Food & Drink

Michelin Star for Clapham restaurant boosts south west London’s culinary scene

The latest edition of the UK Michelin Guide unveiled a Clapham restaurant was award its first star this week.

Trinity in Clapham Old Town joined seven other London restaurants gaining a Michelin Star for the first time in the 2017 guide.

It was a good week for Adam Byatt, chef patron of Trinity, who also received a Bib Gourmand for his other restaurant, Upstairs, in the prestigious Michelin Guide.

London now has 66 Michelin Star restaurants – 55 with one star, nine with two stars, and Alaine Ducasse at the Dorchester and Gordon Ramsey with three prestigious stars.

Many of these top restaurants are concentrated around Mayfair, and remarkably only four are south of the river Thames – a mere 6%.

These are Chez Bruce in Wandsworth, The Glasshouse in Kew, Restaurant’s Story in Southwark and now Trinity in Clapham Old Village.

Mr Byatt started his career as a 16-year-old in the frenetic kitchens of the world famous Claridges Hotel before moving on to some of London’s best restaurants, including The Square.

He has also appeared on numerous TV food shows – most notably the Saturday Kitchen.

My Byatt said: “It is such an honour to see that the hospitality we have been offering at Trinity has been endorsed by the Michelin guide.

“When you cook for a living and your work is recognised in this way by the most trusted food guide in the world, you can’t help but feel a sense of confidence in what you’re doing and a desire to push forward.

“Achieving a star is the pinnacle of a chefs’ career, and I’m flattered to be a part of this exclusive list.

“To have been awarded a Bib Gourmand for Upstairs too is just brilliant.

“I want to thank my incredible team, our network of brilliant suppliers and my business partner, all of whom have worked tirelessly to improve our product for our guests and have played a significant role in the progression of Trinity.

“Entering into this exciting new chapter of Trinity has not come without sacrifice or hardship, but within that, it is a collective dedication that has enabled us to thrive and will continue to drive us forward.

“Tomorrow we celebrate our 10 years in business, quite a week it’s turning out to be.”

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