On 6 October 2022, Alex Webb will launch a new restaurant residency at InterContinental London Park Lane. Alex Webb on Park Lane comes following the huge success of the chef’s pop-up on the hotel’s terrace earlier in the year.
The Essex-born chef started out washing pots at his local restaurant aged just 14, before going on to train at restaurants including Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Dinner by Heston, Roux at Parliament Square, and The Frog in Hoxton. Alex’s first moment in the spotlight came in 2020, when he was crowned winner of MasterChef: The Professionals.
Alex Webb on Park Lane marks a new chapter in the journey of this extraordinarily talented young chef. For the new restaurant residency, Alex will be championing British produce whilst also incorporating international influences inspired by his travels and nostalgic flavours from his childhood. Diners will be able to choose from a four-course menu with a choice in dishes at each course (£75pp) or a seven-course tasting menu (£110pp).
The opening dishes hark back to some of Alex’s earliest food memories, with the Cheesy Chester’s Puff a take on the first dish Alex cooked in primary school, and the Bread and Yeasted Butter incorporating barley and rye, inspired by a poem often recited by his grandad. From the starters, Cod, white bean cassoulet and sea herbs is a take on one of Alex’s winning MasterChef dishes. All main courses come served with Alex’s signature Slow-cooked potato and parmesan, and include autumnal flavours such as Creedy Carver duck breast, blackberry, port and hispi cabbage and Chalk Stream trout, parsnip, parsley, mussel and caviar cream sauce. The chef’s imagination and playful approach comes into its own with desserts such as Alex’s mystery box: Can you get inside?, which challenges diners to reveal a code and unlock their spectacular choux bun pudding. Those favouring a savoury end to their meal will be offered an impressive selection of cheeses, presented on a map to highlight the wonderful variety available in the UK.
Alex Webb on Park Lane also incorporates a bar, serving creative cocktails, French, English and natural wines, and cider from Sandford Orchards including Alex’s own blend created especially for the restaurant. Alex’s Signature Blend. A choice of cider and wine pairing will also be available alongside both the four-course and seven-course menus.
Alex Webb on Park Lane will open on 6 October 2022, offering diners autumnal British dishes presented with great creativity and flair in a stunning new dining space at InterContinental London Park Lane.
On making Alex’s signature blend, Barny Butterfield, the founder of Sandford said;
“Alex and I share the joy of pairing Britain’s native drink and incredible British cuisine. We love creating surprise and delight, and challenge ourselves to create the extraordinary from the most honest raw ingredients. This unique fusion of orchard and vineyard is a fantastic product of that lifelong pursuit”.