Pembrokeshire-born chef Tom Simmons, who appeared on MasterChef – The Professionals, has opened his first restaurant in London at Bermondsey’s One Tower Bridge development. Known as ‘cwtch’ in the planning stages (which, as anyone who has seen Gavin & Stacey will know, is Welsh for hug) Restaurant Tom Simmons focuses on both British and French cuisine, […]

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Pembrokeshire-born chef Tom Simmons is opening his first restaurant in London this spring, with a focus on the best Welsh ingredients. Simmons, 28, appeared on MasterChef – The Professionals in 2011 and has worked with Tom Aikens and Mark Sargeant. His new self-named venue, with partner Lois Thomas running the front of house, is in the […]

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Just weeks after taking on the mantle of executive chef at Strand Dining Rooms, Mark Sargeant had announced he will open his first solo London venture. The restaurateur (who runs Rocksalt and The Smokehouse in Kent) also consults on the menu at the Plum + Spilt Milk in King’s Cross’s Great Northern Hotel. Striking out […]

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Mark Sargeant (of Folkestone’s Rocksalt and London’s Plum + Spilt Milk fame) has been brought in to revamp the menu at Trafalgar Square’s Strand Dining Rooms. The all-day restaurant, launched by restaurateur Mark Harris last year, received some pretty scathing reviews from the likes of Giles Coren “the chicken wasn’t fit to bait a mousetrap” and […]

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