Thames Valley – Restaurants
Members and visitors are encouraged to patronise these restaurants, you will be assured of a good welcome and great food. When you do so, please let the staff know that you are a member of the Chaîne, or if a visitor, that you found them through the Bailliage de Grande Bretagne website.
The professional members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs can now be located by using this map-based search engine.
Kinghams has recently been awarded `Restaurant of the Year’ in the Surrey Food & Drink Awards 2013.
The restaurant is situated in a stunning location in the heart of the Surrey Hills, in the picturesque village of Shere. Opened by Chef Proprietor Paul Baker in 1993 the restaurant dates from the 17th Century and features a wealth of character and charm. Paul trained at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London and Ealing College, gaining considerable experience in London restaurants such as Sheekeys Fish Restaurant in St Martins Lane and Stocks Club in the Kings Road.
Kinghams offers a high standard of contemporary English cooking with personal service, thanks to a dedicated team in the kitchen and front of house. Using only the freshest local produce, attention to detail and interesting fine wines have proved a successful formula and Kinghams Restaurant features in all major restaurant guides.
Paul ensures the best quality seafood for the daily fish specials and many customers comment on the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. On summer evenings, why not dine outside in the pretty garden and heated gazebo. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Surrey countryside with its panoramic views, Kinghams is also an ideal setting for wedding receptions and parties in the restaurant that comfortably seats up to 50 guests.
Introducing Paul Baker – Maitre Rotisseur
Paul Baker trained at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London and Ealing College, gaining considerable experience in London restaurants such as Sheekeys Fish Restaurant in St Martins Lane, and Stocks Club in the Kings Road. He started Kinghams 25 years ago, and prides himself on offering a high standard of contemporary English cooking with personal service, thanks to a dedicated team in the kitchen and front of house. As members of the Chaine des Rotisseurs we have had many memorable functions with Paul at Kinghams.
Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
The modern French menu at the two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons has been described as ‘a twist of imaginative genius’ and the cuisine is undoubtedly the focus of every guest’s visit. Gary Jones, a Blanc protégé and Michelin-starred chef himself, rejoined forces with Raymond as Executive Head Chef in August 1999.
The two-acre kitchen garden produces 90 types of vegetable and over 70 varieties of herb, which are used in Le Manoir’s kitchen. Monsieur Blanc has been a champion of the organic movement for the last 20 years.
Introducing -Raymond Blanc OBE – Maitre Restaurateur
Raymond is a renowned chef who has trained many other top chefs including Sat Bains, John Burton-Race, Heston Blumenthal, and Marco Pierre-White. His passion for cooking started whilst he was young and he opened his first restaurant in 1977 in Oxford. The rest, as they say, is history and he is now one of the best known chefs globally. He is a keen supporter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs and Thames Valley Bailliage have regular functions there. Definitely a must for a gourmet experience.
Le Raj Restaurant
When you visit Le Raj, you are immediately aware that this is a restaurant that dares to be different. Quality is the paramount consideration. Top quality food, professional service, and a top quality-dining ambience combine to make Le Raj an unforgettable experience.
Introducing - Enam Ali –MBE Maitre Restaurateur
In 2005 he founded The British Curry Awards to recognize excellence in the UK curry industry and raise awareness of top British curry restaurants. He opened Le Raj and in 2012 was selected as one of the official food suppliers of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, supplying Bangladeshi halal curry and iftar during Ramadan during the 17 days of the Olympics. He has since launched Le Raj Academy, a catering academy in partnership with North East Surrey College of Technology [NESCOT]
Macdonald Randolph Hotel Oxford
Oxford’s leading hotel - The AA Five star Macdonald Randolph - is situated in the heart of the city opposite the world famous Ashmolean Museum. Built in 1864 and recently refurbished, the hotel offers each guest the highest level of comfort and service in a traditional and welcoming environment. The location makes the Macdonald Randolph Hotel an ideal base for exploring the historic sights of Oxford or the thriving shopping centre just two minutes walk away.
Pennyhill Park Hotel
Award-winning & Michelin Starred Restaurants in Surrey
With two award-winning restaurants - fine dining at The Latymer and the vibrant Brasserie - Pennyhill Park is the ultimate British five-star food destination.
Introducing the Chefs
David Atkinson – Executive Chef Pennyhill Park David’s enthusiasm for cooking started when he was very young, and during his career he has worked in many countries at prestigious hotels and luxury 5 star establishments. In 1996, he moved back to London and worked at Hilton London Kensington as Executive Chef. After 12 years in the role, he took his first role within Penny hill Park, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa, as Head Chef Conference and Banqueting in April 2014. He then progressed to Executive Head Chef. His aim is to work with the many talented chefs in his brigade to develop the hotel to its full potential. As mentoring is a passion of his, he has been involved in Exclusive Hotels Chefs Academy programme, which aims to develop ambitious students, determined to succeed in their culinary careers. David will be working with the Chaine de Rotisseurs, and participating with the toque d`or .
Matt Worswick – Head Chef, The Latymer Matt hails from Liverpool and took over the helm in 2016 from Michael Wignall, 2 Michelin star chef, and has more than achieved success at Pennyhill Park. He won a Michelin star a year after arriving at The Latymer. He has worked with some top chefs and draws on influences from his youth – flavours being the top essential.
Penny Hill Park Hotel & Spa London Road
The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down
Trainees at The Clink Restaurant work a 40-hour week whilst training towards gaining nationally recognised NVQ qualifications before returning to their cells in the evening. Dining at The Clink Restaurant is a memorable experience where the service is second to none and the food served offers a contemporary twist on traditional British dishes. The menus are creatively designed around the changing seasons, under the expert eye of chef Alberto Crisci, director of operations and founder. Wherever possible, we use fresh organic produce from the Bromley Gardens, which is located inside the prison walls, and is maintained and harvested by prisoners who are training to gain qualifications in horticulture. The Clink Restaurant seats up to 92 people and is also available for exclusive hire. There is an additional private room for smaller events of up to 20 people upstairs, providing the perfect place for meetings, events and private dining.
Family owned and run, The Dysart Petersham is driven by a guiding family view, firmly rooted in the shared values of the lead team of manager, Barny Taylor, and Head Chef, Kenneth Culhane: passion for food and wine, commitment to quality ingredients, responsible sourcing, belief in the value of tradition and the role of food, wine and welcome in conviviality. Both are constantly inspired by our surroundings in this country village half an hour from Mayfair and the always beautiful changes it sees through the seasons. It is engrained in both to appreciate and reflect in their decisions: the increasing need, understood so naturally in earlier years more closely connected with nature, for ethical treatment and welfare of animals, thoughtful and natural cultivation of plants, and the wise, thoughtful use of resources the value of old varieties and breeds and the richness that wild herbs, flowers and plants add to our lives
Kenneth Culhane’s cooking is a beacon in south-west London, his modern approach underpinned by a classical theme and driven by an awareness of the seasons and a grasp of flavour combinations that work. Good Food Guide 2019 We’re celebrating a young Irish chef at the top of his game. We’re celebrating the exquisite dishes from his vegetarian menu. We’re celebrating a beautiful restaurant in a fairy-tale location. The Londonist a wonderful evening, the wines were excellent, the food matched them perfectly International Food and Wine Society [IWFS] One of the 46 Best of Britain from Skye to Kent and Cornwall Tatler