Ex-Hedone head chef Lee Skeet to open permanent restaurant in Cardiff

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Ex-Hedone head chef Lee Skeet to open permanent restaurant in Cardiff

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Former Hedone head chef Lee Skeet is to open a permanent restaurant in Cardiff following the success of his 40 Days, 40 Nights pop-up in the city.

As first reported by WalesOnline, Cora will serve a single tasting menu of seasonal British produce, focusing on seafood, to 12 guests each service. 

As with the pop-up, Skeet will cook unaided. “I just want the food to be solely my responsibility. So if it’s good or bad, it’s my responsibility; I don’t want anyone else to get involved,” Skeet told WalesOnline.

Named after his daughter, the restaurant will be located in the upstairs of Cafe Milkwood, which also hosted the chef’s sell-out 40 Days, 40 Nights project. 

Skeet - whose star-studded CV also includes Gordon Ramsay Group, Tom Aikens and Marcus Wareing - is hoping to attract the Welsh capital’s first Michelin star. 

In the city's Pontcanna area, Milkwood launched as a high-end modern bistro in 2017 but became a cafe following the pandemic. 

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