One of the UK's top chefs, Tommy Banks from Black Swan at Oldstead, is opening a restaurant in London - but there's something of a catch (and it's not COVID related).
He's going to be in charge of the new Edrich restaurant at Lord's - part of the new Compton and Edrich stands that are opening in Spring 2021. However, to eat there, you're going to have to be a Debenture-Seat Holder in the new stands - aka high-end season ticket holder. But if you do actually have a Debenture Seat - the new restaurant should be well worth a visit.
The restaurant will be open for "major International match days" with a menu curated by Banks - who is himself a big cricket fan. He's previously cooked at Lord's for their dining club - so this is something of a return for him. As for those of us who don't have a seat - here's hoping that they'll have the odd special dinner when there isn't a match from time to time.
Here's what Tommy has to say about the restaurant:
I’m incredibly honoured to head up the new restaurant of such an exciting development at the iconic Ground. I absolutely love cricket, and Lord’s is the pinnacle ground for any fan - it is such a special place. Food is a huge part of a day at the cricket; after all, this is the only sport that still pauses for lunch and tea! That’s why it’s so important to create the highest quality dining experience. I can’t wait to get started on producing a cutting edge menu to match the contemporary new stands.
More about Edrich at Lord's
Where is it? Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, St John's Wood, London NW8 8QN
When does it open? Spring 2021
Find out more: Follow Tommy Banks on Instagram @tommybanks.
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