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Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli and serial entrepreneur Dean Dunham have joined forces to create an exciting new modern dining experience

The result – Dunham Novelli Urban Bar Kitchen, - a cross between a relaxed restaurant, funky bar and cocktail/champagne lounge.

Their first venue opens its doors in Northampton on Friday 27th February and will be attended by a host of celebrity friends and fans.

Said Novelli: “I am delighted with our new bar/restaurant concept. It caters for a much wider audience than my previous ventures and I am sure will be very successful.”

Added Dunham; “Whether you want a business lunch, an intimate and romantic meal with your partner or a good night out in a vibe atmosphere, Dunham Novelli Urban Bar Kitchen will be the hottest restaurant bar in town ”

People’s tastes are changing and Dunham Novelli Urban Bar Kitchen reflects their need for an innovative concept in relaxed dining.

Following the launch of their Northampton Bridge Street venue, Novelli and Dunham’s next step will be rolling the concept out on busy high streets across the UK”.

TV stars Novelli and Dunham have an extraordinary passion for what they do. Novelli is regarded as the nation’s favorite French chef and Dunham is one of UK’s most successful young entrepreneurs.

A camera crew will be following Dunham and Novelli for the next 8 months, capturing the creation of Dunham Novelli in a ‘fly on the wall’ style documentary. The show, to be called A Mad Frog and an Englishman” will be aired on prime-time television later this year.


PRESS: For further information on Dunham Novelli contact Julia or Sue of Touchstone Media on 08708 747777. Photographs available.


Jean Christophe Novelli is a Michelin and 5AA Rosette award winning French chef, whose attributes include AA Chef’s Chef of the Year, European Chef of the Year finalist representing Great Britain and the prestigious Egon Ronay Dessert of the Year. He won Restaurant of the Year on numerous occasions and many other awards for culinary excellence. His Novelli Academy Cookery School, where he personally teaches or appears at many of the courses, is ranked as one of the top in the world.

The nation's favourite French chef, he is also described as making

women swoon with the flick of his whisk. He was voted “The worlds Sexiest Chef” by the New York Times and was voted in the Sky viewers “Top 50 beautiful Men” poll. He has recently had a baby son, Jean, with his fiancée Michelle Kennedy.

Dean Dunham is a 32-year-old serial entrepreneur and self made multi-millionaire. He is also the CEO of the Dunham Group, which operates a major regional law firm, a group of children’s day nurseries, a sun range manufacturer, a business brokerage, an online property auction and a media business. More information on the Dunham Group can be seen on

Dean and his wife Joanne have 3 children.

More information about the new Dunham Novelli brand can be seen on

For further information on Dunham Novelli contact Julia or Sue of Touchstone Media on 08708 747777

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