Rick Stein to open first non-Cornwall restaurant

Celebrity Chef Rick Stein is set to open a new restaurant in Winchester, which will be his first outside Cornwall.
 
Named after the Chef, the new restaurant is expected to open on the town’s high street in late autumn and will have room for 70 diners at lunch and dinner
 
On the menu, which will be overseen by Executive Chef and Stein’s middle son Jack, will be dishes inspired by Rick’s travels around the world, alongside his traditional emphasis on seafood, which will include the likes of turbot hollandaise, slip sole meunière and grilled lobster.
 
Explaining the reasons for setting up a base outside Cornwall for the first time, the TV Chef said: “I love Winchester; it’s steeped in heritage, with beautiful architecture and seems to have a love of great food. Our new restaurant is about fresh fish, simply cooked. This is a big and exciting move for us, our first outside Cornwall, and we can’t wait to bring our passion for seafood to Winchester.”
 
Renovations will now begin on the new property with eldest son Edward working alongside Business Partner Jill Stein to create a relaxed space with a “subtle nod” to the coast.
 
Since opening their first flagship seafood restaurant in 1975 in Padstow, Stein has opened further restaurants in Falmouth and St Merryn as well as cookery schools, accommodation and shops.
 
Another celebrity Chef announcing new restaurant plans recently was Jamie Oliver, who is set to launch a new Barbecoa in London next year.
 
The restaurant will be the second Barbecoa and will be based at 194-196 Piccadilly in Prince’s House, St James, and will seat 300 diners across two floors.
 
The area has recently seen an influx of new restaurants with the likes of Philippe Le Roux’s Villandry, the San Carlo Group’s Cichetti, Angela Hartnett’s Café Murano and the Altamarea Group’s Chop Shop opening in recent years.
 
By Owen Mckeon
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