Adam Simmonds

Adam Simmonds is best known for his sophisticated and beautifully-crafted cooking, which has earnt him a plethora of awards and recognition.

Simmonds has worked his way from a pot washer at a pub in Leighton Buzzard to top London hotels The Ritz, The Halkin and The Lanesborough before joining Marco Pierre White at Les Saveurs in London and then moving to Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, under the tutelage of Raymond Blanc. It’s a measure of the revered chef’s enduring influence on Simmonds’s food that when asked what his influences are, Simmonds answers, ‘Raymond Blanc, and the seasons’.

He achieved his first Michelin star at Ynyshir Hall in Wales in 2006 before moving on to establish Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House as one of the country's finest restaurants, with a Michelin star, 4 AA rosettes and an 8/10 in the Good Food Guide (placing it at No.12 in the publication's list of top 50 restaurants for 2012); the Guide tipped Simmonds as one of its Chefs to Watch for this decade.

Simmonds himself describes his food as 'modern with flavours that come together perfectly on the plate without being over-complicated’. He enjoys exploring the occasional unusual flavour combination, though – Simmonds reports that the unlikely duo of foie gras and pistachio have made a dessert shine for him.

The AA Guide has remarked on Simmonds's 'head-spinning depth and clarity of flavours', while the Good Food Guide states how he 'has perfected a culinary style full of understated personal flourishes'.

Simmonds has contributed recipes for the second Great British Chefs app and you can see Simmonds in action on his own personal website.

Adam got through to the final banquet on Great British Menu 2014.

The AA

Four AA Rosettes (Danesfield House, 2007-2013)

Michelin Guide
One Michelin star (Danesfield House, 2007-2013)

The Good Food Guide 2011
Danesfield House ranked 13th Best Restaurant in the UK


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@Si_thepower should have just come and said hello

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RT @MyMarlowUK: Marlow Food Festival - at the Compleat Angler, Sun 21 Sep. Loads to try and buy, plus demos including @ChefASimmonds! http:…

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@CWheelie @Pavilionlondon thank you was great to see you again