Gastronome, journalist and cultural critic. He has written reviews and articles for The Times for many years. He is well known to British television audiences for his series about architecture, Even Further Abroad With Jonathan Meades, shown on BBC2 in 1997. Jonathan was voted Best Food Journalist in the 1999 Glenfiddich Awards.
Meades' television work is noted for his elaborately stylised and frequently surreal presentation and linkages. He is an outspoken critic of the concept of nostalgia.