Luke Thomas to open restaurant at Puma Hotels' The Lygon Arms

By Emma Eversham

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Luke Thomas will divide his time between Luke's Dining Room and his new venture, a 35-cover bistro at The Lygon Arms in Broadway
Luke Thomas will divide his time between Luke's Dining Room and his new venture, a 35-cover bistro at The Lygon Arms in Broadway
Chef Luke Thomas will open a 35-cover bistro at Cotswolds hotel The Lygon Arms this summer after entering a partnership with its owner Puma Hotels. 

Thomas, who became renowned for being the youngest chef to head up a restaurant when he became chef-patron of Luke's Dining Room at Sanctum on the Green​ at the age of 18 last year, will open Luke's Broadway on 19 June on the site of the 78-bedroom hotel's former bistro Goblets.

The 19-year-old who is also involved with the Retro Feasts​ pop-up at the Embassy nightclub, said he was 'inspired' by the beautiful setting of the historic hotel.

He said: “The legacy of the Lygon Arms, the beautiful Cotswolds setting and a new partnership with Puma Hotels inspired me to engage in this new venture. Luke’s Broadway will give me the chance to work in a small, bistro environment, using great local produce and collaborating with the expert team at the hotel."

'Culinary talent'

Thomas will divide his time between the two venues and has worked with the Lygon Arms to form a small kitchen team who will be able to run the bistro on the days he is based at Luke's Dining Room.

Fredrik Korallus, chief executive of Puma Hotels' Collection, which took over the hotel from Barcelo​ last April, said “Luke Thomas has the vision, passion and culinary talent needed to add excitement to Broadway. Luke will provide an inspiring reason to dine and stay in Broadway."

Luke's Broadway will open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Typical dishes will include Crayfish cocktail with gem lettuce, radish and green apple; Crispy duck salad with pink grapefruit and soused red onion; Cod, haricot beans, chorizo and heritage tomato; Slow-cooked rump of lamb, wild garlic, goat's curd, Jersey Royals and salsa verde and Glazed bread and butter pudding. Starters will be priced from £5, main courses from £13.50 and desserts from £5.50.

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