A Michelin star chef with more than 20 years of experience has brought a taste of ‘The Savoy’ to Richmond.

Forty-Four is both a restaurant and bar which opened less than six months ago and is a five-minute walk from East Sheen station at 44 Sheen Lane.

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Fine dining in East Sheen.

Its owner and chef , Leo Dumikola, previously worked as the Head Chef of Rock & Rose in Kew before taking the initiative to fuse Asian and European cuisines together so that they could meet in the heart of the Sheen community.

When asked about his reasoning behind choosing the location, Mr Dumikola replied: “I wanted to open a restaurant in Sheen as I really enjoy the locality and it used to be my home.

“I always dreamed of opening a restaurant in the area as the community was close to my heart, I wanted to share my passion for food with the locals.”

The all-day dining menu ranges from a monkfish and prawn curry, to the Forty- Four veggie burger, and gnocchi with wild mushrooms.

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Forty Four also serves a selection of cocktails.

Mr Dumikola’s previous experience also includes The Savoy Grill in The Strand, The Petersham Hotel and La Trompette in Chiswick.

There is also a mini bar and cocktail menu that boasts signature wines like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a cocktail menu that has signature flavours such as the Lychee Martini.

Both the food and drinks menus are priced between £3 to £23.

The restaurant's small but very effective team that help Mr Dumikola to prepare food are all signs that restaurant Forty-Four is well equipped to bring a taste of luxury and affordable fine dining to the area.

There is a selection of high-quality wines, beers, spirits and 44 restaurant infused recipes for cocktails.

The restaurant's objective is to leave a lasting impression on its customers as well as hosting and attracting customers with events such as ‘Forty Four’s First Christmas’ menu and its ‘come enjoy and relax at our bar’ vibe.

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Chef Dumikola prepares all food orders and works closely with a small team.

Chef Dumikola continued: “The ambience I am creating and want to create with the restaurant is excellent food with European modern food.

“People should visit us as we are different from most Sheen restaurants.

“We provide good quality fresh food with great customers and attention to detail. We create an impression and a lasting impact on every customer.”