10 Dishes from Clare Smyth's First Solo Restaurant


Much excitement greeted the opening of Clare Smyth’s first solo restaurant in London earlier this month. The Northern Irish chef had for close to a decade maintained Restaurant Gordon Ramsay’sthree Michelin star status – the only female chef in the UK to hold three stars – so the food world was hot with anticipation after she announced plans to embark on her own venture on leaving in 2015.

The food at Core, in London’s Notting Hill, relies on sustainable organic produce from UK farmers and suppliers – Smyth grew up on a farm in County Antrim – across a three or five course menu, or a longer tasting menu. There’s also an extensive wine list stretching to 400-plus bottles.

We’ve pulled some nice official pics together below, as well as a few from Instagram, so you can see just what one of London’s most anticipated new openings has to offer. Dishes include Charlotte Potato with Trout and Herring Roe, Lamb-Braised Carrot and Passion Fruit and Red Kambot.