Henry Harris joins Wright Brothers as chef and beverage director

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Henry Harris joins Wright Brothers as chef and beverage director

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Henry Harris has been appointed chef and beverage director of seafood restaurant group Wright Brothers.

Harris’ role covers food, drink and service in Wright Brothers’ four London restaurants, product development for Wright Brothers’ online At Home range, and as an ambassador for Wright Brothers’ wholesale business.

Harris, who was head of Knightsbridge French restaurant Racine until it closed in 2015, was most recently involved with London-based pub group Harcourt Inns, where he oversaw the food offer ​across Harcourt's pubs, including The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale; The Three Cranes in the City of London; the Coach & Horses in Clerkenwell; and The Crown in Chiswick until his departure last year.

The appointment coincides with the seafood specialist introducing British steaks and meat onto its menus and will see Harris will put his mark on Wright Brothers’ seafood classics as well as add some new dishes to the menu.

New dishes will be inspired by his career working in restaurants including in Harvey Nichols, Harcourt Inns, Racine and Bibendum.

Wright Brothers was founded by brothers-in-law Ben Wright and Robin Hancock in 2002 as a specialist oyster wholesale business ad Harris became the company’s first wholesale customer while at Racine.

“We were extremely proud to have served Henry at Racine and even prouder today to be working with such an experienced and respected chef on this exciting new chapter for Wright Brothers,” says Wright Brothers co-founder Ben Wright.

“Henry shares our passion and vision for great food, drink and hospitality, as well as our values when it comes to nurturing talent and inspiring teams.” 

Speaking on his appointment Harris says: “After almost 20 years as a customer and friend of Wright Brothers I’m excited to be working with Ben, Robin and the teams in the dining rooms and kitchens to start a new chapter for Wright Brothers.”

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