The trio behind a Michelin-starred London restaurant are transforming a cattle shed at a Norfolk farm into a produce-driven dining destination. 

Executive chef Johnnie Crowe and business partners Luke Wasserman and Toby Neill are opening Nest Farmhouse at Docking Lodge Farm in west Norfolk in May 2024. 

They also have Nest and Restaurant St Barts in London, with the latter holding one Michelin Star for culinary excellence and, new for 2024, a Green Star for its focus on sustainability.

Eastern Daily Press: Nest Farmhouse executive chef Johnnie Crowe and co-founder Luke Wasserman (L-R)Nest Farmhouse executive chef Johnnie Crowe and co-founder Luke Wasserman (L-R) (Image: Nest Farmhouse)

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This ethos will be carried into their new Norfolk restaurant, which will be nestled on a sprawling thousand-acre working estate with panoramic views across the valley. 

They will use the farm's potatoes, parsnips, carrots and barley in the kitchen, alongside local and foraged ingredients from the north Norfolk coastline and sustainably-reared produce.

Eastern Daily Press: There will be a huge focus on local produce at Nest FarmhouseThere will be a huge focus on local produce at Nest Farmhouse (Image: Nest Farmhouse)

Mr Crowe said: "We are thrilled for our move to Norfolk and to open within a working estate - with incredible produce and producers right on our doorstep.

"We have family in Norfolk and have always looked at it as a potential place to open a restaurant.

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Eastern Daily Press: A farmhouse sharer dishA farmhouse sharer dish (Image: Nest Farmhouse)

"We look forward to welcoming our guests in the best way we know - with considered food and wine in an idyllic setting."

Nest Farmhouse will be housed in a restored cattle shed and it will blend modern and traditional design elements. 

It will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows and an open kitchen, with Mr Wasserman curating the drinks menu, including wines, cocktails and locally-brewed beers.

Eastern Daily Press: A scallop and parsley dishA scallop and parsley dish (Image: Nest Farmhouse)

A short stroll from the restaurant leads to a reeded pond, where guests will be able to enjoy waterside drinks during the summer months.

The head chef is Grant Cotton, who has worked at their London restaurants and has moved back to Norfolk, where he is from, for this opportunity. 

Mr Crowe added: "There are loads of great places to eat in Norfolk but this will be something a bit different and it will be heavily focused around the farm-to-table movement."