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Simon Addison

Head Chef

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Dining at Chewton Glen is run by Executive Head Chef Luke Matthews.

In January 2016, we were pleased to appoint a new Head Chef Simon Addison to The Dining Room. Simon has most recently been Head Chef at Homewood Park Hotel & Spa in Bath, and prior to that, he worked at The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School in Newbury.

Simon says: “Chewton Glen has always been on my radar. The atmosphere in the kitchen is great, and the team and I are looking to introduce some exciting menu changes while respecting the favourites that guests love. The Dining Room is surprisingly relaxed, and it is a perfect showcase for my modern British style of food.  I also want to maximise the use of the phenomenal Hampshire and south of England local ingredients throughout our menus.”  You'll notice iconic South Coast ingredients being appreciated and heavily featured throughout a menu that evolves through the seasons, as Simon aims to emphasise this passion for produce that he speaks of. 

Simon’s arrival gives Luke Matthews, Chewton Glen’s Executive Chef, the opportunity to take a step back from some of his day-to-day responsibilities and focus on projects such as ‘The Kitchen’, the purpose-built cookery school and informal restaurant on the 130-acre Chewton Glen estate. This exciting venture with celebrity chef and ex-Chewton Glen team-member James Martin opened in March 2017.