Art in new restaurant- Core by Clare Smyth

I am delighted to have curated the art for new restaurant Core by Clare Smyth, which opens in Notting Hill on August 1st.

Core is the debut restaurant of Clare Smyth, the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin stars in the UK.

I have chosen elegant, restrained and contemporary works that reflect the cooking and style of Clare and her restaurant.

The hang currently includes:

Recent works by Bridget Riley, a near neighbour, in the bar and the private dining table that overlooks the kitchen.

Etchings by Michael Landy of weeds (or in the artist’s words, “street flowers”) either side of the kitchen.

Prints by Julie Mehretu and Victoria Burge.

A grid of twelve etchings with hand colouring by Alexander Massouras in the main dining room.

“Core is an elegant and informal fine dining restaurant with an emphasis on natural, sustainable food, sourced from the UK’s most dedicated farmers and food producers.

We create beautifully simple dishes, seeking out the best of British produce, with a passion to delight and share our curiosity and our love of delicious artisanal food.”

Dining choices comprise: a 3 Course Menu, a 5 Course Menu and a Tasting Menu.

Clare Smyth- Chef Patron:

Clare grew up on a farm in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Since moving to England at the age of 16, she has worked with an uncompromising devotion to her craft, training in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world. In her time as Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Hospital Road, her many awards included 10/10 in the Good Food Guide, five AA rosettes and an MBE for services to the hospitality industry. Clare also won the Cateys Chef of the Year Award 2016 and Michelin Female Chef 2017.

Jonny Bone- Head Chef:

As Core Head Chef, Jonny brings a dedicated appreciation for seasonal ingredients and regional produce. He has worked in some of the world’s most renowned Michelin rated kitchens around the world including Restaurant Frédéric Simonin in Paris, Geranium in Copenhagen, Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London.

Rob Rose- Restaurant Director:

With 10 years at three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Rob brings a dedicated commitment to excellence in his role as Core’s Restaurant Director. He was awarded ‘Master of Culinary Arts,’ an award he now judges and has been involved in a number of projects including a year in New York at Gordon Ramsay’s at The London, Maître d’ in the Channel 4 series ‘Ramsay’s Best Restaurant’ and as the General Manager for Dan Barber’s ‘WastED’ pop-up at Selfridges London.

Gareth Ferreira- Head Sommelier:

Gareth is an award winning Sommelier with extensive experience, including training at the world-famous Burj Al Arab in Dubai and the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg, where he became Head Sommelier and Beverage Manager. Originally from South Africa, Gareth also worked as Head Sommelier at Michelin-starred Launceston Place and is a judge for the Decanter World Wine Awards and the Imbibe Sommelier Wine Awards.

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92 Kensington Park Rd
London. W12 2PN.

Opening Times

Tue – Wed 6.30pm – 10:30pm
Thu – Sat 12pm – 2:30pm and 6.30pm – 10:30pm

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