The luxury hotel and restaurant's annual gastro-fest returns with a galaxy of star chefs

Northcote have announced the line-up for their annual Obsession event. Created by the hotel's founders Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft in 2001, Obsession continues to be a celebration of the best talent in the culinary world. The yearly announcement always has savvy foodies chomping at the bit.

Tickets cost from £150 per person including Louis Roederer Champagne and canapé reception, five-course menu and coffee and petit fours

This year’s schedule is unlikely to disappoint existing fans and may win over some new converts as they welcome household names like Rick Stein, Brian Turner, Ken Hom and James Martin.

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James Martin will be cooking on February 8th
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Ken Hom woks up on February 7th

The award-winning restaurant at luxury hotel Northcote has held a Michelin star for 22 consecutive years. In keeping with their stellar reputation, they have invited guest chefs from top restaurants all over the world with a total of 24 Michelin stars between them. 

Some chefs will be teaming up in twos and threes this year, to cook together and provide a unique menu for diners. 

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Angela Hartnett teams up with Neil Borthwick on January 30th
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Rick Steun joins Brian Turner and Nigel Haworth for an event on February 5th

Well-known British chefs like Sat Bains from his eponymous two-star Nottingham restaurant and Angela Hartnett from the one-star Murano will participate along with Euro stars like Jacob Jan Boerma from the three-star Restaurant De Leest in the Netherlands and Dieter Koschina from Vila Joya in The Algarve. There will also be menus from new innovative UK chefs such as Tom Brown and Kirk Haworth.

The event kicks off with a special menu from Northcote’s executive chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen on January 24th. 

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Portugal's Dieter Koschina teams up with his fellow countryman Hans Neuner on January 26th
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Northcote's very own superchef Lisa Goodwin Allen opens proceedings on January 24th

Obsession takes place at Northcote and runs from from Friday 24th January to Sunday 9th February 2020. 

Tickets cost from £150 per person including Louis Roederer Champagne and canape reception, five-course menu and coffee and petit fours. A specially paired wine flight can be added with prices starting from £50 per person 

The Obsession 2020 ticket hotline opens on Sunday 13th October at 9am and the number to call is 0333 999 7762. 


Friday 24th January LISA GOODWIN-ALLEN Northcote, Langho, Lancashire (1*)

Saturday 25th January GARETH WARD Ynyshir, Wales UK (1*) TOM BROWN Cornerstone, Hackney, London KIRK HAWORTH Plates, London

Sunday 26th January DIETER KOSCHINA Vila Joya, The Algarve PORTUGAL (2*) HANS NEUNER Vila Vita, Porches PORTUGAL (2*)

Monday 27th January SAT BAINS Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham (2*) PAUL CUNNINGHAM Henne Kirkeby Kro, Henne DENMARK (2*)

Tuesday 28th January RICHARD CORRIGAN Corrigan’s Mayfair, London (1*)

Wednesday 29th January PHIL HOWARD Elystan Street, London (1*) BEN MARKS Perilla, London UK

Thursday 30th January ANGELA HARTNETT Murano, Mayfair, London (1*) NEIL BORTHWICK The French House, Soho, London

Friday 31st January PRATEEK SADHU Masque, Mumbai INDIA

Saturday 1st February MONICA GALETTI Mere, London

Sunday 2nd February JACOB JAN BOERMA Restaurant De Leest, Vaassen NETHERLANDS (3*)

Monday 3rd February JAMES KNAPPETT Kitchen Table, London UK (2*)

Tuesday 4th February CLAUDE BOSI Bibendum, London UK (2*)

Wednesday 5th February RICK STEIN The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, Cornwall UK BRIAN TURNER Consultant & TV celebrity chef, London UK NIGEL HAWORTH Northcote Obsession Chef Ambassador UK

Thursday 6th February STEPHEN MCLAUGHLIN Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles SCOTLAND (2*) - tribute to Andrew Fairlie

Friday 7th February KEN HOM MEE, Copa Cabana Palace, Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL (1*)

Saturday 8th February JAMES MARTIN Celebrity chef & TV Presenter UK

Sunday 9th February NIGEL HAWORTH Northcote Obsession Chef Ambassador UK