The Tudor Room’s kitchen is currently overseen by Douglas Balish, who is leaving this month to take over from Allister Barsby as executive chef at the Grove of Narberth hotel in Pembrokeshire.
Parkin joins The Tudor Room following three-and-a-half-years as head chef at Graham Garrett’s The West House in Biddenden, Kent. His CV, which spans almost 20 years, also includes time as a private chef for Lord and Lady Bamford.
“I am really looking forward to starting my new role at The Tudor Room,” says Parkin.
“Douglas has done an absolutely amazing job and I’m hoping to continue the success of the restaurant, as well as put my own stamp on the offering.
“The opportunity to work at this award-winning restaurant is one I couldn’t pass up to really showcase what I can do and serve food that excites people. I have been very lucky in my career, working for some incredible people and cooking in some phenomenal places. This next step is one I am really excited by and I’ve already started to pull the menu together.”