Introduction to our new Chef & Restaurant

The Clarence Social appoints new Chef & launches new Restaurant, Flamant. 

The Clarence Social have re-opened with all COVID-19 measures in place and are delighted to announce the appointment of a new French Chef, Samuel Robert, new menus and the launch of Flamant.

Samuel has had a distinguished career spanning 15 years, working as a Chef in the UK, France, Australia and the Caribbean.

His most recent role was as Head Chef at the renowned gastronomic London Restaurant, Blixen. During his time at Blixen, the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand (2019 & 2020) and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2019). 

To coincide with the appointment of Samuel, the beautiful balconied Restaurant of The Clarence Social is being relaunched as Flamant, meaning Flamingo in French. The restaurant has an exciting new menu which will serve modern European cuisine blended with flavours from South East Asia. The menu and specials are made from the very best local Cotswold ingredients and will change seasonally. 

Terry Croft, founding owner of The Clarence Social commented:

“We are delighted that Samuel has decided to join The Clarence Social. Recruiting someone of this pedigree and calibre is a great honour for us and a coup for Cheltenham as well. It only seemed right that we should launch Flamant within The Clarence to mark this occasion. Cheltenham is very fortunate to have such a rich variety of excellent restaurants; we feel that Samuel and Flamant will bring something different that Cheltenham diners will love”.

Samuel Roberts commented on his new appointment:

“When I saw that The Clarence Social was re-opening and recruiting for a new Head Chef, I jumped at the opportunity. The chance to work at an independently run business in a beautiful building, in the heart of a town like Cheltenham, was too good to miss. I am excited about the launch of Flamant and cannot wait to see the reaction to our new menu from our customers. Additionally, I’d like to thank Terry for this opportunity and all the team at The Clarence who I have been very impressed with and made me feel really welcome”.

As well as its new A La Carte menu, Flamant has also launched a new set menu and weekend Brunch Menu.

We very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

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