Chef Lee Westcott to launch Pensons restaurant with rooms

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Chef Lee Westcott to launch Pensons restaurant with rooms

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Chef Lee Westcott is heading outside London to open a restaurant with rooms in the Netherwood Estate next year.

The chef is partnering with the Estate’s Peta Darnley to open Pensons on the historic agricultural farm in January 2019.

It comes after Westcott closed his well-regarded London restaurant Typing Room in June.

Pensons will occupy a series of renovated former farm buildings on the 1200 acre Estate, which borders Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Westcott is hoping to create a “destination venue” using produce grown and foraged on the farm. Though there’s no menu details available yet, dishes will evolve with the seasons and showcase the “Estate to plate” ethos.

Traditionally a farming enterprise, Netherwood has diversified in to hospitality over the last eight years. Guests at the restaurant will also be able to stay within its Grade II-listed The Hyde hall.

Westcott cut his teeth working at Restaurant Tom Aikens and oversaw two of Jason Atherton’s restaurants in Hong Kong. He also staged at Noma in Denmark and Per Se in New York.

The chef opened Typing Room, which was initially backed by Atherton, in 2014. It was awarded four AA Rosettes (out of a maximum five) and was dubbed “bloody marvellous” by critic Marina O’Loughlin.

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