Pub operators in list of 1,000 most influential Londoners

By Daniel Woolfson

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Food at the Newman Arms: "We're going to live or die by how successful this place is," says owner Chatfield
Food at the Newman Arms: "We're going to live or die by how successful this place is," says owner Chatfield

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Pub operators have been included in the Evening Standard’s ‘Progress 1,000’ list of the most influential people in the capital.

Matt Chatfield, owner of Fitzrovia pub the Newman Arms and Margaret Crow and Brett Redman, who own Hackney pub the Richmond, made the list for their food-related accomplishments this year.

Chatfield, who founded the Cornwall Project – his initiative to supply the capital with the highest quality Cornish produce whilst driving job creation back home – in 2010, was recognised for his work at the Newman Arms and as a supplier for three other London pubs and some of the city’s best restaurants.

Message

Chatfield said: “We’ve got to get people into pubs now and get the message out there – we’re just doing all we can to make this really good.

“We’ll keep doing it as long as it keeps creating jobs in Cornwall - we’re going to live or die by how successful this place is,” he added.

Dishes available at the Newman Arms include turbot with baby fennel, smoked new potatoes and olive sauce, roasted Romanesco with pink peppercorns, cashew nuts, cider and Verbena sauce, red mullet with tomatillo, broad beans and soya vinaigrette and roasted lamb rump with salt baked turnips, seaweed sauce, nasturtium and smoked spelt.

Raw

Crow and Redman’s pub the Richmond opened in March with a menu focused on raw ingredients and its own oyster bar.

Since opening, the Richmond has sold over 15,000 oysters and has hosted celebrity guests including singer MIA and fashion designer Christopher Kane.

Some of the dishes on offer include tuna tartare with aubergine, harissa and mint, nduja spiced seafood stew with pasta shells and aioli, Goosnargh chicken with Jersey Royals, bacon and lettuce and queen scallops with preserved lemon and fino butter.

To read our exclusive feature on Matt Chatfield and the Newman Arms, click here

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