Roux scholar Harry Guy to open first solo restaurant early next year
Published 24 November 2021

First published in CODE Hospitality

The 2016 Roux Scholar Harry Guy is opening a restaurant at Wildes Chester in the summer of next year.

X by Harry Guy will “take guests on a gastronomic journey that will entice the senses”, an announcement read, with produce sourced by farmers and suppliers in the Cheshire countryside.

The 50-cover restaurant promises to serve “flavour first,” and will be housed in Wildes Chester, a new 18-bedroom boutique hotel with a rooftop pool and terrace looking over the city.

Guy has amassed an impressive CV over the years, having worked at the likes of the Savoy Grill, L’Enclume, and Roganic.

He won the Roux Scholarship in 2016 and completed his stage at the three-star Saison in San Francisco under the acclaimed chef Joshua Skenes.

Guy said: “I am absolutely buzzing that we can finally make this announcement as I have been hounded for months by people wanting to know what my plan was. X has been a long time in the making and is something that dreams are made of for a chef like me.”

There is demand for fine dining restaurants in Chester. With Simon Radley leaving his eponymous one-star restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor, there is a potential opening for Guy.

Paul Wildes, founder of Wildes hotel group said: “It feels fantastic that X is no longer just a pipedream but is set to become one of the finest restaurants in the country. Harry’s vision is really quite special and completely unique for city.”