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Kray Treadwell has announced he will no longer serve a tasting style menu at his restaurant, 670 Grams. Since introducing a more informal Sunday lunch menu and becoming disillusioned with the ‘traditional tasting menu’ the Young Michelin Chef of the Year has announced plans to launch an informal sharing style menu in January 2024.

The new menu focuses on small plates, taking in Flatbreads such as Crab with Fermented Crispy Chilli and Garlic Butter, Snacks containing Pineapple, Char Sui, with Meat and Fish plates including Beef Tar Tar with an Oyster Emulsion, Pickle, Mustard, and Burnt Potato Skins, Wagu Rib with KT Pickle and BBQ, Cured Monkfish with Date and Tomato Warer, Shrimp with Kimchi and Carrot, and a selection of vegetarian Dishes from the Ground such as BBQ Courgette, Harissa and Ash.

Side options include Beef Fat Potatoes with Smoked Vinegar - Mayan Gold Roasted Onions in Beef Garum, Amelia Dressed Tomato with Wasabi and EVOO, and more. For dessert, guests can choose from a selection that takes in Miso Caramel Tart and Fig Cake.

Named after the weight of his daughter when she was born four months prematurely, Treadwell opened 670 Grams in the midst of the pandemic in August 202 with the aim of offering fine dining at accessible prices. An impressive CV that takes in stints at the hand & Flowers, Purnells and The Man Behind The Curtain meant the ambitious chef has been developing and cooking tasting menus for the last twelve years.

Treadwell found that he’d lost the joy in his work and further to introducing a Sunday Roast menu noticed a real shift in the restaurant, he said, “the restaurant came to life, there was a real vibe and more joy. I realised the stuffy connotations that came with the tasting menu we were serving was having a real impact. I decided then that I wanted to introduce a more informal menu on a permanent basis.”

“My wife, Sacha asked me when I was most happy cooking, and I knew the answer straight away. It was when I was in Cornwall just after I left The Man Behind The Curtain, just making amazing food, without the constraints of the typical tasting menu. Sacha said, ‘That’s why you’re unhappy, you’re not in love with what you’re cooking anymore.’ Then something clicked.”

The new format also allows the 670 Grams team to work more closely with smaller farmers and growers, and showcase rare bread meats lesser used cuts.

He added, “We’re focusing on the food we love to cook, that people love to eat. I’m genuinely excited about this new direction for 670 Grams and we’re really looking forward to 2024”

Until the end of the year 670 Grams will continue to serve its tasting style ‘In and Out’ and Dinner menus Wednesday to Saturday and its Sunday Roast menu. The new small plates menu will be available from January 2024.