lives up to his reputation as the nicest man in comedy. Just wait till you hear his dessert…This episode was recorded pre-pandemic in February 2020.Listen to Josh Gondelman’s podcast ‘Make My Day’ on Apple and Spotify.Josh Gondelman’s book ‘Nice Try’ is out now. Buy it here.Follow Josh on Twitter @joshgondelmanFollow Josh’s Modern Seinfeld Twitter account @seinfeldtodayRecorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2

1 hr 3 min

Grime artist and chef Big Zuu takes a trip around the globe to pick his dream menu. Is he having a nice time, or is that his fake laugh again?The new series of ‘Big Zuu’s Big Eats’ is on Dave starting Mon 7 Jun.The ‘Big Zuu’s Big Eats’ cookbook is published 3 Jun.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 26

1 hr 9 min

This week’s episode takes An Unexpected Journey as BAFTA-winning actor Martin Freeman – star of ‘The Hobbit’, ‘Sherlock’, ‘Black Panther’ and Sky’s ‘Breeders’ – orders his dream meal. But what about that ‘Fargo’ accent, eh?Season 2 of ‘Breeders’ will land as a box set on Sky and be available to watch on Sky One and NOW TV from 27th May.Recorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 19

1 hr 4 min

Release the beast! Bimini Bon Boulash – the breakout star of this year’s ‘Drag Race UK’ – has a table booked this week. And did she mention she’s vegan?New music from Bimini is coming soon.Pre-order Bimini’s book ‘A Drag Queen’s Guide to Life’ here.Follow Bimini on Twitter and Instagram @biminibabesRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 12

1 hr 7 min

Has James spilt the ketchup? Because he’s got red on him. Actor Rafe Spall – star of ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘The Shadow Line’ and Apple TV+’s ‘Trying’ – is in the dream restaurant this week. And it’s going to be a roadblock event.Series 2 of ‘Trying’ is streaming globally on Apple TV+ on May 14. Series 1 is available now.Recorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 5

1 hr 10 min

We’re breaking off the next hundred with radio presenter and co-host of MTV’s ‘Catfish UK’, Julie Adenuga! There’s a game that the listeners can get involved with, and Julie and Ed come to blows…‘Catfish UK’ is on Wednesdays at 9pm, only on MTV.Follow Julie on Twitter and Instagram @JulieAdenuga.Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 28

1 hr 15 min

One hundred! The hundo! The big 1-0-0! In a milestone episode, Ed and James finally reveal their dream meals. And who better for the genie to transfer his powers to than Off Menu fave and this episode’s special guest host, Claudia Winkleman!A massive thanks to Claudia for being our wish-granter. A HUGE thank you to you, the listeners, for helping us reach 100 episodes – we wouldn't be making the podcast if you weren’t listening. And an extra special thanks to No Context Off Menu, whose memes about the podcast are funnier than any episode we’ve put out (follow them @nocontxtoffmenu). Here’s to 100 more!Recorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 21

1 hr 54 min

Actor and The Strokes fan Domhnall Gleeson – star of ‘Star Wars’, ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Harry Potter’ and brand new Channel 4 sitcom ‘Frank of Ireland’ – is in the dream restaurant for our 99th episode. And Tom Hollander’s sat outside.‘Frank of Ireland’ airs weekly from Thursday 15th April, 10pm, Channel 4. All eps will also be available to boxset on All 4.Recorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 14

1 hr 24 min

Comic and actor Mary Lynn Rajskub – aka Chloe from ‘24’ and Gail the Snail from ‘It’s Always Sunny…’ – joins us in LA for this week’s meal. And James absolutely stinks. (This episode was recorded in February 2020, pre-pandemic.)Watch Mary Lynn’s new special ‘Mary Lynn Rajskub: Live from the Pandemic’ on VimeoFollow Mary Lynn on Twitter and Instagram: @MaryLynnRajskubRecorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 7

59 min 3 sec

Instagram sensation and satirist Munya Chawawa is this week’s guest. But, as he has another restaurant booking to get to, will he leave us wanting more?Follow Munya on Twitter and Instagram: @munyachawawaVisit Munya’s website munyachawawa.comRecorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 31

1 hr 3 min

Dream Restaurant Announcement!Off Menu: The Redemption Dinner Party – Second HelpingsSunday 11 April, 7.30pm (BST) – Live and OnlineStill hungry? Ed Gamble and James Acaster re-open the dream restaurant and invite some of Off Menu’s most talked-about guests to The Redemption Dinner Party: Second Helpings. Will the previous podcast guests stick with their outlandish orders, or will they take a once-in-a-meal chance to change their minds? Tickets are on sale now at https://link.dice.fm/CgLkaPZqReb or www.offmenupodcast.co.uk*£1 from every ticket goes to FareShare, the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity.The show will be available to watch again/rent for 48 hours after the live-stream.This is a live-streamed show only, it will not be released as a podcast episode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 27

1 min 8 sec

Comedian and ‘Mock the Week’ star Thanyia Moore’s inviting her best pals to her dinner party – but who’s more of a knobhead, Ed or James?Follow Thanyia on Twitter and Instagram: @ThanyiaMooreVisit Thanyia’s website thanyiamoore.co.ukRecorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 24

1 hr

Hope the corner shop’s still open, because the Genie’s going to need to do some shopping to whip up comedian Rosie Jones’s dream meal.Listen to Rosie Jones’s podcast ‘Daddy Look at Me’ on Acast or wherever you get your podcastsFollow Rosie on Twitter and Instagram: @josieronesRecorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 17

1 hr 20 min

Look out, it’s only a crossover episode! Peddy Bambles and The Genie team up with Bradley Goldstein for this Acast Red Nose Day Mashup podcast, all in aid of Comic Relief. This is Off Menu meets Films To Be Buried With. AKA: Menus To Be Buried With.Donations have the power to help people living incredibly tough lives. If you can, please, head to comicrelief.com/podcastmashup and give now. Or give £5 by texting ‘COMIC’ to 70205.To donate £5 text the word COMIC to 70205. Texts cost your donation amount plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to Comic Relief, a registered charity. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill-payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions visit comicrelief.com/podcastmashupRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions. Theme music remix by Buddy Peace.Original Off Menu artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Listen and subscribe to Films To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein on Acast.Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 14

1 hr 5 min

There’s a table ready for New York-based stand-up and ‘Flight of the Conchords’ star Todd Barry this week. And he’s invited a bunch of rappers to the dream restaurant. (This episode was recorded in January 2020 – before the pandemic.)Watch Todd Barry’s Netflix special ‘Spicy Honey’ and Amazon Prime special ‘The Crowd Work Tour’.Follow Todd on Twitter and Instagram: @toddbarryRecorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 10

1 hr 6 min

Fellow food podcaster and superb stand-up Jessica Fostekew has a table booked, and ethics are being thrown out of the dream restaurant window.Listen to Jess’s podcast ‘Hoovering’ on Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.Watch Jess’s stand-up special ‘Silence of the Nans’ on NextUp.Follow Jess on Twitter and Instagram: @jessicafostekewRecorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 3

1 hr 6 min

In a VERY memorable episode, national treasure and former ‘Bake Off’ co-host Sue Perkins discovers an unexpected loophole in the dream restaurant’s ordering process.Listen to Sue’s podcast ‘Sue Perkins: An hour or so with…’ on Audioboom or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Sue Perkins on Twitter @sueperkinsRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Feb 24

1 hr 9 min

LA-based comedian and writer Joel Kim Booster has brought his blender to the dream restaurant this week. Is there something about Joels and food? Plus, James gets INCREDIBLY offensive. (This episode was recorded pre-pandemic.)Listen to Joel Kim Booster’s podcast ‘Urgent Care with Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari’ wherever you get your podcastsFollow Joel Kim Booster on Twitter and Instagram @ihatejoelkimRecorded by Ben Williams and edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Feb 17

56 min 54 sec

Actor, comedian and ‘How Did This Get Made?’ podcaster Paul Scheer – and a mystery healthy old man – join Ed and James in the dream restaurant this week. This episode was recorded in LA, pre-pandemic, when we had our regular lives.Listen to Paul’s podcast ‘How Did This Get Made?’ at www.hdtgminfo.comFollow Paul on Twitter and Instagram @paulscheerBig thanks to Earwolf for the studio space!Recorded by Devon Bryant at Earwolf. Edited by Naomi Parnell for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Feb 10

1 hr 7 min

Chart-topping sensation Anne-Marie talks very intimately in the dream restaurant this week. Hopefully there are no strangers nearby.Anne-Marie’s joint new track with KSI and Digital Farm Animals called ‘Don’t Play’ is out now. Anne-Marie is a judge on ‘The Voice’ on ITV, Saturdays at 8.30pm.Follow Anne-Marie on Instagram and Twitter @AnneMarieRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Feb 3

1 hr 3 min

The Dream Restaurant opens its doors for series 5, and its first patron is superb comedian and creator/star of ‘Feel Good’, Mae Martin! Ed’s trying to smuggle a ninja star into the kitchen and James reminisces about shrimp.Watch ‘Feel Good’ on All4 in the UK and on Netflix worldwide.Follow Mae Martin on Twitter @TheMaeMartin and Instagram @hooraymae. Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jan 27

1 hr 7 min

The fifth course of our podcast tasting menu is nearly on the pass. Series 5 starts Wednesday 27 January.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 25

2 min 22 sec

RESCHEDULED DATE: SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARYDream Restaurant Announcement!Off Menu: The Redemption Dinner PartySunday 7 February, 7.30pm (GMT) – Live and OnlineIn a very special live-streamed show, Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite some of Off Menu’s most talked-about guests back to the dream restaurant to re-live their contentious meal choices. Will they stick with their orders, or will they take a once-in-a-meal chance to change their minds? You are cordially invited to The Redemption Dinner Party.Tickets are on sale now at https://link.dice.fm/KJDNJERm2cb or www.offmenupodcast.co.uk*£1 from every ticket goes to FareShare, the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity.The show will be available to watch again/rent for 48 hours after the live-stream.This is a live-streamed show only, it will not be released as a podcast episode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 16

1 min 43 sec

To mark the end of such a fantastic year for everyone, we revisit our favourite clips from the last 12 months of Off Menu.We'll be back for series 5 in the new year. Bon appétit!Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2020

2 hr 58 min