Nest team head to Norfolk for new Farmhouse restaurant opening in May

12 February 2024 by
Nest team head to Norfolk for new Farmhouse restaurant opening in May

The team behind Restaurant St Barts and Nest will open Nest Farmhouse in King's Lynn, Norfolk, in the spring.

Nest Farmhouse is set to open its doors in late May 2024 in a restored cattle shed on a working farm in Norfolk.

Co-founders Luke Wasserman, Toby Neill and Johnnie Crowe will launch the site at the thousand-acre Docking Lodge Farm which will supply the kitchen with potatoes, parsnips, carrots and barley.

The menu, overseen by executive chef Crowe and head chef Grant Cotton, will use local and foraged ingredients from the north Norfolk coastline as well as sustainably-reared produce.

The restaurant's interiors will also be as considered as the menu, with furniture, crockery and glassware sourced by independent local designers and artists.

Nest Farmhouse marks the operators' first permanent move outside of London and into the Norfolk countryside. The trio first opened their first restaurant Nest in Hackney in 2018, offering a tasting menu using sustainably farmed British produce, before moving to a larger site in Shoreditch late last year.

They then opened a second seasonal British restaurant Fenn in Fulham in 2021, but this closed due to staff shortages in March 2023.

Restaurant St Barts opened its doors in Smithfield in late 2022 and has since gained both a Michelin star and a green star for sustainability.

"We've had a great year with the opening of Nest in Shoreditch and receiving a Green Michelin Star at Restaurant St Barts alongside retaining our Michelin Star, making us the only restaurant in London to hold both," said Crow.

"We're thrilled for our move to Norfolk and to open within a working estate - with incredible produce and producers right on our doorstep. We look forward to welcoming our guests in the best way we know - with considered food and wine, now in this idyllic setting."

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