In the Press

Chefs share what it’s really like to work in restaurants — and there’s plenty of drama.

“Sally Abé, who leads the chef team at The Pem, a modern British restaurant in Westminster, London, is also a big fan of the show, and found herself comparing the main characters to former colleagues while watching.

‘The storytelling and character development is great and, interestingly, I’ve worked with people very similar to all of the main characters throughout my career, so I can definitely relate.

‘And while it’s an accurate depiction of kitchen life in terms of the stress and pressure, I’m happy to say that my kitchen at The Pem isn’t like the one in The Bear,’ she adds.”


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Six Chefs Share Their Favourite Summer Suppers

“My go-to summer supper is a simple English garden summer salad. Salads don’t have to be boring, and this one is packed with asparagus, broad beans, peas and radishes. I like to top it with hazelnuts and crispy shallots to add texture, then finish it with soft-boiled quail eggs and a homemade take on a classic salad cream recipe. It’s perfect for the warm weather, and goes so well with a glass of very cold rosé champagne – and some sourdough that has been brushed heavily with garlic butter and toasted on the barbecue.


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Festive season at The Pem

‘Nestled amongst London’s greatest landmarks in the heart of Westminster, award-winning Sally Abé is back at it again with The Pem’s luxury Christmas and New Year menus, and they are not ones to miss. Using only the best of seasonal, British produce, the restaurant will be open on Christmas Day for lunch, and on New Year’s Eve for a celebratory dinner, with spectacular one-off set menus for each.’

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“You’re going to be blown away”: Sally Abé’s The Pem reopens this month

‘The Pem is set to reopen this month following a three-month refurbishment, with a promise of exceptional dining experiences.’

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The Pem is where Sally’s impact on the English capital’s upmarket restaurant scene has reached even greater heights.

As one of the UK’s most celebrated and awarded young chefs, Sally Abé’s impact on the London fine dining restaurant scene is perhaps unmatched. She was identified as ‘Chef to Watch’ in the National Restaurant Awards 2019 and was nominated for the GQ Chef of the Year 2021. Recently, Sally was included in CODE’s 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality 2022.

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The Pem, London: some of the best food in town

‘Dark, atmospheric, intimate, with red velvet booths, mirrors, dark wood and an extensive system of underground tunnels so that uniformed cast members can pop up out of nowhere and make your empty plate disappear without interrupting the magic…’

Tim Hayward

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

‘Set in the elegant surroundings of the Conrad London St. James Hotel, Pem is named after suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. Chef Sally Abé’s experience shines through in dishes that are British in inspiration, contemporary in style and accomplished in technique.’

United Kingdom

Sally Abé’s glamorous restaurant sees her elevate classic dishes in her own signature way

‘Nestled within the hyper-smart Conrad London St. James, the menu here is all about taking classic flavor combinations and then refining them to create sophisticated yet familiar dishes.’

Former The Harwood Arms chef Sally Abé is leading the new Westminster-based restaurant

‘The Pem is no shrinking violet. “For me, going out for dinner is about having fun,” says Abé. We couldn’t agree more.’

Winner of ‘One to Watch 2021’