One of my favourite films of all time, every word in the script in a gem, every performance a classic. Withnail and I is best known for its drink and drug references, but actually I think it’s all about the the food.


Withnail & I is something of a religion. Lines like “as a youth I used to weep in butchers shops” to “we want the finest wines available to humanity” fall from the lips like a prayer. Like any cult movie with a following, there’s the obligatory drinking game (please don’t try this at home), but beyond the booze – and there is a lot of it – and the drugs, there’s also some great food moments in the film too. Here then, are some of my favourites…

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