I have always wanted my own restaurant – I’m sure it’s what most chefs dream about, but I never thought it would happen; finding investors in this industry is tough.

At the beginning of 2016, my wife Rhiain and I decided to take the plunge and try to raise the funds we needed by launching a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter. I quit my job, we put all our savings in and we went for it. After an emotional ‘all or nothing’ funding drive, where we spent a month panicking over whether it would work or not, we completed the project successfully and raised just over £100,000. With the additional help of some investors, my dream was set to become a reality.

After a year of searching for the right venue, a few disappointments and a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, we found this amazing site on Church Street in Stratford-upon-Avon just outside the Cotswolds. On 18th March 2017, we opened the doors of Salt; a fine dining restaurant using the best produce, served in a relaxed atmosphere where you can sit back, relax and enjoy your dining experience.

After one and a half years we were super proud to receive Stratford-upon-Avons first ever Michelin star, 3 AA rosettes and 6/10 in the good food guide.

2020 is another big year for the restaurant as we opened salt Cookery school and Chefs table above the restaurant. Offering a variety of cookery courses from bread and pasta to meat butchery and fish preparation. We will also use the cookery school as a private dining space where we cook in the room in front of our guests. Keep your eye on our Cookery school page for the latest courses and guest chef events.

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB 8 Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HB, UK
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