News hit social media last night that the well-respected chef Alyn Williams - who runs the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Westbury - has been dismissed from the hotel.
According to trade title The Caterer, Williams told them he'd been dismissed last month, after using the hotel restaurant for his own private event on a Sunday without permission. Apparently it was something he'd done before with their knowledge and he paid for all the food and drink himself - the restaurant isn't open on Sunday.
"I am understandably very upset and disappointed," he said, "pointing out that he had won the hotel "a Michelin star which we maintained for eight successive years and four AA rosettes for five successive years.”
A statement by the hotel's general manager, Andrew Henning referred only to Williams 'stepping down' and added: “We are very grateful to Alyn for the hard work he has put in whilst at The Westbury. His talent in the kitchen is evident and he’s been a real asset to the team. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours and look forward to seeing what he does next.”
More about Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Where is it? 37 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2YF
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