Chef Kenny Atkinson has announced that his new hometown restaurant in Newcastle will be called "House of Tides".
And although Atkinson left Rockliffe Hall in Durham earlier this year citing plans to start his own place, it was actually his wife Abbie who shared the news, taking to Twitter to confirm: "Myself & @KennyAtkinson1 are pleased to announce the name of our new restaurant www.houseoftides.co.uk on #Quayside #Newcastle."
A former BBC Great British Menu winner and the Cateys 2009 Chef of the Year, the previously double-Michelin starred chef and his wife are planning to open the new 80-cover venture in the next few months (although yet to announce an official opening date).
Commenting on the new project in June, Atkinson explained that it will offer a more relaxed, dining experience in a 16th century merchant house next to the North East city quayside, with an open kitchen and an "affordable" menu.
He told Caterer and Hotelkeeper: "Eating habits have changed. People are eating in more relaxed, informal venues that are more accessible and affordable.
"I will be using fine-dining elements like execution, finesse and quality ingredients, but serving the food in a more relaxed environment."
Before leaving Rockliffe Hall, Atkinson had worked at The White Room in Seaham Hall, and St Martin's On the Isle in the Isles of Scilly.