I am sad to hear that one of my favourite local chefs is on the move. After ten years as Chef Proprietor of Restaurant 23, Peter Knibb will be leaving the Leamington Spa restaurant and handing over the kitchen to new Executive Chef Curtis Stewart.
Peter has not yet said what he is going to do next, but commented “Since founding the business in 2006 the team and I have worked extremely hard to establish our reputation for offering the highest quality food, refreshment and relaxation. I am immensely grateful for our customers’ loyal support and I am confident that you will continue to be delighted as I hand over to Curtis.”
Curtis hales from Bury in Manchester, and has spent the bulk of his career in award-winning kitchens at The Vineyard, Whatley Manor, Cowarth Park, The Feathered Nest, The Painswick Hotel and most recently at Quill. His vision is to produce modern, innovative food that tests and delights the senses.
Curtis said: “After spending time in and around Warwickshire ahead of my start, I know just how special Restaurant 23 is to our clients. We have always strived to deliver excellence and innovation and it is in this tradition that we will continue. I very much look forward to leading Restaurant 23 through its next chapter of development and would like to thank Peter and Richard Steeves for this incredible opportunity.”
The Georgian townhouse at 34 Hamilton Terrace is home to a dining room, two private rooms, Morgan’s cocktail bar and patio terrace. Restaurant 23 is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre supper and a la carte dinner.
If you haven’t already tried this three AA rosette restaurant add it to your list now!