Jackson Boxer

SEASON 3, EPISODE 6

In this episode, Justine interviews Chef Jackson Boxer as he shares about

Jackson’s first work in kitchens was as a kitchen porter for Margot Henderson at the age of 16. The experience was formative, and Jackson continued to pursue cooking jobs as he completed school and then a degree in English at Cambridge. 

After graduating, Jackson joined the opening team at 32 Great Queen Street, gaining experience on the floor, then in the bar and finally in the kitchen. In May 2010, Jackson and his brother Frank Boxer, together set up Brunswick House in Vauxhall, which was initially intended as a six-month pop-up with a 10-seat counter snack bar and a café atmosphere. Over the last ten years, Jackson and Frank have slowly grown it into a dining room, bar, terrace, three private dining rooms and the cellars – a nascent speakeasy and dance dungeon. 

In March 2019, Jackson opened Orasay in Notting Hill, inspired by the western isles of Scotland where he and Frank have spent summer holidays since childhood. Orasay won Best New Restaurant in the Square Meal Guide 2020, the Best Menu Catey Award in 2021 and was included in the National Restaurant Awards top 100 UK restaurants in 2022. 

In 2021 Jackson and Frank opened below Stone Nest, a bar and music venue in the basement of the Stone Nest arts and performance venue in the former Welsh Chapel on Shaftesbury Avenue. In summer 2023, Jackson joined Cowley Manor, the Experimental Group’s first UK project outside of London, as chef consultant for the Cotswolds hotel. In September 2023, Jackson opened Jackson Boxer at the Corner restaurant on the second floor of Selfridges, Oxford Street. Later this year, Jackson and the Experimental Group will launch their second project together, Henri, a Parisian-inspired bistro on the ground floor of Covent Garden’s The Henrietta Hotel. 

Jackson now splits his time between the kitchens of Brunswick House and Orasay where he is chef proprietor, Cowley Manor, Jackson Boxer at The Corner and is busy working towards the launch of Henri at The Henrietta Hotel. He occasionally puts pen to paper for various publications.

Website: www.brunswickhouse.london

Instagram: @jackson_boxer @brunswick_house

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