Emily Wilding Davison, who was affectionately nicknamed ‘Pem’ by her close family, was a prominent suffragette, well known for the incredible impact she made toward equal rights for women in the UK. What does a suffragette have to do with our restaurant? Dedication. Commitment. Passion. Care. All of these things Emily Davison embodied, and all of these things we take incredibly seriously when it comes to food. Every element of every dish we prepare has been carefully considered and selected before it reaches your plate.
We’re dedicated to the pursuit of depth of flavour and culinary excellence because we know the quality of a meal can make or break someone’s day. So in the interests of sunny days and brighter futures, we pay homage to Emily Wilding Davison – a woman who pushed boundaries in pursuit of what she believed in with everything she had.
As one of the Capital’s most celebrated and awarded young chefs, The Pem is where Chef Sally Abés impact on the London restaurant scene reaches new heights.
She was previously Head Chef at the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms and has been identified as ‘Chef to Watch’ in the National Restaurant Awards 2019. She was awarded Chef of the Year in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2020 and has been nominated for the GQ Chef of the Year award this year.
Her hand-picked senior team at The Pem includes the fresh talent of Michelin-trained Head Chef Laetizia Keating, and Emma Underwood, General Manager, whose reputation for making our guests feel special is unsurpassed.
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