AT 9AM FROM Livenation.co.uk

London, 15 October: Celebrated chef and TV personality James Martin today announced his very first UK tour. Kicking off in Glasgow on 22 February 2016, he will visit 25 venues across the UK including London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo with his interactive live show. All tickets are priced at £30*, and go on sale on Friday at 9am via Livenation.co.uk/artist/james-martin-tickets

The tour marks 20 years since James first graced our TV screens, winning the hearts of the nation. His show will be a fast-paced, interactive and high tech extravaganza. Packed with James’ signature cooking demonstrations, full of surprises and not to mention some very special guests, audiences across the country will be thrilled as this multi media production is brought live to the big stage.

James Martin said: “I’ve been cooking live on TV for 20 years now and I felt it was time to do something I’ve never done before that was truly special. I’m so excited to be heading out on my first ever tour, doing what I do best but on the big stage. I can’t wait to get out there and visit so many great parts of the UK, this show is going to be super cool. I’m pulling out my favourite recipes and mixing in plenty of surprises and special guests in what I hope is going to be feast of a live show. Hope to see you there!”

James Martin began catering college at 16 and went on to open his first restaurant at the extraordinary age of just 22 years old. His television career started in 1996 and he’s rarely been off the screen since. James has become a true household favourite, presenting and taking part in some of the nation’s most loved programmes. His Saturday morning TV show currently attracts viewers in excess of 3.5 million viewers every week.

James is also the author of 15 best-selling and award winning cookbooks as well as being a car and motorbike enthusiast. In honour of his cooking roots as a pastry chef, James’ new recipe book, Sweet, is out now.

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A cooking, talking, speed extravaganza!

Live Tour 2016

Full Tour Dates:


Mon 22           GLASGOW                Royal Concert Hall

Tues 23           EDINBURGH               Usher Hall

Wed 24          NEWCASTLE               City Hall

Sat 27             HARROGATE              International Centre

Sun 28            YORK                          Barbican



Tues 1             BRIDLINGTON              Spa Royal Hall

Wed 2              GRIMSBY                   Auditorium

Thurs 3            BLACKPOOL              Opera House

Sat 5               NOTTINGHAM           Royal Concert Hall

Sun 6              SHEFFIELD                   City Hall

Mon 7             SOUTHPORT              Theatre

Tues 8             BRADFORD                 St George’s Hall

Wed 9              PRESTON                    Guildhall

Thurs 10          BIRMINGHAM              Symphony Hall

Sat 12             LIVERPOOL                Philharmonic Hall

Sun 13            MANCHESTER            Opera House

Mon 14           BLACKBURN              King Georges Hall

Tues 15           LLANDUDNO              Venue Cymru

Wed 16            STOKE                        Victoria Hall

Thurs 17          CROYDON                Fairfield Halls

Sat 19             BATH                           Forum

Sun 20            BOURNEMOUTH       Pavillion

Mon 21           LONDON                    Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

Tues 22           BRIGHTON                 Centre

Wed 23          PORTSMOUTH            Guildhall

*Ticket booking fees apply




BBC Good Food Shows Winter 2015

This Autumn indulge your passion for incredible food with me, James Martin, at the BBC Good Food Shows. Each’ event is packed with delicious food and exciting new flavours from 100s of high quality producers and exhibitors. Come and join me for live cookery demonstrations, interviews and book signing sessions.

It is the ultimate food lovers day out! Plus you can save 20%* on tickets- simply quote TL20 when booking to claim.

Find out more about the event and book tickets click here

Terms & Conditions

*20% off valid on Adult and Over 65s Advance tickets (excluding VIP) purchased before (Scotland) 8.11.15, (London) 15.11.15, (Winter) 29.11.15. Standard Supertheatre seat included, subject to availability. Upgrade to a gold seat for £3 extra. Not all celebrities appear on all days at all shows, check website for details. The BBC Good Food Shows are organised and presented by River Street Events.

Join James for an indulgent lunch on board the Belmond Northern Belle

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 10.29.27Join James as he takes over the kitchen on board the Belmond Northern Belle luxury train on 31st May.

90 diners will enjoy an indulgent five course Sunday lunch, fine wines and Champagne as they take in the beauty of the British countryside aboard the 1930s inspired carriages of the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

The round trip will last approximately four and a half hours and will depart from York station at 12.00. This exclusive luncheon follows on the success of previous pop-up dining experiences hosted by James on board Belmond Northern Belle and Belmond British Pullman trains and is part of a series of Celebrity Chef events.

James describes why he can’t wait to host this exciting event https://youtu.be/p4P9LXjhkSg

Book online to reserve your place at this exclusive event.

A Movable Feast

Join James for a very special pop-up dinner aboard Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Journey aboard this train’s glamorous vintage carriages and enjoy a stunning tasting menu specially created for the journey.

The event begins with a champagne reception and continues as seven innovative courses are served, each accompanied by fine wines. Guests receive a cookery book signed by James and the chance to meet and chat with him.

Stepping on board Belmond British Pullman is like stepping back in time, to an age when train travel was the epitome of sophistication. Royalty, film stars and heads of state were transported in luxury on these “palaces on wheels” back in the 1920s and ’30s. That Golden Age of Travel has been recreated in all its glory for you to enjoy today.

The Dinner is limited to 100 exclusive guests and promises to be a theatrical culinary experience.

To book please call 0845 077 2222 or visit www.belmond.com/britishpullman

Operation Hospital Food – 24 – 28 February, BBC One, 9.15 am

Operation Hospital Food returns for a third series this week as James continues his campaign to improve the food served in hospitals by attempting to bring about change on a national scale.

Throughout the series James visits numerous hospitals and works with NHS leaders, staff, patients and nutritionists. His first stop is Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, where an overspend has put the catering team in jeopardy.

James also invites hospital chefs to his home and devises a plan to benefit patients and care givers. He also investigates food on children’s wards and works with Royal Oldham Hospital to help provide food that young patients will enjoy.

Not content with tackling food in hospitals James also helps set up a new initiative in Chesterfield to help old people returning home after being discharged from hospital and tours an NHS food production plant.

There’s also the chance to catch up with some familiar faces as James revisits some of the sites he has helped previously to see if his ideas have made a difference.

Finally, James meets NHS representatives in an attempt to persuade them to change their current cooking practices and adopt his recommendations. Tune in to see if his ideas were given the go ahead.

Operation Hospital Food is being shown from 24 – 28 February at 9.15am on BBC One.

Find out more about the series on the BBC website.

James joins the Junior Bake Off team!

The Junior Bake Off hits our screens today and James is judging the efforts of thirty-two young bakers along with Great British Bake Off favourite Mary Berry.

The first episode sees four contestants follow a difficult recipe for biscotti and lemonade and create amazing racing-themed cakes, before James and Mary select one to go through to the semi-final.

If that sounds difficult, it doesn’t stop there! In the coming weeks the contestants will turn their hands a variety of different recipes including to chocolate fondant, marble cake, ‘melting moment’ biscuits and rock cakes as well as the infamous showstopper and technical challenges.

James said ‘It was a real honour to spend the summer judging the baking efforts of such a talented group of young people alongside Mary. The standard of the contestants was outstanding, I think viewers will be really impressed and inspired to try some of the recipes at home’

Junior Bake Off starts on Monday 11th November on the CBBC Channel at 4.30pm. Watch a trailer for the series

Racing Legends

Series 1 – 2. Racing Legends: Jackie Stewart:7pm – 8pm BBC2

Chef James Martin joins Jackie Stewart on a road trip through the Alps in a classic supercar to retrace the life and career of the three-time Formula One world champion. Self-confessed motor-racing fanatic James then discovers how Jackie’s relentless safety crusade lives on in the vehicles of today and faces the challenge of driving one of his Grand Prix-winning cars around the Monza circuit in northern Italy.

The Leeds Kitchen

Following the shock closure of the Alea Casino and the Leeds Kitchen on Monday I have been
in talks with the owners(London Clubs International) to understand in full the circumstances and the decision making process
behind this action. As this process continues I will keep everyone up to date with any news, especially my loyal and dedicated team who have worked so hard to create such a wonderful, vibrant and successful restaurant, and of course to
all of you wonderful restaurant goers who have supported us and helped us achieve all that we have over
the last couple of years.

Thank you for your support and apologies to everyone affected by this !


As you maybe aware the Leeds Kitchen sadly closed due to circumstances out of my control. I was assured that everyone who had made reservations would be informed, which a large percentage of people were, but sadly some people were not. I do thank you for bringing this to my attention and I can only apologise on my behalf for any inconvenience and upset caused. Please contact leedsenquiries@aleacasinos.com who will respond to your enquiry and refund any vouchers that have been purchased for Leeds Kitchen. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for your custom over the years, I was hugely passionate about Leeds Kitchen and its team and it is unfortunate that it has come to an end. J

United Cakes of America & Operation Hospital

United Cakes of America

Operation Hospital

I’m really excited about the next 24hrs as I’ve got two new programmes starting that are very different but that I’m equally proud of.

Tonight sees the start of United Cakes of America on the Good Food Channel. I had a challenging time driving a 1980’s Cadillac across the country stopping off along the way to meet some amazing people and to sample their best cake recipes and food. You can read more stuff about it on The Good Food blog.

Travelling a bit closer to home and revisiting a subject I’m really passionate about is Operation Hospital Food which starts at 9.15am on BBC One tomorrow. This time I’m in Birmingham tackling the issue of poor hospital food. I really believe good food can be like a medicine to patients which is why it’s so important for us to get it right. Scarborough and the team there have gone onto to do amazing things and all at no extra cost. Better still the restaurant is now a destination and Pat’s Place is on the culinary map. I recently did an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine which you can read here.

I hope you can tune in, if not set them to record, sky plus or I player stuff! J

Food Fight – James Martin vs Brian Turner

‘Food fight against Cancer’ will be held on February 4th, 2013 at The Crucible Theatre at 7pm. Charity evening.
For one night only great friends James Martin and Brian Turner will face off, cooking live on stage and sharing tips and tricks of the trade. The first half will feature Classical cooking vs Modern, Brian doing the Classical and James the modern. The evening will conclude with a cook off competition between the two of them where they will be presented with a bag of Read more