Aug 16 2014

The Elephant (brasserie)

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The Elephant is a two storey restaurant in Torquay, Devon. There is a more informal brasserie on the ground floor and the 1 Michelin star restaurant on the first floor. My boyfriend had booked a table in the informal brasserie, but when we got there we did really want to try their Michelin restaurant but unfortunately as it was a Saturday and as it is one of the most popular restaurants in Torquay we could not get a table there and so had dinner in the brasserie. We did not mind though as the food was amazing. The Elephant is owned by the award winning chef Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy. Simon is a hands on chef and works in the kitchen, so rare to see these days with celebrity chefs. They aim to source all their ingredients locally, mainly from their 69 acre farm in Brixham, south... Continue reading
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Aug 15 2014

Fera

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Fera is the new restaurant in Claridges (where Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant used to be before it shut down). It is owned by Simon Rogan who is sometimes there but spends most of his time in his flagship restaurant L’Enclume which has 2 Michelin starts and is located in Cumbria, Fera means ‘wild’ in Latin and Simon and his team try to “create dishes that reflect a deep connection to the elements” and Simon apparently brings quite a few elements from his farm to Fera. The interior at Fera is beautiful – it is much nicer than the interior that used to be at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant. British designer, Guy Oliver, created it, and the restaurant features beautiful flowers and a nice tree in the middle, it is very beautiful. Three dishes from the a la carte menu cost £85 and 12 dishes from the... Continue reading
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4.50
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