Award-Winning Chef Coming to The Relais

Award-winning chef Dominic Chapman is set to take over The Clipper restaurant at The Relais hotel in early 2024.

With a strong focus on British produce, the 60-cover restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner to guests.

The restaurant will be headed up by Chapman as Executive Chef, and long-term colleague David Thompson as Head Chef.

Chapman is a multi-award winning chef, with a Michelin star to his name during his time at the Royal Oak in Paley Street, as well as Michelin guide recognition at The Crown in Burchetts Green and the Beehive in Maidenhead.

Chapman’s menu will include dishes such as Smoked Eel, Beetroot, Horseradish Cream; Soused Sardines; Rabbit and Bacon Terrine, Cumberland Sauce; Cornish Turbot, Samphire, Monks Beard, Cockles, Mussels, Lemon Butter; Lancashire Hot Pot, Pickled Red Cabbage; Oxtail and Kidney Pie & Mash; and Chocolate Fondant, Toffee Sauce, Almond Biscuit, Coffee Ice Cream.

Alongside the main restaurant, guests will also be able to enjoy exclusive use and hire of numerous private dining spaces within the hotel.

The restaurant will also host a curated selection of craft cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Chapman said: “We’re all incredibly excited about the opening of the restaurant. Henley is a beautiful town, and the perfect setting for the style of food we want to introduce to the area. For me, food needs to be uncomplicated and ingredient-led. We know the area really well and will be working closely with local suppliers to make sure we can utilise the brilliant produce we have on our doorstep.”

The Relais Owner, Grace Leo added: “We are delighted to welcome Dominic to the area and cannot wait to share his wonderful cooking with our local community. We share a common passion in providing excellence in the English art of living and dining.”

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