What influences do you draw upon to fuel your creativity?
Good time dining. It might be with family or friends, a picnic or a dinner party, food to eat on the beach or on holiday with friends; food that brings people together.
What is your current passion project?
There are so many! Ropewalk on Maltby Street took almost 2 years of work to get in place and is a fantastic place to be. I have a project in Smithfields that should open later this year, which is really exciting and (fingers crossed) a new music / food project launching in the autumn. For me, the best food has a fantastic soundtrack.
What is your idea of food Heaven? Food Hell?
Food heaven – probably something that’s just come out of the sea, gone straight onto a grill, and then directly onto my plate. Overlooking the sea. Somewhere hot. With a cold glass of something nice. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Food hell – too many choices on a menu.
Inspirational quote that you live by?
'You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t' -Bart Simpson
What city do you find the most:
London, London, London forever. The home of all of my best (and worst) ideas.
London! After 20 years living in the capital, I recently moved to the Kent coast and it’s helped me to fall in love with London all over again.
Any city with a beach attached is fine by me. Barcelona. Sydney. Rio.
-Like your home away from home?
Berlin. My kinda town.
Favourite restaurant in the world?
I love so many restaurants for so many reasons, that it’s impossible to have a favourite, but my favourite place to eat is Can Toni, Pilar de la Mola, Formentera.
Favourite holiday memory?
Driving across Spain to escape the rain and find the sun with my wife Kate.
What are your must-have travel essentials?
Bose speakers. Travel Scrabble.
What is your next adventure?
Launching a new food / music concept in East London this autumn.
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