1 Michelin Star Chefs: Tony Parkin, head chef, The Tudor Room at Great Fosters

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 9th May 2019

Tony Parkin is the head chef at Michelin-starred The Tudor Room at Great Fosters.

Tony began his career as a chef in 1999, working at the the Vineyard at Stockcross in Newbury, followed by Copenhagen’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant Kommendaten, three-Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road and Claridge’s.

The Tudor Room at Great Fosters

The Tudor Room   on table

Stroude Road, Egham TW20 9UR

Telephone: 01784 433822

Website: www.greatfosters.co.uk

Executive head chef: Rob Chasteauneuf

Restaurant Manager - Jenny Schlichting

General Manager - Sandra Mueller

Twitter: @GreatFosters


Facebook: Great Fosters


He has since worked at Northcote Manor in Lancashire, at the Old Vicarage  and Pig and Wen in Sheffield, Danesfield House hotel, the Curlew in East Sussex and Rene Redzepi's Noma.

Prior to joining the Tudor Arms, Tony spent three years at Graham Garrett's The West House in Kent. 

He replaced previous head chef Douglas Balish, who left to take over from Allister Barsby as executive chef at The Grove of Narbeth hotel. 

The Tudor Room at Great Fosters

First awarded a Michelin star in October 2016 under Douglas Balish's watch, followed by its fourth AA Rosette in 2018, the Tudor Room at Great Fosters is set in the dining room of an Elizabethan mansion.

Surrey's only Michelin-starred establishement can seat just 22 people per sitting the and offers a short menu, costing between £45 and £60 a head without accounting for a wine flight.

What the guides say

Michelin Guide

Restaurant James Sommerin, Michelin star restaurants, Michelin Guide 2018

AA Restaurant Guide

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The food is classic with a modern twist, using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients where possible.

The establishment has its own kitchen garden, from which some of the produce is used. 

A majority of the vegetables and salad ingredients served at the restaurant including aubergines, beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, onions, courgettes and fennel on the menu are grown on the estate and picked daily.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 9th May 2019

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Tony Parkin, head chef, The Tudor Room at Great Fosters