Grab and go from the 12:51 counter in The Dining Room or
Book into their Friday Food & Wine Pairing.
“I am very excited to be joining Wilderness this year as it’s one of the best festivals in terms of food and we can’t wait to be joining a crew of such good chefs and restaurants. I think it’s always good for a chef to push themselves out of their comfort zone and do something out of the box, that’s why we want to take 12:51 on the road and showcase our food to a wider audience.” James Cochran
Picked White Devon Crab and Brown Crab Tartlet
Pork and Eel Sausage, Eel Gravy, Grated Hens Egg, Crispy Shallots, Sourdough
Buttermilk Jerk Chicken, Corn Nuts, Scotch Bonnet Jam, Coriander
Crispy Cauliflower, Mint Yoghurt, Peanuts, Pickled Chilli, Mint Cress
Blue Cheese Foam, Cos Lettuce, Crispy Shallots
(menu subject to change)
Brought up in the popular seaside town of Whitstable, James started eating seafood from when he was a young boy. His love of food was passed on from his West Indian mother, who added Caribbean flare to English favourites, and his Scottish father, who introduced him to the best of his heritage’s cuisine. James honed his talents in the kitchens of the prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms, where he established his own refined, yet experimental, cooking style. He later went on to run the kitchen at James Cochran EC3 before moving on to open his new project 12:51 on Islington’s Upper Street, where Kentish produce from his hometown takes centre stage. James also took part in the BBC’s much-loved Great British Menu, winning the first ever ‘Champion of Champions’ title in the 2018 series.