Our first resident, back in 2012, was Dave Pynt. Focusing on barbecuing, Dave put his own spin on a classic Aussie BBQ. He launched the Burnt Enz supper club, which gave him a platform from which to launch his current venture, Burnt Ends restaurant.
Based in Singapore, Dave is continuing to flourish, with his restaurant coming number 14 in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.
With a focus on grilling, Tomos Parry, took over the reigns at Climpson's Arch. Serving grilled delights with influences from his Welsh homeland. Whilst our resident, Tomos won the coveted Young British Foodie's award, and continued to set his heights high as he moved onto run the kitchen at the award-winning restaurant Kitty Fisher's.
Som Saa is the brain child of Andy Oliver, Tom George and Mark Dobbie. Serving regional Thai food, using seasonal British produce and Asian ingredients, Som Saa went down a storm with customers and critics alike. Marina O'Loughlin from the Guardian gave Som Saa 10/10 for food saying "Som Saa's food is a thrill-ride for the senses. Everything is fresher, more vibrant than you'll find elsewhere!"
Following their residency at Climpson's Arch, Som Saa managed to gain £700,000 in funding to get their own brick and mortar. Now serving up the same fantastic Thai food at their new restaurant in Spitalfieds.
Winner of the Amex LCF 'Restaurant of the Year' Awar 2016.
Leandro Carreira of L.C
After their critically acclaimed year long residency, Leo and the L.C team are now in the planning stages of opening their own restaurant.