Nuno Mendes announces departure from Michelin-starred Mãos

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 18th February 2020

Nuno Mendes has left Mãos, the 16-seat dining room at Redchurch Street, a project he co-founded with James Brown of Blue Mountain School in 2018.

Mendes will continue to split his time over his West London project, Chiltern Firehouse, where he serves as Executive Chef, and his newly launched Lisbon project, the Bairro Alto Hotel, where he curates and oversees the offering as Food and Beverage creative director.

Edoardo Pellicano is now Executive Chef of the restaurant where he started as head chef in 2018, previously he worked at Locanda Locatelli, Viajante, Noma and Portland.

Mãos is situated on the first floor of the Blue Mountain School, a multidisciplinary space owned by cult fashion boutique, Hostem. 

Set in a six-floor 19th century building on Shoreditch's Redchurch Street, the space is host to artistic, performance and music events - with Mãos a permanent installation.

The food is ingredient-led and prep heavy, focusing on rich umami-flavours resulting from processes like curing, ageing and fermentation.

The restaurant was a contender for the Hardens "top gastronomic experience" in London award 2019, while The Michelin Guide awarded it a star in the 2020 guide and states that Mãos offers "a genuinely immersive experience and a night out like no other." 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 18th February 2020

Nuno Mendes announces departure from Michelin-starred Mãos