About us

The pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of Core. We use our skills as chefs to extract the best from ingredients, and the training we offer brings out the best in our people, too. It also applies to our setting with its focus on British craftsmanship. Each design choice – from our fine bone China and silverware to our bespoke tailored suits – reflects our commitment to creating an environment that complements the exceptional quality of our food.




We must be connected to our food. It must create an emotion, a memory, warmth, hospitality, generosity.

Clare Smyth

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Since opening in August 2017, Core has received numerous awards including three stars in the 2021 Michelin Guide, five AA Rosettes, ‘Best Gastronomic Experience’ in the Hardens guide 2023, Highest UK Restaurant in La Liste 2022, ‘Best Restaurant’ at the GQ Food and Drink Awards and the ‘Service Award’ at the National Restaurant Awards. Clare also received the ‘World’s Best Female Chef’ Award by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.