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Phil Howard

Phil Howard


Phil Howard is a Michelin-star chef and owner of Elystan Street Restaurant in London.

Phil’s life as a chef started at Roux Restaurants in 1988. From there he trained under Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s and Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum. He opened The Square with Nigel Platts Martin in 1991 and remained at the helm for 25 years – with his food enjoying huge critical acclaim. He held two Michelin stars for 17 years.

The reputation for his cooking has been forged through the delivery of pleasure through harmony of flavour rather than technical wizardry or innovation.

After leaving The Square Phil felt he had unfinished business with food in London and whilst this philosophy will remain very much in place at Elystan Street the content of the cooking will evolve. The desire to cook simpler food prevails and with a greater emphasis on pure, clean and lighter dishes – full of vitality and flavour.

Now a popular ambassador for Love British Food, Phil Howard said: “I have worked with Love British Food a number of times over the years and already a big advocate for using local British food in my cooking. My food is very much ingredient led with the focus on depth of flavour, freshness and vitality. I am looking forward to being more involved in the campaign during the year ahead”.