Celebrated North Yorkshire chef is declared bankrupt

Darlington and Stockton Times: BANKRUPT: Chef Eugene McCoy BANKRUPT: Chef Eugene McCoy

AN AWARD-winning chef who has run restaurants across North Yorkshire and North-East since 1976 has been declared bankrupt.

Eugene McCoy, 63, who used to own and run the famous Cleveland Tontine, filed for bankruptcy at Middlesbrough County Court.

Mr McCoy recenly relaunched The Crathorne Arms, near Yarm, and it is understood the bankruptcy relates to his time at the Tontine. The Crathorne Arms operation is unaffected by the action and is trading normally.

Mr McCoy, whose actress daughter Maimie is starring as Milady de Winter in The Musketeers, was unavailable for comment.

The restaurateur stepped down from running the Tontine restaurant, Osmotherley, near Northallerton, last summer, where he won a string of accolades including North East Restaurant of the Year and the Egon Ronay best restaurant award.

Other restaurants Mr McCoy has run include McCoys Brasserie, in Newcastle, and the Rooftop Restaurant at the Baltic, Gateshead.

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12:49pm Fri 7 Mar 14

OldBiddyFrom Barney says...

I did some waitressing for him years ago and all I can say is not only is Eugene McCoy a very talented chef he is a kind decent gentleman who was a pleasure to work for. He always made sure 'the lasses' got their tips and had a safe way of getting home after work and trust me that says a lot.

Canny fella
I did some waitressing for him years ago and all I can say is not only is Eugene McCoy a very talented chef he is a kind decent gentleman who was a pleasure to work for. He always made sure 'the lasses' got their tips and had a safe way of getting home after work and trust me that says a lot. Canny fella OldBiddyFrom Barney
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