Executive Chef

Robert Thompson

We are delighted to announce the return of Robert Thompson as our Executive Chef.

Although many of you are aware of Robert’s rise through the culinary ranks here’s a quick re-cap of the highlights. In 2007, Robert was the youngest British chef to be awarded a Michelin star – he achieved this at Winteringham Fields, Lincolnshire. He then made his move to the Isle of Wight and took over the helm at The Hambrough, Ventnor where another star was earned.

Robert first joined The George in 2014 where he continued to produce the seasonal delights that have made him famous. In 2015, Robert went on to achieve a long-standing ambition and opened the doors of his first solo concept, a hugely successful restaurant called Thompson’s Restaurant which is based in Newport – the capital of the Island.

Robert is excited to be returning to The George, a project which will complement and affiliate his own restaurant, to partner Howard Spooner in the ambitious relaunch of this iconic hotel.

Expect great things from this partnership this summer!