Marcus Wareing has announced Chantelle Nicholson as chef-patron of Tredwell’s, his group’s more casual offering in the heart of Theatreland. Since opening in Covent Garden in 2014, the restaurant has not had an easy ride from press or from Harden’s reporters who say it’s “a let-down after such high hopes” – “nearly so good… but somehow just isn’t”. Not everyone was down on the place though, the AA awarded Tredwell’s ‘Best new London restaurant’ in 2015.
We think Chantelle can help bring some identity to Tredwell’s, which struck last year’s survey reporters as trying to be a gourmet place and brasserie for theatre-goers all at once, and not quite managing to do either. As well as taking on the role of chef-patron, she will continue as group operations director for Marcus Wareing Restaurants.
Chantelle has been present at Tredwell’s since its inception and has worked with Marcus since 2004.
The restaurant’s menu will continue to focus on British seasonal ingredients, with dishes including: Scottish scallops with buttermilk, lime and green chilli salsa and Dorset turbot with caramelised cauliflower, fennel pollen and samphire. However Chantelle will also be implementing a new bar offering (details to be revealed later this summer) while continuing to enhance the live music and private event opportunities at Tredwell’s.
Originally founded in 2008, Marcus Wareing Restaurants now includes Marcus at The Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge; The Gilbert Scott at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel; and Tredwell’s.