'Next generation' MasterChef is our new chef patron

We are delighted to announce that Laurence Henry, the former MasterChef winner, is to be chef patron at Canal Turn – the stunning new restaurant space opening in Spring 2022.

Laurence won MasterChef: The Professionals in 2018 when he was just 25 when he was hailed the “next generation” of chefs by judge Marcus Wareing.

Laurence will operate the food offering at Canal Turn which will have venues spanning three storeys. Each level will offer something unique for Nottingham and will allow Laurence to showcase the same culinary skills that wowed the MasterChef judges. The canalside lower level will be a bar and grill – somewhere to drink, relax and grab a bite to eat. The middle ground level will be Laurence’s signature restaurant – a place to display his culinary creativity. The upper events level is a large, open plan space with capacity for 200 people for parties, events and celebrations.

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Celebrations on order at canal turn

Nottingham-born Laurence is well known nationally, in part because of his MasterChef success – and also because of his exceptional skills as a chef.

Canal turn is the first element of The Island Quarter and is the largest space that any MasterChef winner has been part of since the series began.

Laurence said: “I am keen to take advantage of my MasterChef win and build on my reputation and that of the venue’s to make a huge success of Canal Turn.”