MasterChef: The Professionals winner Laurence Henry to open Nottingham restaurant

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MasterChef: The Professionals winner Laurence Henry to open Nottingham restaurant Canal Turn

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MasterChef: The Professionals winner Laurence Henry will launch a large, multi-faceted restaurant in Nottingham’s The Island Quarter early next year.

Arranged over three floors, Canal Turn will comprise a lower level bar and grill, a middle level signature restaurant and an upper floor events space for 200. 

The names of the different floors within Canal Turn are yet to be announced but will reflect Nottingham’s history and Canal Turn’s location on a significant site. 

“I have been able to be involved of the development of the restaurant and bar space from the very beginning,” says Henry, who has has worked with a number of high profile chefs including Sat Bains, Gordon Ramsay and Jason Atherton. 

“Working with the developer, The Conygar Investment Company PLC, has been fantastic because they have given me the freedom to create and evolve the project in my own direction which is incredibly rare – and because of this, it gives me the chance to present a unique outcome and product.”

Henry - who won MasterChef: The Professionals in 2018 and was most recently a sous chef at Nottingham's Restaurant Sat Bains - has yet to reveal any details on menus but his food is expected to feature some Asian influences. 

The interior space of Canal Turn has been designed by interior architecture and design studio Macaulay Sinclair, which has worked with restaurant groups including  Dishoom, Hawksmoor, and Caravan. 

“We are absolutely delighted to announce Laurence as operator of Canal Turn. We have been working really closely with him for a while now and are now delighted to announce our partnership with him," says Robert Ware, CEO of Conygar.

“Laurence is a well-known chef nationally. We know that Laurence will make this venue his own with his unique style. Nottingham is on the map because of its Michelin star restaurants, and we know that this offer will be strengthened with the addition of Laurence Henry.”

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