Welcome to Stu Deeley at Laghi’s


We’re delighted to announce the exciting appointment of Executive Chef Stuart Deeley. With his innovative approach to flavour, commitment to seasonal ingredients, and expertise in cooking over smoke and is set to lead Laghi’s into a new era.


Current Chef Director of Smoke- Hampton Manor and former head chef at The Wilderness, Stu emerged into the public eye upon winning the prestigious BBC Two’s Masterchef The Professionals in 2019 in which Marcus Wareing described his food as “daring”, and Monica Galetti called Deeley “the complete package”. His victory showcased not only his culinary skills but also his ability to create exceptional dishes under pressure. His background includes training at respected culinary institutions such as Halesowen College and working with renowned chefs, contributing to his well-rounded expertise in the kitchen.


After working behind the scenes with the newly appointed Head Chef Patrick Hukins (previous Sous Chef of Smoke – Hampton Manor) to the kitchen team, brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to Laghi’s. The new focus on flavour-driven small plates and showcasing seasonal ingredients align perfectly with the restaurant’s continued values and commitment for a personalised casual dining experience.


In addition to the revamped menu, we’ve been busy curating an entirely new wine list featuring wines sourced from Birmingham-based Wine Freedom. This partnership introduces patrons to smaller production vineyards, showcasing natural, organic, and bio-dynamic wines from winemakers dedicated to working in harmony with nature. The wine selection promises to elevate the overall dining experience, offering a perfect complement to the new dishes.


Working alongside the new drinks list also welcomes a collaboration with the team at Passing Fancies (recently awarded number 3 in the Top 50 Cocktail Bars) who will become a prominent feature on our frequently changing cocktail list. The partnership brings an exciting blend of creativity and mixology expertise of immense technique and hours of hard-work that Matt, Eve and the Passing Team put into perfecting each drink making a perfect aperitif or post-dinner drink.

tuesday / wednesday / thursday – dinner service from 5pm – close
friday / saturday – lunch and dinner service from 12pm – close
sunday / monday – closed