The Chubby Castor at The Fitzwilliam Arms
by talented chef Adebola Adeshina
Chef Patron, Adebola Adeshina recently opened The Chubby Castor in Peterborough, having previously run the kitchen at The Petersham Restaurant in Richmond since 2014.
Ade focuses on modern British cooking, using the finest local and seasonal produce available and has recruited a team of talented chefs who he is keen to teach and pass his skills on to.
During his time at The Petersham Restaurant, the dining experience was regularly mentioned in the food guides – achieving two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, a Michelin recommendation and a listing in the Good Food Guide.
Early in his career, Ade started working with the Aubergine team under Gordon Ramsay. He remained with Ramsay for six years, cooking at the three Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay Restaurant and at Petrus under Marcus Wareing.
He opened his first restaurant at the age of 24 in Tottenham, which quickly became a foodie destination. Seven years later he moved to another venture with Parsons Restaurant in Essex, winning several awards, including Best Restaurant in Essex, Best Large Restaurant, Best Newcomer, two Rosettes from the Good Food Guide and Michelin Recommended.
Now he is thrilled to open his first solo venture, The Chubby Castor at The Fitzwilliam Arms. Presented as civilised dining with a focus on fresh and locally sourced produce, cooked in a modern British way.
Diners can expect a relaxed atmosphere, a blend of modern and vintage design with exposed beams and Georgian wallpaper. You can expect dishes like fresh handpicked steamed crab lasagna, toasted coconut flakes or beef tartare, quail eggs and walnut homemade bread.
The Chubby Castor is a beautiful building comprising stone, thatch and dormer windows, which convey all the charm and character of its 17th century style. The restaurant serves a la carte, set lunch and dinner menus, Sunday roast, brunch, bar menu and afternoon teas.
In addition, four private rooms are available for private functions from July, which can accommodate 4 - 22 guests.
The Chubby Castor are also offering private wine and food tasting events throughout the year.
Click here to visit our events page for more information.