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Ex-Clove Club and P. Franco Chef Returns to London for the Weekend

Louise Rødkjær and Tim Spedding will cook at Giant Steps in Hackney Wick

Chef Tim Spedding of Coombeshead Farm, Cornwall, who will cook at Giant Steps in Hackney Wick 1st and 2nd September 2018

Tim Spedding and Louise Rødkjær will come back to London for the weekend with a residency at Hackney Wick’s Giant Steps.

The former Coombeshead Farm head chef and restaurant manager return to London after departing in 2017; the pair had initially planned to open a restaurant of their own, but settled at Coombeshead after a few months in Cornwall. They are now pursuing their own venture in the south west. Spedding’s cooking at Coombeshead has been widely acclaimed, as was his work at The Clove Club and P. Franco. This weekend residency will use ingredients from the land around Coombeshead, including Cornish mackerel, other day boat fish, and Dexter onglet. It will also have the peripatetic bent of Spedding’s cooking at P. Franco: that onglet will be paired with fried peppers, perhaps guindillas; sourdough flatbreads will be served with stracciatella and Le Coste olive oil.

Rødkjær and Spedding are the latest in a series of residencies at Giant Steps: Freddie Janssen and Seb Myers’ Snack Bar, Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce Rita’s Dining, Honey Spencer and Anaïs Van Manen’s Bastarda have all taken over the barbecue for a weekend at a time, with chefs from Brilliant Corners covering the food otherwise.

Rødkjær and Spedding will be in residence on 1 and 2 September.

Giant Steps

Dace Road, , England E3 2NN Visit Website

The Clove Club

380 Old Street, , England EC1V 9LT 020 7729 6496 Visit Website

Brilliant Corners

470 Kingsland Road, , England E8 4AE 020 7812 9511 Visit Website

P Franco

107 Lower Clapton Road, , England E5 0NP Visit Website