Say the words ‘celebrity chef’ and immediately you think of Gordon, Jamie and Marco, right? As blinding as they are, we want to remind you of another handful who are brilliant and busy and bookable on toptable right now.
For instance, you know spiky-haired chef par excellence Gary Rhodes who has written insightfully about cooking and had some superb television series, like Rhodes Around Britain, and has appeared on dozens of others, like The Great British Food Revival and Masterchef. His Michelin starred Rhodes 24 is a top diner favourite high atop Tower 42 in the City of London.
And you know Mark Hix whose award-winning food column has appeared in the Independent’s Saturday Magazine for some years and whose cookbooks are classics. We have six Hix restaurants on toptable, from his original Hix Oyster and Chophouse in Farringdon to the latest Hix — Belgravia.
You certainly know Michel Roux Jr, who’s been on Masterchef since 2004, Masterchef the Professionals and Service on BBC. He was born into a familyof culinary stars and has been in the business since 1979 when he became Commis de Cuisine at double Michelin starred Le Gavroche — Michel Roux where he is now Chef de Cuisine. His other divine restaurants are the elegant, top diner rated Roux at Parliament Square and Roux at The Landau, which has a couple of terrific special offers on right now.
Theo Randall’s appearances on Market Kitchen, Saturday Kitchen and Food Poker should have alerted you to the enormous gifts of this Michelin-starred chef. The iconic River Cafe first gained its star on his watch. Now try his food yourself at the eponymous Theo Randall restaurant in Mayfair, where you’ll find a brace of special offers running.
Every year Jun Tanaka leaves his beautiful Pearl restaurant in Holborn and takes to the streets during London Retaurant Fortnight in his Streetfood Airstream with partner Mark Jankel. Last year they won Best Main Course at the London Street Food Awards. You’ve also seen him on Cooking It on the Food Channel where Jun transforms kitchen klutzes into kitchen experts.
Richard Corrigan worked at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill early in his career, and now has bought it and brought it to new heights. Exactly what you’d expect from a guest on The Great British Food Revival and chef/patron of Corrigan’s Mayfair.
One of the biggest personalities on the UK culinary scene is Giorgio Locatelli, whose series Sicily Unpacked aired this past winter and made us all want to fly south. He is a frequent, loquacious guest on Christ Evans’ Breakfast Show and has written several superb cookbooks. Check out the special offers at his Italian eaterie Refettorio in London and get in on the excitement.
We have even more top celebrity chefs’ restaurants on toptable today and every day. Check out our list and book now.