All tickets £12

Opening hours:

11am – 3pm Monday to Saturday – plus one hour prior to the performance.



First of its kind at the Kenton Theatre, as part of the Eat! Food Festival we are putting a kitchen on stage and letting Great British Menu and Awardwinning chefs loose with their pans! 

Live cooking on stage at The Kenton Theatre, what could possibly go wrong!

Two for the price of one, Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman are the faces behind the burners at the outstanding and award-winning Orwell’s Restaurant  in Binfield Heath. Both have appeared on the Great British Menu and have recently picked up the trophy of Restaurant of the Year at the Thames Valley Hospitality Awards.

Orwells has achieved 4 AA Rosettes, a listing in the Michelin Guide along with 3 Gold Stars in the Sustainable Restaurant Association for being a champion of sustainability, as well as other local awards

With dishes on their menu such as fried chicken with caviar extolled by the revered Richard Vines, Bloomberg’s chief food critic we are surely in for treat

A fantastic intimate and informal Saturday Kitchen style show, with Q&A’s and, who knows even a bit of audience participation if you’re brave enough!

You’d better bag your tickets to learn about all things local and all the wonderful food, drink and restaurants on your doorstep.

About Orwells

Orwells is located in the rural location of Binfield Heath, just 5 minutes from the town centre of Henley-on-Thames and is housed within an old 18th Century pub building. But far from a pub it is. It has a country atmosphere that boasts a contemporary feel.

The style of food reflects the personalities of the chefs, whilst the ethos is to be true to sustainability and the seasons, it has rural provenance with a modern approach.

They are recognised for their commitment to a sustainable approach for the future, and are also recognised by all major guides, picking up some prestigious awards along the way. Chefs Ryan Simpson & Liam Trotman previously achieved 2 AA Rosettes, and 1 Michelin Star at The Goose in 2010.  After leaving The Goose Ryan and Liam went on to open Orwells in May 2010.

Along with cooking Liam loves to garden and currently grows 75% of the restaurants fruit and vegetables from a small holding in Lower Shiplake and he has now added another string to his bow by becoming a fully-fledged beekeeper.

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Show Details

Tickets: £12

(includes £1 theatre restoration levy)

Running time:  75 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)