Former Savoy Chef George Fuchs has bought his first restaurant on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast in Wales.
Fuchs and his wife Einar, who will look after front of house, have bought Illtud’s 216, a former 16th Century malthouse in Llantwit Major, from local restaurateur Andrew Davies.
The property has a 55-cover restaurant and separate bar plus three bedrooms for owner accommodation. Fuchs said they have taken over the restaurant as a going concern and are serving “local products fresh food, prepared correctly, it’s a very special place that we fell in love with.” Fuchs has put some Austrian desserts such as Apple Strudel on the menu as a nod to his Austrian roots.
Christie + Co property agents negotiated the sale for an undisclosed figure.
Fuchs moved to the UK ten years ago and was Executive Chef at the Langham Hilton in London and then Maitre Chef des Cuisines at the Savoy before moving to Cardiff as Executive Chef at the St David’s Hotel and Spa in 2005. Michael Bates, from Celtic Manor hotel in Newport, has replaced Fuchs at St David’s.