Antony Worrall Thompson

Award-winning chef and passionate advocate of organic farming, 'AWT' hails from Stratford-upon-Avon and was educated at a public school in Canterbury.

Antony studied Hotel and Catering Management at Westminster College, despite the protestations of his grandmother, who tried to prevent him from becoming a chef.

After college he moved to London, becoming head chef at Brinkley's after just one month as sous chef. In 1979 he took a six-month 'educational sabbatical' in France, eating and working his way around the country.

He opened his first restaurant in 1981, Menage à Trois in Knightsbridge. It received a huge amount of press coverage, being the only restaurant in London to serve just starters and puddings. Many more successful restaurants followed - One Ninety Queen's Gate; Bistro 190; Atrium and dell'Ugo to name a few. He went on to launch the neighbourhood steak house Notting Grill in Holland Park, London in 1997.

In 1998 Antony became resident studio chef and main presenter for BBC2's Food & Drink programme. He is a Ready Steady Cook regular and is the face of Saturday morning food shows, first with Saturday Kitchen and now hosting Saturday Cooks Live.

Between writing columns for various magazines and newspapers, and TV appearances, Antony continues to run three grill restaurants in West London, Notting Grill, Kew Grill and Barnes Grill, as well as The Angel Coach Inn in Wiltshire and The Greyhound in Oxon.

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Website
AWTonline

Books
Antony Makes it Easy: Fuss-free Food in Minutes, Mitchell Beazley, Feb 2010
The Essential Diabetes Cookbook: Good Healthy Eating from Around the World in Association with Diabetes UK, Kyle Cathie, Jan 2010
Barbecues and Grilling, Kyle Cathie, May 2009
Healthy Eating for Diabetes, Kyle Cathie Limited, Mar 2009
The Sweet Life: 101 Indulgent Recipes Made with Splenda Sweetener, 2009
Fast Family Food
The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet, Kyle Cathie Limited, Sep 2008
The People's Cookbook: A Celebration of the Nation's Life Through Food, Infinite Ideas Limited, Jun 2008
"Saturday Cooks" Cookbook, Mitchell Beazley, Feb 2008
Real Family Food, Mitchell Beazley, 15 Nov 2007
Antony's Weekend Cookbook, BBC Books, Oct 2006
The G.I. Diet Cookbook: More Than 100 Low Glycemic-Index Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss, Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, Sep 2006
Antony Worrall Thompson's GL Diet Made Simple, Kyle Cathie, Jan 2006

Antony Worrall Thompson

Antony Worrall Thompson's Recipes



 
Rum or brandy butter
Rum or brandy butter

Antony Worrall Thompson's fragrant and lightly spiced butter is made in the same fashion whether you choose rum or brandy

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Smoked salmon and bacon sandwich
Smoked salmon and bacon sandwich

Antony Worrall Thompson shares his recipe for a sublime sandwich, thick with smoked salmon, crispy bacon, cream cheese and more.

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Vermont corn, chilli and bacon bread
Vermont corn, chilli and bacon bread

Enjoy a taste of America with Antony Worrall Thompson's chilli-flavoured cornbread, served warm from the oven

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
50 min

Prawn cakes with cucumber relish
Prawn cakes with cucumber relish on Market Kitchen

These Asian-style mini prawn cakes from Antony Worrall Thompson make great finger food for parties or a smart starter or light lunch

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Apple crisp
Apple crisp

If you like apple crumble, you'll love Antony Worrall Thompson's version, flavoured with warming spices and tangy citrus zest

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 25 min

Aromatic Tomato Tart
Aromatic Tomato Tart on Market Kitchen

Antony Worrall Thompson combines crisp filo pastry with aromatic spices and succulent tomatoes in this tasty, fuss-free tart

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
55 min

Asian Chicken Salad
Asian Chicken Salad

Antony Worrall Thompson combines tender poached chicken with a tangy piquant dressing to create a flavourful Thai-style salad

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Avocado and Prawn Salad
Avocado and Prawn Salad

Classic prawn cocktail gets a twist with the addition of avocado in this elegant starter by Antony Worrall Thompson

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Baked Amaretto Peaches with Toffee Sauce
Baked Amaretto Peaches with Toffee Sauce

Enjoy a luscious treat with Antony Worrall Thompson's decadent dessert, combining Amaretto peaches with sticky toffee sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Baked onion soup
Baked onion soup

Slow cooked onions, wine and a layer of boozy cream give this fabulous cheese-topped soup from Antony Worrall Thompson a special touch


intermediate

Total time
1 hr 45 min