The World's Most Expensive Food

The World's Most Expensive Food

Series 1 - Episode 1



London is home to more billionaires than anywhere else in the world, so they want expensive food, including £325 cups of coffee, according to a documentary that will make you either hungry or queasy. Or possibly even nauseous at the naked, conspicuous consumption.

A woman who sells caviar for a living arranges a tasting at a Russian-owned luxury goods shop that specialises in life’s essentials, such as an £18,500, 18-carat, white-gold baby’s dummy (“one of our bestsellers”).

In a Mayfair club the barman fondles a bottle of 1811 cognac that goes for £5,000 a glass. Not to just anyone, mind you. “It’s not about the money,” he says, “[it’s about] ‘Do you deserve the spirit?’”


London is home to more billionaires than any other city on the planet and they use a private network of luxury food suppliers. This two-part documentary follows the companies who cater to them, with the opening episode examining how businesses must adapt and fight harder than ever before to win a foothold in this lucrative new market.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Lucy Carter
Series Director James Ross
Documentary Education