Head Chef, Adebola Adeshina

Award-winning chef Ade, brings a wealth of experience and a large dose of passion to the kitchen at The Petersham Restaurant, which produces some of the finest food in the local area.

Our acclaimed Head Chef

Acclaimed chef, Adebola Adeshina has headed up the kitchen at The Petersham Restaurant since 2014, focussing on modern British cooking, using the best local and seasonal produce available. Since Ade’s arrival at The Petersham Restaurant, the dining experience has regularly been mentioned in the food guides - achieving 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, a Michelin recommendation and a listing in the Good Food Guide.

Born in Nigeria, Ade Moved with his family to London as a child. Inspired by his Mother’s cooking, he always knew that he wanted to be a chef. Early in his career, Ade got a job working with the Aubergine team under Gordon Ramsay. He remained with Ramsay for six years, cooking at the three-Michelin Starred Gordon Ramsay Restaurant and at Petrus under Marcus Wareing. 

Ade went onto climb the ranks when working with Philip Howard at The Square, Eric Chavot at The Capital and Tom Ilic at Bonds. In 2006, he opened critically acclaimed restaurant, The Lock Dining Bar in North London with Fabrizio Russo and then went onto open Parsons Restaurant at Waltham Abbey in 2011, before coming to The Petersham Restaurant in 2014.

Ade’s vast experience means that he has a lot to give to the next generation of chefs and hospitality professionals and through his role at The Petersham Restaurant, is helping to nurture the next generation of talent in the kitchen.


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