Chef Mark Poynton to oversee Cambridge cafe

By Sophie Witts contact

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Chef Mark Poynton to oversee Cambridge cafe
Chef Mark Poynton is to oversee the kitchen at a new café, bottle shop and bar in Cambridge, opening in January 2019.

Cambridgeshire Live​ reports the chef will take the reins at Thirsty & Hungry, ahead of plans to open his own restaurant in the city centre.

Poynton will serve a lunch menu of sandwiches, food to-go, sharing plates and lighter dishes.

The café will open from 10am seven days a week, before turning in to a bar serving wines and craft beer in the evening.

Poynton told the paper the role was a chance for him to ‘do something completely different’.

It follows his departure from Cambridge restaurant Alimentum​ this summer after a decade in the kitchen.

He joined the restaurant in 2009 from Daniel Clifford’s Midsummer House and held a Michelin star there for five years, before losing it in the 2018 edition of the guide.

Alimentum announced its shock closure ​in October, months after Poynton's departure.

Thirsty & Hungry is the brainchild of the team behind bar and bottle shop Thirsty Cambridge.

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