Tom Aikens is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational British chefs. With a father working in the wine industry and a childhood mostly spent gardening and cooking with his mother, Tom put food and the use of the finest ingredients at the centre of his life from a very early age.
Tom’s remarkable career took him to David Cavalier’s in Battersea, Pierre Koffmann’s La Tante Claire, Joel Robuchon in Paris, Gerard Boyere’s Pied-à-Terre to name a few. It was at the latter that Tom became the youngest British chef ever to be awarded two Michelin stars, aged just 26. Tom remained at Pied-à-Terre for five years, then going on to open his immensely successful eponymous restaurant, ‘Tom Aikens’ from 2003 – 2014, where he also gained a Michelin star. The most recent addition to Tom’s portfolio is Muse, which has just been awarded 4 AA Rosettes. Muse is a cosy 25-seater renovated mews house in Belgravia. Muse provides a unique and intimate dining journey, offering each and every guest a kitchen table experience from either the kitchen counter or table side. Tom has also successfully launched restaurants in The Edition Hotel in Abu Dhabi and will be opening two F&B outlets in Doha in 2021, in the sports museum by Qatar Museums, which is attached to the National stadium.
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