Edoardo Pellicano bids farewell to Michelin-starred Mãos, closing its doors after four years

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

Chef Edoardo Pellicano has said his goodbyes to Michelin-starred Shoreditch restaurant Mãos as the restaurant has closed after four years 

The chef is set to move to Singapore to work on a new project.

Edoardo was part of the restaurant's founding team in 2018, when Nuno Mendes was at the helm. Nuno stepped out of the picture the following year, leaving Edoardo to run the restaurant as the executive chef.

Mãos was awarded a star in the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2019.

The restaurant, set in the collaborative creative space at The Blue Mountain School, was designed to seat 16 people in for informal, dinner-party style experiences. 

The chef thanked guests, suppliers, founder James Brown and the Brown family, as well as his team, and said: "Words can’t describe how proud I am of what we have all achieved together as a Maos family."

"I will be continuing my journey and relocating to Singapore which will now be my new home and starting a new project..."


Earlier this year, founder James Brown announced the closure via the restaurant's mailing list, telling them that the team - Edoardo, as well as senior sous chef Danny Hoang and junior sous chef Warren Smith had "far outgrown" the space at The Blue Mountain School, and that they had achieved "all that [they] set out to do and more."

Since he took over from Nuno, he said Edoardo "thrived in his new role as executive chef and pushed the restaurant to new heights with a level of cooking that to me is unparalleled in London, becoming one of the most brilliantly talented chefs in the culinary world today,"

Together with Danny and Warren, he said, they "form a brotherhood that works in harmony, we never hear raised voices, or see disappointment in the kitchen - only pure rigour, attention to detail and passion for the project with an unwavering work ethic."

Eager to "end on a high," James added, "words cannot describe how proud I am of all that we have achieved, and the memories that have been created within the walls of our intimate and beautiful first floor restaurant will never be forgotten. 

"We are grateful for all of the guests who have been on our journey and for the continued support we have received. We hope to see some of those familiar faces in the near future."

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 3rd May 2022

Edoardo Pellicano bids farewell to Michelin-starred Mãos, closing its doors after four years