Today, landmark London restaurant, Simpson’s in the Strand is delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Martin as its new Chef de Cuisine. Adrian will bring a new lightness to the menu, an uncomplicated reverence for seasonal ingredients, and contemporary flair to well-loved British classics.
Adrian Martin has been a firm fixture in the London restaurant scene for the past 36 years and been at the helm of some of the finest London establishments. He began his career as an Apprentice Chef at the Dorchester in 1982, where he learned classical cooking under the highly-esteemed Maitre Chef des Cuisines, Anton Mosimann. Adrian then joined Mark Hix at Mr Pontac’s and subsequently at Le Caprice and The Ivy. Since then he has honed his craft at Scott’s of Mayfair and as Executive Chef at private members club, Home House.
In 2003, Adrian returned to his Kent roots to open his own restaurant, Right on the Green, near Tunbridge Wells. He then returned to the London restaurant scene as Executive Chef for the Birley group, overseeing Annabel’s, Marks Club, Harry’s Bar and assisted with the opening of the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch in 2017.
Adrian comments: “I am delighted to be taking on the mantle of Chef de Cuisine at Simpson’s in the Strand; it is an honour to be part of the restaurant’s illustrious history and I look forward to creating a Bill of Fare that pays homage to the bounty of the British Isles“.