Steven Edwards at the Bingham Riverhouse to close

By Joe Lutrario

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Steven Edwards at the Bingham Riverhouse to close

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Etch chef Steven Edwards will close his restaurant at the Bingham Riverhouse in Richmond at the end of December to 'focus on other projects’.

The Masterchef: The Professionals winner will continue his partnership with the South West London venue by offering private dining and catering for parties of 20 to 40 guests.

Edwards launched at Bingham Riverhouse in the March of 2020 a week before lockdown as a pop-up, but has ended up remaining at the venue, which holds three AA Rosettes, for over three years. 

Earlier this year Edwards launched a restaurant at Premier League football club Brighton & Hove Albion’s new hospitality experience,​ the Tunnel Club where he and the team prepare seasonal snacks and a three course à la carte meal for members at each home game.

Edwards will continue to lead the team at his Hove flagship Etch - which is currently ranked 89 on Restaurant’s list of the top 100 restaurants in the UK​ - and says that a new project will be announced next year. 

The Riverhouse restaurant will reopen in January 2024. As before, the menu will be local and produce-led offering 'the finest ingredients including sustainable fish and organic or free-range sustainably reared meat'.

The new Riverhouse menu will be accompanied by an affordable wine list featuring a good range of organic, English and biodynamic wines.

“To have achieved three years with a project which started as a temporary residence and opened the week before the first lockdown is credit to all involved,” he says. “As our businesses have naturally evolved, it feels right to now pursue our separate paths so that I can focus on my other projects. I wish the Riverhouse every success with the new restaurant and look forward to meeting guests old and new at my private dining events.”

Sama Trinder, co-owner Bingham Riverhouse, added: “We have loved working with Steven, his exceptional Modern British food has always been so well received. He has been a pleasure to work with, it is rare you get the combination of creative talented chef, astute entrepreneur and wonderful human all rolled into one.” 

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