Antony Worrall Thompson with Rachel Allen

Grainstore Stage - Cooking Demonstrations




Antony Worrall Thompson is an English restaurateur and celebrity chef, television presenter, radio broadcaster, and the author of 32 books. Winner of many top chef awards, and the driving force behind restaurants such as One Ninety Queen’s Gate, dell’Ugo and Bistrot 190, Antony is one of Britain’s leading chefs.

A Ready Steady Cook regular, he has also appeared on Masterchef, This Morning, and Food and Drink. He has written 32 cookery books including Supernosh, Modern Bistrot Cooking, Weekends with Antony, and The ABC of AWT.

Antony Worrall Thompson opened his first restaurant, Ménage à Trois, in Knightsbridge in 1981. He subsequently launched several successful restaurants, including Wiz and Woz in west London and Metro in Jersey, the Notting Grill in west London, the Barnes Grill in south-west London, together with two pubs in Henley-on-Thames, the Lamb Inn and the Greyhound.

He made his first television appearance on BBC2's Food and Drink, before appearing on Ready Steady Cook from 1994. In 2001, he appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank, and in 2003, he appeared in the second series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, which led to him replacing Gregg Wallace as the host of BBC2's Saturday Kitchen. The show moved to BBC1 to replace Saturday morning children's television. He later presented the ITV series Saturday Cooks. The show was renamed Daily Cooks Challenge for the prime-time series which he also presented. He was also on the 2019 mini-series Trawlermen: Celebs at Sea.


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