Core is an elegant and informal fine dining restaurant with an emphasis on natural, sustainable food, sourced from the UK’s most dedicated farmers and food producers.
We create beautiful crafted dishes, seeking out the best of British produce, with a passion to delight and share our curiosity and our love of delicious artisanal food.
Core is the debut restaurant of Clare Smyth, the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin-stars in the UK.
Clare grew up on a farm in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Since moving to England at the age of 16, she has worked with an uncompromising devotion to her craft, training in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world. In her time as Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Hospital Road, her many awards included 10/10 in the Good Food Guide, five AA rosettes and an MBE for services to the hospitality industry. Clare also won the Cateys Chef of the Year Award 2016 and Michelin Female Chef 2017.
The team at Core share award-winning and Michelin experience in their uncompromising pursuit of culinary perfection. They are passionate about British food and work closely with farmers and suppliers to bring only the finest seasonal ingredients to the table.