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Tom Kerridge receives England Rugby call-up


2-Michelin-starred chef to partner with Twickenham’s new East Stand restaurants The Lock and The Gate

Twickenham Experience and England Rugby Hospitality today announces its partnership with 2-Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge. The devoted rugby fan, is contributing to the design of the menu for the new Lock restaurant in Twickenham Stadium’s new East Stand, adding his trademark modern English touches that will provide a unique dining experience for guests . The TV chef will also be running the restaurant for each of England’s four Quilter Internationals games this November and will be joined by his team of chefs. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Tom during the day.


The Lock restaurant is one of four new dining spaces at Twickenham opening this November. A grand and sophisticated space, The Lock includes numerous patriotic touches and elevates hospitality for guests coming to see England take on the South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia.

“I’m so excited to be partnering with Twickenham - it was an absolute no-brainer for me. I’ve been going to watch rugby there for years and it feels really special to be able to bring our cooking to this historic and epic sporting venue. Bring it on!” said Tom Kerridge.

In addition to match days, Tom Kerridge will also be hosting “An evening with Tom Kerridge” during the year in Twickenham’s new chop-house style restaurant The Gate, proving intimate dining experiences for up to 400 guests. The partnership will also see the introduction of Tom Kerridge’s “Lush” hot dog and corn dog concession on the concourse for fans to enjoy at England matches.

Commenting on the announcement, Nils Braude, director of catering, conference and events at Twickenham Stadium said: “Tom is a great partner for Twickenham Stadium not only because his approach to modern British cooking marries with ours but also because he’s a genuine rugby fan and we know his passion for the sport will shine through to the chefs he works with and our guests. Twickenham Experience is delighted to be working with Tom to elevate the customer experience both within The Lock and non-match day restaurant experiences.”

England Rugby Hospitality™, official Twickenham hospitality, is sold exclusively by the Rugby Football Union and long standing partner Keith Prowse. Bookings for The Lock in November can be made at www.EnglandRugby.com/hospitality.



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