New head chef at The Last Wine Bar and Restaurant in Norwich will continue support for local suppliers

Iain McCarten, head chef at The Last Wine Bar and Restaurant. Photo: Newman Associates PR

Iain McCarten, head chef at The Last Wine Bar and Restaurant. Photo: Newman Associates PR - Credit: Photo: Newman Associates PR

The Last Wine Bar and Restaurant has appointed Iain McCarten as its new head chef.

The 31-year-old, originally from Devon, has worked in a variety of kitchens including the renowned Gingerman Group of restaurants in Brighton under chef Ben McKellar, and Firedoor in Sydney working with chef Lennox Hastie.

Iain was introduced to the world of fine cooking from an early age – his father was a chef at the Dorchester in London working under the legendary Anton Mosimann.

His influences are wide-ranging, with a particular like for seafood, and for foraged food – something he likes to do in his leisure time with his partner Bonnie, who he met working at the Salt Room restaurant in Brighton. He will also be seeking to continue The Last's support for local food and drink suppliers.

'Norfolk has such amazing food producers, and I am really looking forward to meeting them and using their produce at The Last,' said Iain. 'I have already realised what an institution The Last is in Norwich, but although it has been around for nearly 27 years, it has evolved over that time and will continue to do so.'


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One immediate change which Iain is bringing in is a Fixed Price Menu which will be available every lunchtime and also early evenings. The new menu launches in February; it will change weekly, and offer two courses for £15 or three courses for £17.50.

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