The Ninth Story
The Ninth is a restaurant by London-based chef Jun Tanaka. Located on Charlotte Street in the heart of London's buzzy Fitzrovia neighbourhood, the contemporary, yet warm and inviting 90 seater restaurant offers up simple but refined French Mediterranean-style dishes, all made for sharing.
The a la carte menu – available at lunch and dinner – focuses on the finest seasonal produce and vibrant, honest flavours. Specialities include house-cured meats and fish, robust French classics with Jun's signature fresh twist, and lovingly thought-out vegetable dishes that are more than just 'sides'.
Jun Tanaka - Chef Owner
With over 20 years' experience working in London's top restaurants such as Le Gavroche, The Restaurant Marco Pierre White and The Square, where he was trained in classic French cuisine by Marco Pierre WHite, Phillip Howard and The Roux brothers, the US-born, UK-raised chef Jun Tanaka has become a household name in the restaurant industry as well as a recognised face on television.
Kevin Burke - Head Chef
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Kevin found his calling at an early age and he enrolled in the Dublin Institute of Technology studying Culinary Arts. After completing his educational training, he began his career by securing his first position at Venu Brasserie, working under Chef Dennis Massey. It was not long before Kevin’s talents were noticed and he was offered a position at the renowned Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud: Ireland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant. Under the guidance of head chefs Guillaume Lebrun and Kieran Glennon, Kevin developed a passion for French cooking and an appreciation of the importance of high quality produce.
In 2013, Kevin was given the opportunity to showcase his skills in Ireland’s Young Chef of The Year Competition, where he was awarded the title of first runner-up. A year later, his culinary journey took him to London, where he took on the position of sous chef at Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social. In search of a new and exciting challenge, Kevin joined Jun Tanaka’s team in 2016 as sous chef before being promoted to head chef in 2017.
Piotr Maruszczak - Restaurant Manager
Originally from Poland, Piotr began his career within the hospitality industry when he moved to London in 2006. He started his journey in Jumeirah Carlton Tower where he worked as Commis Waiter. In 2011 he joined Pearl where he worked with Jun Tanaka for the first time. He expanded his hospitality experience in Renaissance Hotel and Lutyens Restaurant. In 2015 Piotr joined the Ninth team as Assistant Manager and contributed towards successful opening. Piotr was promoted to the Manager role in April 2018.
"For great food, service, price and surroundings, Jun Tanaka’s latest venture – his ninth – ticks every box."
"The standout dish – the Eagle of the Ninth, as it were – was crispy red mullet with pickled carrot and shallot."