Gus and Kate run Restaurant 5 North Street with pride. An integral part of Winchcombe’s tight-knit community, they provide memorable dining in an uncluttered 26-cover dining room.
Gus’s dedication to gastronomy was evident from day one. A man with a redoubtable work ethic, he completed his training under Michel Roux Snr at the three-star Waterside Inn, at Bray-on-Thames. Monsieur Roux was so impressed by his youthful protégé that he once flew him out to the Kremlin, where he’d been asked to cook for then-President Boris Yeltsin.
He met his wife, Kate, while working at The Waterside, though they’d actually been friends during their college years, before their careers took them along different roads.
He opened Restaurant 5 North Street early in 2003, moving in on January 14 and opening eight days later.
Within three weeks, he’d been visited by one of the UK’s best-respected food critics, Matthew Fort, from The Guardian. who gave him starry ratings and the reputation of Restaurant 5 North Street took off.
Today, it remains the acme of excellence.