Claude's Kitchen team launch The Tommy Tucker in 2015

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Editor 27th November 2014
Claude's KitchenThe team behind award-winning restaurant Claude’s Kitchen and champagne bar Amuse Bouche are launching The Tommy Tucker, a new South West London pub. The pub, opening January 2015, aims to be what founders Claude Compton, Jim Morris and George McCabe would call their local. Claude said: “As a chef, people assume you will open a gastro pub. We aim for The Tommy Tucker to transcend this label. Yes, it will have a very unique and strong food and drink offering, but we ultimately aim for it to be the best version of what a traditional pub should be.” Chef Claude has developed a menu reflecting the clever dishes he is renowned for, combining the street food pizzazz of his street food van Green Goat, his Michelin-starred kitchen experience at Petersham nurseries, and adventurous flavour combinations driven by his background in bio-chemistry. His neighbourhood restaurant Claude’s Kitchen was named 4th in London’s top restaurant openings in the year of its launch, 2013, by the Evening Standard. The 80 cover site will offer lunch and dinner, and alongside the food, a carefully selected wine beer and spirits list including home-infused gins and bourbons and experimental takes on pub classics like the Bloody Mary. The pub will also boast a conditioned cellar for aficionados to store and sell their own wines with a transparent mark-up on the price. ‘Tommy Tucker’ is cockney rhyming slang for ‘supper’, reflecting the founders’ affection for the traditional London boozer. Founder Jim Morris said: “The good old neighbourhood pub is a fundamental part of building a sense of community in a busy City, and we are so excited to be able to achieve this with The Tommy Tucker.” The Tommy Tucker opens in January 2015 at 22 Waterford Road. For more information, see their website and keep up with their development over on @tommytuckerpub

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 27th November 2014

Claude's Kitchen team launch The Tommy Tucker in 2015