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robertthompsonyarmouthUPDATED: Island chef Robert Thompson is on the move again having left The George in Yarmouth this month, less than a year since taking up the post of Head Chef.

As previously reported by Island Echo, Thompson joined The George back in February of last year, however it has been confirmed that 11 months later he has left the business with a replacement already arranged.

The respected chef previously left The Hamborough in Ventnor back in 2013, with the establishment losing its Michelin star just months later. In November 2013 Mr Thompson began work with the now-owner of The George, Diane Thompson – of no relation.

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Speaking last year, Robert said in a statement:

“I’m honoured to be working on a new project at The George and to be able to continue my career on the Isle of Wight. There are exciting plans underway for both The George’s dining, and the hotel itself, which will be announced in more detail over the coming months.”

Robert Thompson shot to fame in 2006 when he became Britain’s youngest chef to win a Michelin Star at the age of 23.

Meanwhile chef Simon Ulph has also confirmed that he has left The George, although it is currently unclear the reason behind the sudden double departure.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY @ 12:40 – It has been confirmed this morning that Dan Inniss-Fitzhugh will take over as Head Chef from Robert Thompson in February.

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Chef Inniss-Fitzhugh trained under Raymond Blanc and most recently has been the Executive Head Chef at one of Sir Richard’s exclusive retreats.

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