SquareMeal Review of
Matt Worswick at the Latymer
A luxury hotel and spa on a grand scale, surrounded by 123 acres of Surrey parkland, foliage-clad Pennyhill Park is also home to the flagship Latymer Restaurant – a low-ceilinged and somewhat old-school dining room that provides the backdrop for fine wines and some thrillingly adventurous food. The kitchen is currently in the highly capable hands of Matt Worswick (one of Square Meal’s ‘rising UK stars’), who has made an immediate impact since his arrival and secured a Michelin star for his efforts. Diners are treated to a succession of exhilarating dishes, built around a choice of multi-course tasting menus in the modern idiom (available lunch and dinner). Typical offerings from the evening line-up might range from octopus with sesame, miso and coriander to lemon cream with buckwheat and sorrel, by way of highly eclectic offerings such as butter-poached pollack with puffed black rice and taramasalata or confit pork belly with fermented cabbage and BBQ apple sauce. Meals are fleshed out with snacks and mini-courses, while the prestigious Pennyhill Park wine cellar provides suitably classy refreshment.