Adam Byatt

Adam Byatt

Adam Byatt

Trinity now holds a Michelin star (since 2016), three AA rosettes and numerous other accolades. Voted in the top ten restaurants in London by both Hardens and Zagat in 2010 and 2011, it has also been included in The Times’ Top 100 Restaurants in the UK. Giles Coren – a critic not known to give praise without very good reason – said Trinity was ‘as close to an absolutely perfect experience eating out as it is possible to have’.

In 2012, Adam realised a long-held dream and opened Bistro Union, a neighbourhood bistro serving quintessentially British dishes in a relaxed environment. A homage to Adam’s nostalgic memories from his childhood in Essex, typical Bistro Union dishes include Beef and onion cottage pie and Turkey stuffed tomatoes. Never one to slow down, 2015 saw Adam overlook a major refurbishment of Trinity and the launch of a new upstairs dining room. Visitors to the restaurant can now head upstairs for a more casual dining environment, with live music and a menu featuring small dishes that change daily.

Adam’s enthusiasm for seasonality and the great outdoors (when not in the kitchen he loves to hunt and fish) is matched by his desire to give back to the community. He has worked for many charities including DEBRA and Action Against Hunger and travels to numerous culinary schools and colleges to give talks on careers in the hospitality industry. Adam’s career also went full circle when he became a mentor for the same scholarship program that started it all, with his apprentice placement at Claridge's.

Three things you should know

Adam hates okra and marrow, but he loves good quality anchovies.

Before starting at Claridge's at the age of sixteen, Adam had already had two paper rounds, a milk round and a job at Primark.

Before he started his career as a chef, Adam was a sponsored skateboarder.

Bistro Union
Bistro Union

Bistro Union

40 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9NG

When Adam Byatt opened Trinity in Clapham, he brought a new level of class to the southwest London suburb. The gifted chef’s new venture, Bistro Union, is a more relaxed affair, a family-friendly neighbourhood restaurant – albeit one with an impressive pedigree.

Charlie's
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Charlie's

Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP

The lauded restaurant at Brown’s hotel is now under the watchful eye of Adam Byatt, whose superlative command of British cookery is a perfect fit for this estimable Mayfair institution.

Upstairs at Trinity
Upstairs at Trinity

Upstairs at Trinity

4 The Polygon, Clapham, London, SW4 0JG

Since returning to Clapham in 2006, Adam Byatt has cemented his reputation as one of London’s finest chefs. In 2015 he opened Upstairs at Trinity, which (as its name suggests) lies just above his award-winning main restaurant. Serving up an exciting menu of small plates in a casual environment, Upstairs is a welcome addition to Clapham’s flourishing food scene.

Trinity
Crispy duck with red cabbage coleslaw and orange watercress salad

Trinity

4 The Polygon, Clapham, London, SW4 0JG

Adam Byatt’s Clapham home of Trinity oozes elegance at every turn, with a brand of sophisticated yet homely cuisine that rarely fails to please diners.

Adam Byatt's restaurants

  • Bistro Union
  • Charlie's
  • Upstairs at Trinity
  • Trinity