Canadian chef, Gary, started out his career over 12 years ago in the kitchens of The Dorchester Hotel in London. After a year, he moved back to his home country for a while, working as a Sous Chef in one of the Top 10 hotels in North America. He later chose to move back to the UK and settled in Bristol, working at a variety of British and European restaurants, including at the Thornbury Castle, Guyers House Hotel and Combe Grove Manor Hotel.
When he’s not cooking, he loves playing and coaching American football!
Black Pudding, Crumbled Egg, Crackling Asparagus Salad and Spicy Tomato Chutney
Roast Ilse Orkney Scallops, Cauliflower Puree, Almond Pesto, Roasting Juices, Thyme Oil
Brittany Artichokes, Languedoc Valley Sheep’s Curd, Summer Truffle, Shoots, Flowers
Vichyssoise, Salt Baked Celeriac, Wood Pigeon, Cape Ketchup, Ash
Yorkshire Grouse Breast, Coustillant of Leg, Summer Turnips, Elderberries, Smoked Bacon
Charred Fillet of Cod, Purple Broccoli, ‘Baked’ Potatoes, White Kohlrabi, Smoked Anchovy, Red Wine Emulsion
Roasted Kuri Squash, Crispy Skin, Black Trumpets, Spring Onion and Nasturtium
grilled Plaice Fillet in Brown Butter, Aubergine, Shrimps, Violet Potatoes
Slow Cooked Chocolate Fondant, Banana Crisp, Peanut Butter Mouse, Milk Foam
Damson Soufflé, Wild Bay Leaf Ice Cream
Black Saison Beer Ice Cream, Marinated Cherries, Blackberries, Fennel Crisp
Sheep’s Yoghurt Sorbet, Roasted White Peach, Buttermilk Crumbs, Sorrel
This was a first time experience for us, as a surprise for my husband’s birthday and, I have to say, it went down a treat! We had an open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge so it could have been awkward, but Chef Gary maintained just the right balance. Dessert was truly delicious, with a special ‘Happy Birthday’ message on my husband’s plate – a lovely touch.
A great day with Chef Gary and waitress Helen Superseded our expectations. The food was top notch and the service was excellent and would recommend them to anyone as they had everything in hand and did not need me to help or show them a thing in my kitchen. Truly great professionals, very pleasant and made you feel at ease knowing that you can sit with your guests and know everything was in hand. Thank you once again.
Chef Gary and his waitress were amazing. His food and their service brilliant – everybody thoroughly enjoyed the food and their company.