An award-winning chef has breathed new life into a former Stamford town centre restaurant.
Gareth Thorpe, who learned his trade at The George, in the town no less, has opened Tatums in the pretty courtyard off Ironmonger Street.
The building has stood empty since No 3 The Yard ceased trading six months ago,
“It is too nice a building not to be open,” said Gareth, who has also worked at The Old Bridge in Huntingdon and for the last eight years has been head chef at Barnsdale Hall hotel in Rutland.
Opening my own restaurant is something I have been looking into for the last few years and this opportunity came up in the right place at the right time, it has been redecorated throughout will offer a relaxed dining environment serving local produce.
“We have given it a bit of a makeover, redecorated it to our taste and modernised it - as much as you can an 18th century barn,” said Gareth. “We have given it our kind of feel.”
“We want to provide a relaxed dining envirionment and the food - a bistro style menu - will be at the higher end in of what you can get in the town. It will be quality produce treated sympathetically.
“We have a good team in place want to make this place something special again.”
The name Tatums relates to Henry Tatum, an 18th century cabinet maker who occupied the building, which Gareth came across whilst researching the history of the property.
It will open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
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