Claude Compton to open Tommy Tucker gastropub

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Look out Sloaney Pony! Next week (January 15) Fulham darling Claude Compton is to open a new gastropub just across the park from Parsons Green’s famous White Horse. The street food vendor-turned-restaurateur made a splash in the area when he opened Claude’s Kitchen above Amuse Bouche in 2013, with Fay Maschler awarding the restaurant a relatively rare four stars. Now he plans to launch The Tommy Tucker in Waterford Road.

Compton, who started out at Club Gascon and later moved on to Petersham Nurseries, says he hopes to open “a proper old corner pub”. The 80-cover site will offer lunch and dinner, alongside a carefully selected wine, beer and spirits list, including home-infused gins and bourbons. Bar snacks include: The ‘Big-Mack’ Mackerel & Chorizo Burger, Buttermilk Rabbit Bites, Chilli & Tomato and Tomato & Beetroot Terrine, while meat dishes like Smoked Beef Short-Rib, Salsa Verde – Arrocina ‘baked beans’ – Black Olives and fish dishes such as, Day Boat Fish, Jerusalem Artichoke – Fennel – Parsley Potatoes, will feature on the main menu.

On the side there’s homemade sourdough bread and the über trendy in-house whipped butter (herb flavoured).

“I can’t stand sous vide cooking,” Claude said. “Putting lovely meat into plastic bags to cook it. Why on earth do people do it? At the Tommy Tucker we’re going to cook our meat over coals. People associate it with Turkish cooking but it’s the way it used to be done and I want to get back to that. Back to old school cooking.”

For more information visit his website.


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