The Arbuturian is an award-winning magazine for the globetrotting connoisseur with an appetite for adventure and a taste for the highlife. We publish intelligent content for a cultured readership who seek a playful approach to a diverse range of subject matter.
The magazine was founded in London in 2009 and has grown to a team of over 35 writers and contributing journalists from around the world. Our editorial remit is to challenge, delight and surprise our readers with an eclectic recipe of narrative features, reviews, interviews and short fiction.
In 2012 the magazine was a finalist at the British Travel Press Awards for Best Online Consumer Travel Publication of the Year. In 2013 our food critic, Noah May, became Food Journalist of the Year at the prestigious Guild of Food Writers Awards. In the same year, our Cigar Editor Nick Hammond won the Spectator’s Cigar Journalist of the Year Award.
What is an Arbuturian?
We are often asked about the origin of our name. The magazine’s concept was founded over a series of lunches at the London restaurant Arbutus; the name ‘Arbuturian’ has since become an informal synonym for ‘bon vivant’, a person who lives well. As with all great names, it is difficult to remember, hard to pronounce, and confusing to spell. But once you master it, you will never forget it.
Who’s the chap in the logo?
We were inspired by the Edwardian humourist, Jerome K Jerome, author of Three Men in a Boat, and our logo is an homage to Jerome.