Tom Norrington-Davies Is a cook and writer. After studying for a degree in Drama at University of Wales (followed by a bizarre spell dubbing kung fu movies in Hong Kong) he realised that his true love was cooking. Luckily, soon after moving to London he met the team behind the capital’s pioneering food pub, The Eagle. Tom joined them in 1996 and ran the kitchen between 1998 and 2003. During this time he contributed to The Eagle Cookbook which has been recently reissued by Absoulte Press.
In autumn 2004 Tom’s first solo effort, Just Like Mother Used to Make (a homage to proper comfort eating) was published by Cassell Illustrated to widespread critical acclaim. The Sunday Times included it in their top five cookbooks of the year. Tom’s next title was Cupboard Love which brings a whole new meaning to the phrase `convenience food’ and was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2005. Tom’s latest offering Game: A Cookbook is a beautiful, practical and fresh look at the subject and was written in collaboration with Trish Hilferty and published by Absolute Press.
Tom writes a monthly column called ‘A Man for all Seasons’ in Delicious magazine. He is a regular contributor to the food pages of the Guardian and writes on a freelance basis for many publications, including Style Magazine (The Sunday Times) and the Daily Telegraph. He has guested on Radio 4’s The Food Programme and Good Food Live.
Great Queen Street is the latest venture from Tom Norrington-Davies – where he is both co-owner and head chef – The Eagle founder Mike Belben and the Anchor & Hope’s Rob Shaw and Jonathan Jones. The restaurant was founded a year ago and has received a wealth of good reviews.