Jonathan is a San Francisco trained chef, but lived in the UK for more than 20 years. Chef Jonathan is mentored by one of the most distinguished chefs in the world, Master Chef Keith Luce. Together, they bring exciting new menus to Stafford that often fuses American and British Cuisine focusing on local ingredients and clean eating in a modern way and unique twists.

Chef Jonathan is regularly featured on BBC Radio, diligently working on getting on Michelin’s map and finishing his first cookbook, “Americana: Food of the Gods”, Chef Jonathan is starting to make his mark on the culinary world!

“You are a rock star”…”you are a scientist”…”oh my god, I want to take you home!”

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The Restaurant

The Bank House Restaurant by Chef Jonathan is authentic Californian with an artistic, rustic and causal menu delivering on affordable gourmet dishes that are understood. As a solo chef, Jonathan affords to use the finest ingredients and highly advanced cooking techniques to push culinary boundaries. As a result, we are a small niche destination restaurant catering to those that know food.

Chef Jonathan is a San Franciscan chef, a food academic from the University of California and personally mentored by one of the best American chefs! Master Chef Luce, who actually was awarded the best destination restaurant in the world by National Geographic, a James Beard recipient and President Clinton’s chef at the White House.  As a result, the Bank House Restaurant has an exceptional culinary team that knows how to craft quirky American dishes on this side of the pond.

The Lounge Menu is design for lunch and eating and drinking.

  • Red Door Burger with 42 day Highland beef with American cheese on sourdough

  • Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Wrap with apple slaw and cheddar cheese

  • Staffordshire Oatcakes with pastrami, bacon and cheddar cheese

  • Fitness Salad with quinoa, avocado, smoked beetroot and carrots and pickled sultans

The Bank House Weekend Dinner Menu

Chef Jonathan applies American cooking techniques including smoking and sous vide to amazing British ingredients resulting in understood dishes with a new twist that delivers serious wow factor. Jonathan’s evening menu is consistently changing in his quest for amazing ingredients. The menu focuses on quality with normally three selected dishes: meat, fish and veggie option.

Example Menu

  • Roasted 42 day Aged Highland Beef

  • New York Style Scottish Salmon

  • Summer Veggie Pot Pies

In addition to the evening menu, the Lounge Menu is available.

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Authentic Californian Cuisine

Chef Jonathan’s home, training grounds and inspiration

Chef Jonathan’s home, training grounds and inspiration

As a typical San Franciscan restaurant, it is relaxing and community focused to give people a chance to rest, socialize and get nourished.  

The Bank House Restaurant is well suited for

  • Romantic dinners

  • Catching up with friends

  • Meeting with colleagues over lunch

  • Working from “home”

  • Coffee and cake.   

  • Cocktails and noshes

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01785 308061




Bank House Restaurant by Chef Jonathan

Bank House, Salter Street
Stafford Town Centre
ST16 2JU

Kitchen Hours

M-T Closed
W 11:30a–3p & 5:30p - 8p

Th 11:30a–3p & 5:30p - 8p

F 11:30a–3p & 5:30p - 8p

S 11:30a–3p & 5:30p - 8p
Su 12p - 7p

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We welcome well behaved dogs!

We welcome well behaved dogs!