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Chef Behind London’s Only Michelin-Starred Pub Takes Reins at Swish Hotel Reboot

Sally Abé is on board as The Conrad London is pumping £1.75 million into four new dining venues

Chef Sally Abé in portrait, dressed in chefs’ whites
Sally Abé, whose success at the Harwood Arms has made it London’s only Michelin-starred pub
The Harwood Arms [Official Photo]

Including, appropriately, a fancy pub

Sally Abé, the chef behind the famed scotch eggs and Sunday roasts that have propelled Fulham pub the Harwood Arms to Michelin stardom, will oversee a near £2 million revamp of the food at a central London hotel. As consultant chef, she will assist on the opening of four sites at The Conrad London in Westminster, beginning with The Blue Boar, which is described as a “contemporary take on the London pub.” Abé’s stellar work at the Harwood Arms over the last half decade should soften any concerns over what “a contemporary take on the London pub” might mean in 2020.

A “glamorous new restaurant inspired by pioneering women” will follow, alongside the obligatory space devoted to afternoon tea and a cocktail bar. The pub is set to open in 2020, with the restaurant slated for spring 2021.

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