The brainchild of Lee Newton, owner of Loughton-based award-winning media and events business, Media 10, Tom, Dick & Harry’s brings something fresh and exciting to Essex.
With a real passion for good food and fine wine, Lee travels extensively on businesses and has eaten his way around the world, from fine dining through to off-the-beaten-track gems that deliver quality food at a fantastic price, but rarely make it onto those ‘must-visit’ lists. Tom, Dick & Harry’s is an amalgamation of the things he has enjoyed the most on his trips, from the palest rosés sipped in Provence through to freshly caught lobster suppers in the Caribbean, sharing plates in Barcelona and grills in US steakhouses.
Open every day except Monday’s for brunch and lunch through to drinks and dinner in the evening, Tom, Dick and Harry’s offers a destination dining experience in the heart of Loughton. As well as the main dining room, there is a lounge area complete with baby grand piano, counter dining at the bar and an al fresco terrace for people-watching.
What’s In a Name?
Tom, Dick & Harry’s is named after the three escape tunnels in The Great Escape – a code the original founders of Media 10 used when leaving their corporate jobs to set up their Loughton agency 17 years ago. Plus, with a focus on impeccably sourced British ingredients, it made sense to use a very British idiom for the restaurant. Meaning either everyone, multiple persons, or persons of no note ‘not any old Tom Dick & Harry’, it dates back to the 19th century when Tom, Dick & Harry were very commonplace names with the earliest reference can be found in Shakespeare’s Henry IV!
So, whether our restaurant is for every Tom, Dick & Harry or not just any old Tom Dick & Harry, time will tell, but we think we’ve created something very special in the heart of our home town. So, whatever your name and whoever you are we hope to see you soon!
Head Chef at Tom, Dick & Harry’s
Our head chef Michael Carter joins Tom, Dick & Harry’s with a wealth of notable culinary credentials, from Michelin-starred restaurants through to some of London’s best-known eateries. He’s passionate about provenance using fresh, local produce and always on the look out for exciting new artisan suppliers and growers. Michael’s passion and talent is certainly reflected in Tom, Dick and Harry’s menu from his signature Nibbleinis – modern, moreish small plates – to the innovative dishes that come out of our charcoal oven. Leading and developing his team, the kitchen is dedicated to raising the culinary bar and making Tom, Dick & Harry’s one of the best restaurants in Essex.
Bar Manager At Tom, Dick & Harry's
Our bar manager, Gabriele Verri has worked in some of London’s top restaurants and bars and there’s not much he doesn’t know about mixing and muddling, stirring and shaking. Whatever your tipple, from a classic G+T through to one of our bespoke Tom, Dick or Harry creations, expect an expertly made craft cocktail from Gabriele. Creative, passionate about cocktails and totally guest orientated, next time you pop in, pull up a stool and have a chat – he’d be delighted to concoct something to your taste.
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