Somebody Feed Phil: Netflix documentary comes to Scotland - locations and restaurants tried by Everybody Loves Raymond creator 

The seventh series of Somebody Feed Phil will drop on Netflix on 1 March, and Scotland stars in an episode.

Published 1st Mar 2024
Updated 1 st Mar 2024

Somebody Feed Phil is back on Netflix in March for its seventh series. The documentary stars Everybody Loves Raymond creator, Philip Rosenthal as he travels the world taking in the cuisine and culture of places such as Mexico City and Bangkok.

Now, fans of the show will see Phil visit various Scottish locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Skye. Eagle-eyed viewers will have noted that the writer and producer was spotted filming the Scottish episode last year when he was in Edinburgh for his Usher Hall show.

Fans of the show will know that what makes it special is Phil’s ability to seek out affordable neighbourhood haunts and get to know more about the people behind them and what inspires the food they make.

This season sees Phil take in a whopping eight destinations, including Dubai, Iceland, Mumbai, Kyoto and Washington DC as well as Scotland.

Food and drink writer, Julia Bryce, who features in the show having dinner with Phil and Julie Lin at Julie’s restaurant Gaga in Glasgow said: “it was nice to see a showcase of Scottish cuisine shown in the show, and to show that Scotland is a melting pot of different cultures and foods. It’s so nice to see a different side of Scotland be represented, in terms of cuisine, and different places.”

Somebody Feed Phil Scotland
Chef Julie Lin and host Julia Bryce at ga ga during filming

Julie added: “As a huge fan of Phil and the show, it was an honour to host him at Gaga as part of the Scotland episode of the new season of the show.

“We share a lot of the same ethos when it comes to food - including that the best quality ingredients come from as close to the source as possible. That’s what Gaga is all about; taking flavoursome foods from Scotland’s larder and marrying them up with Malaysian and South East Asian cooking techniques that help their deliciousness stand out.

“One of the main reasons I became a chef is that I adore the joy that comes from cooking for people I love and sitting down to enjoy a meal with Phil felt like we’d been friends for years. I cannot wait for people to see it!”

Speaking about his time at Gaga and in Scotland, Phil said: “Aside from hearing great things about Gaga from a number of different sources, we loved the idea of trying a Malaysian restaurant in Scotland. And it did not disappoint - not to mention how wonderfully charming Julie is. 

“As we find almost everywhere we go, the people are what makes Scotland so special. The food is wonderful and the scenery and history are outstanding - but it’s always the people.”

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Where in Scotland does Phil visit? 

In Glasgow you’ll see Phil at: Tantrum doughnuts, Shawarma King, Gaga, Sunny Acre while in Edinburgh he visits: Roseleaf bar and cafe, The Fishmarket, Oink, IJ Mellis, Johnnie Walker Princes Street,  Social Bite, Mary’s Ice Cream parlour and Archerfield Links. On Skye Phil heads to The Oyster Shed and Talisker distillery. 

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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