Chef Tom Simmons announces opening of Cardiff site

Chef Tom Simmons has announced he is set to open his second site in Cardiff next month.

Simmons operates his restaurant ‘Tom Simmons’ at One Tower Bridge in London and will open his new site in the former Cameo Club in Pontcanna as it confirmed its last service would be New Years Eve.

The new site is set to offer the same “ethos” as its London counterpart and will offer its “best sellers” such as fish and chips and leek risotto. The food will be influenced by British and French cuisines with a welsh twist with most produce being sourced from Wales.

Simmons reached the quarter finals of Masterchef: The Professionals in 2011, aged 21. He opened his first restaurant in 2017 with partner Lois Thomas.

Simmons said: “Lois and I are so excited about bringing our love for food and all things Welsh produce home. 

“This has been an ambition of ours since we opened the London restaurant and an ambition of mine since I started working as a chef and since I took part in Masterchef, so we can’t wait to welcome people through the doors and introduce them to our food and our restaurant ethos.”

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