Top Welsh chef says 'huge thank you' as he closes popular restaurant

Bryn Williams outside his restaurant in his chef's whites, smiling with arms crossed as he sits next to a planer with his name etched onto it
-Credit: (Image: Ian Cooper/North Wales Live)

Celebrated Welsh chef Bryn Williams has made the decision to sell his renowned London restaurant Odette's and now plans to focus more on his ventures in Wales. Hailing from Denbigh, Bryn is considered one of the top culinary talents from Wales.

He bought Odette's Restaurant in the chic Primrose Hill area of London 16 years ago. Under his watch it has become known as one of the best places to eat in the English capital.

As well as his London establishment, Bryn later opened restaurants at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay, The Cambrian in the Swiss Alps, and The Touring Club in Penarth. For the latest restaurant reviews, sign up to our food and drink newsletter here.

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Recently, he announced plans to open a new eatery at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. Following this, Bryn has now announced that Odette's will cease operations today as he has sold the property, reports North Wales Live.

He said: "Sixteen years ago I bought Odette's restaurant in Primrose Hill, it's been my cooking home and I've loved every minute of it. Now, it's time to move on and explore new adventures so I have sold Odette's and our last day of trading will be this Saturday 25th May.

"I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has worked at Odette's over the years and to all of our wonderful guests, many of whom were loyal for the last 16 years. I'm now excited to spend more time in my native Wales, and in particular north Wales, continuing to work on our bistro in Porth Eirias, as well as take on other opportunities further afield. Sorry for the very short notice. Diolch Bryn."