Leith-born chef, Tony Singh, is a leading personality in the Scottish restaurant industry. As chef director of a string of award-wining restaurants in Edinburgh – including Tony’s Table, Roti and more recently Oloroso – Tony has pushed the boundaries of culinary innovation for over 16 years. Always open to new ideas, his approach to food is to ‘keep it real and fun’.
After formal training at Telford College, his distinctive style soon developed, leading to positions with The Royal Yacht Britannia, The Balmoral Hotel, The Royal Scotsman Train and Skibo Castle.Today, Tony is known for his contemporary Scottish cooking, which combines his love of local produce with influences from his Sikh upbringing – both his Mum and Dad were great cooks! His menus feature all the very best seasonal ingredients, sourced right off his doorstep, with a spicy Indian/Asian twist. Awards for his culinary talents include: Drambuie Chefs Association Best New Restaurant of the Year; Scottish Chefs Award Scottish Chef of the Year; and SLTN Best Restaurant.
Throughout his career, Tony has been a huge advocate of staff development and training, and continues to strive for the best customer service in his restaurants and bars. This commitment led to him establishing an award scheme for excellence in service, in memory of his late business partner, James Sankey.
Tony has extensive broadcasting experience. He has made TV appearances on the Great British Menu, Market Kitchen, Saturday Kitchen, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities, Celebrity Eggheads and is a regular presenter on BBC’s The One Show. One half of The Incredible Spicemen and was part of the wonderful series A Cook Abroad for the BBC and is working on some new and exciting TV projects. Tony is also a member of The Academy of Culinary Arts.
His recent Pop Up - Tony Singh at The Apex Hotel Grassmarket in Edinburgh recently closed and he is working on new and exciting projects.
Tony runs his popular Supper Club out of his home and has a long waiting list of people wishing to experience the full Tony Singh experience.
Tony was honoured to receive an MBE in the New Years Honours 2017.
Married with four children, Tony lives in Edinburgh and still quotes his favourite meal as his Mum’s curry! He has two books out The Incredible Spicemen and Tasty.