Guest Review: Lyndy Redding

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Mayfair & St James’s

The menu has lots of unusual & funky combinations. The best treat is the chef’s table, where I end up just watching the kitchen & hardly talking to my friends!

Petersham Nurseries Cafe

South-West london

This is like an oasis away from the main bustle of London, sitting in the nursery surrounded by beautiful plants. The food is so fresh, straight from the kitchen garden. It’s all about fabulous produce cooked & served perfectly.

The Star Inn at Harome

North Yorkshire

Harome, Near Helmsley, North Yorks, YO62 5JE; 01439 770397 

This is near my hometown of Scarborough & owned by an old friend, Andrew Pern. The menu uses local products: there is fish from Whitby, Helmsley pork & fresh herbs from the garden. I love going here as it has the warmth of a country pub, with a Michelin star.

Lyndy Redding trained as a chef & in 1997 helped to found Absolute Taste, which is now one of London’s leading catering & events companies, working on high-profile events such as Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday dinner. In partnership with Gordon Ramsay she owns the Tante Marie School of Cookery in Surrey.