Chef Tom Brown is to open his debut restaurant Cornerstone on April 24, almost three years since his left his position as head chef at Nathan Outlaw’s at The Capital.
The 46-cover restaurant, named after Brown’s favourite Arctic Monkeys track will showcase ‘simple, clean and produce-driven cooking.
The menu will be flexible and regularly changing, with dishes designed for sharing.
Brown left his position at The Capital in September 2017, handing the reins over to sous chef Andrew Sawyer to ‘pursue his dream’ of opening his own eatery.
Cornerstone has partnered up with Cornish distillery, The Wrecking Coast to create a bespoke gin available for the restaurant.
The interiors have been designed by East London based architects, Holland Harvey, with kitchen situated in the centre of the restaurant, doubling up as a counter-bar, seating 11 guests.
Brown commented; “I am thrilled to finally be opening Cornerstone. It feels like it has been in the pipeline for such a long time now so being able to announce an opening date is very exciting! Watching the transition of the restaurant from design to actually being built is an incredible feeling – can’t wait to get cooking now.”
Originally from Cornwall, Brown worked in restaurants around the South-West including Rick Stein’s fish, before he met Nathan Outlaw.
He started working for Outlaw at the St Enodoc Hotel in Rock where he quickly worked up the ranks to head chef.
After three years, he moved to London to be head chef at Nathan’s eponymous restaurant at The Capital hotel in Knightsbridge, which was awarded a Michelin star one year after opening.