Double for Clare Smyth from Bushmills in world’s top restaurants
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Clare is now one of the world’s most celebrated chefs. Her Core by Clare Smyth restaurant in London’s Kensington is listed at number three and Oncore in Sydney, Australia, at four in the world’s top 1,000 restaurants by the influential LaListe global dining publication. She was voted the World’s Best Female Chef in 2018.
Clare, who has just opened a novel Whiskey and Seaweed cocktail lounge as part of Core, says: “Such an incredible achievement having both restaurants ranked third and fourth in the world. I am beyond proud of everyone’s hard work for helping us achieve this special recognition.”
Every meal at Core, she says, “is a celebration of British ingredients. Potato and Roe, one of Clare’s classic dishes in both restaurants, is seen as homage to her County Antrim upbringing and the role of potatoes. Clare, the first and only British female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars for excellence, currently includes Bushmills Whiskey in the new bar.
She worked with a number of top chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, before setting up Core in 2017 and then Oncore in 2021. Both restaurants have won widespread acclaim from food critics. Clare also cooked for the wedding reception for Prince Harry and Meaghan Markle, a meal in which she used Northern Ireland’s luxury Abernethy Butter in the sauce.