Jeremy Strode began his life in kitchens at the age of 14, washing dishes in a hotel near where he grew up in rural England. He completed his apprenticeship in five-star hotels in London and by age 24 was working for famed chef Michel Roux at his three-Michelin-star Waterside Inn at Bray in Berkshire.
He worked for Roger Verge at Le Moulin de Mougins in the south of France before returning to London to become second chef for the legendary chef Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire.
Jeremy moved to Melbourne in 1992 and quickly established a following wherever he cooked: the George Café in St Kilda, The Adelphi, Pomme and Langton’s. The opportunity to take the reins at MG Garage brought him and his wife Jane to Sydney in 2002. They opened Bistrode in a century-old heritage-listed butcher’s shop in Surry Hills in 2005. It received Best Bistro in the 2007 SMH Good Food Guide along with a chef’s hat in 2007, ’08, ’09 and ’10.
In September 2010, Jeremy Strode joined forces with Merivale Group to open the collaborative restaurant Bistrode CBD on level one of the Group’s Hotel CBD at 52 King Street.
Bistrode CBD’s cuisine is similar to Bistrode’s (which closed in 2012) modern British food however the Bistrode CBD menu is more extensive, giving Jeremy the chance to stretch his culinary legs.
Jeremy opened The Fish Shop in Potts Point in 2012. Jeremy’s love of fresh, simple cooking is reflected again at The Fish Shop where he focuses on bringing out the best in local quality produce.
As well as Bistrode CBD and The Fish Shop, Jeremy also resides over Hotel CBD’s downstairs bar menu, the kitchen for York 75 – Sydney’s premium sports bar on Hotel CBD’s level 2 – and cater for Hotel CBD functions.