Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

The award-winning Hamilton-born Chantelle Nicholson, 41, best known as chef-owner of the now-closed Tredwells in Covent Garden, opens her first solo venture this month in London.

Apricity, on Mayfair’s Duke Street, will continue Nicholson’s vegetable-centric approach to cooking, with a strong focus on sustainability – something she made a point of at Tredwells, where she won a green Michelin star, which is awarded to restaurants notable for their environmentally-friendly practices, David Ellis reports for the Evening Standard.

Apricity will serve what Nicholson says is a “hyper-seasonal” menu, with ingredients from local suppliers and small farms. It will also adopt planet-friendly practices, and will be zero-waste.

Nicholson said: “Apricity, meaning the warmth of the sun in winter, is such an exciting opportunity for myself and my team. Creating a space that can serve delicious food and great drinks, with joy and purpose, is key to us.”

Nicholson has worked with Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing.

Original article by David Ellis, Evening Standard, January 6, 2022.

Photo by Lisa Tse.


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