Opening date confirmed for highly anticipated ‘Gorse’ restaurant in Pontcannna

Following the resounding success of his pop-up ventures across Cardiff, Chef Tom Waters has announced the opening date for his first permanent restaurant; Gorse is set to open on Kings Road in Pontcanna on May 28th, 2024.

Having earned his stripes in prestigious London kitchens, including stints at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, The Square and Bonhams, Tom Waters returned to his Welsh roots with his pop-up concept, Gorse.

From intimate gatherings at Ground Bakery to enchanting evenings at Insole Court, Tom captivated diners with his flavour-centric, ‘Modern Welsh’ menus which utilise Tom’s close relationships with local growers, fishers and farmers.

The transition from pop-up sensation to permanent fixture marks a significant milestone for Gorse. Following a full refurbishment, the former coffee shop is being transformed into an intimate dining room and open plan kitchen which can cater for up to 24 guests at a time.

Diners can expect the same dedication to micro-seasonality and local sourcing that has defined Tom’s culinary ethos to date, with multi-course tasting menus showcasing the best of Welsh produce.

Collaborating with local design agency Karna, Tom is aiming to create an ambiance that mirrors his ‘Modern Welsh’ style, incorporating sustainable and locally-sourced materials; follow @gorserestaurant on Instagram for updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the new restaurant as it takes shape over the next few weeks.

Bookings for Gorse restaurant are now open, with reservations available from May 28th, 2024.