Heston Blumenthal’s iconic three Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck reopens on Saturday, August 15 on its 25th anniversary - five months after being forced to close by the Coronavirus.

The restaurant in Bray High Street was the legendary chef's first when it opened in 1995 and by 2005 had gained its third Michelin star and been voted the world’s best restaurant.

Its reopening will launch a year of silver anniversary celebrations during which guests will be able to reexperience some of the most iconic dishes launched there.

Heston said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be reopening The Fat Duck after so many months of closure, and even more thrilled that this reopening marks our 25th anniversary.

"The Fat Duck is my pride and joy; it has made me who I am today. It has allowed me to explore my curiosity, develop new techniques and concepts and understand more about the role of our senses, our imagination and ultimately our relationship with food.

"I am so honoured and humbled to be celebrating 25 years and I want to say a huge thank you to The Fat Duck’s phenomenal team - past and present - and to all the guests who have walked through our doors over the years."

Opening night on August 15 will include a symbolic menu including the famous Nitro Poached Green Tea and Lime Mousse palette cleanser, a reflection of Heston’s first culinary breakthrough using liquid nitrogen in the kitchen.