Kevin Love, the former head chef at Heston Blumenthal’s The Hinds Head, is working with Noble Inns across its five-strong gastropub estate, MCA understands.

Love has been consulting since he left the Hinds Head at the end of 2015, including a period advising Lidl.

He is now overseeing the kitchens across the Noble estate.

The group, which previously partnered with Temper founder, Neil Rankin, recently re-launched its Bad Egg all-day brunch concept at its Moorgate site.

The group has been headed up by co-founder Scott Hunter for the past year, following the departure of former managing director Simon Holroyd.