This autumn see’s us extending a very warm welcome to our new management couple and head chef John & Jean Brandon. They joined us at the beginning of October and have certainly hit the ground running, with the introduction of a tasty new menu.
A very experienced couple, Jean has enjoyed a wealth of experience in management positions at various hotels until joining John in pub and restaurant management for the last 6 years. John has 30 years of chef experience, starting his career at The Savoy Hotel, London. John then went on to work France, Switzerland and Tuscany and then returned back to the UK to work at several fine dining restaurants across London.
John has a fine sense of seasonality, and introduces notes of freshness to dishes that have become clichéd through over popularity. His judgment is acute, and he pays as much attention to textural contrasts as he does to flavour and appearance on the plate. However, everything he does is guided by an innate good taste that shines through all his dishes. For John, taste always comes first. You won’t find silly or inappropriate flavours introduced merely for the sake of novelty. He is imaginative, but all his work is shaped by a classic culinary education. He respects tradition, yet his dishes have the originality that stems from a sense of constant discovery.
With the nights drawing in, our great value Prix Fixe menu is available lunchtimes and 5pm – 6pm Mon -Sat:
1 course – £6.95
2 courses – £9.95
Great if you if you’re looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat but looking to go easy on the pocket!
At the end of a hard week what better way to start the weekend on a Friday night than with one of our locally sourced succulent steaks and to top it off get 10% discount off all items from our Steak Night menu.
If you saw our last newsletter, you’ll know that we have released our Christmas menu. Key dates for Christmas Parties and Christmas Day are sure to fill up fast so don’t leave it too late and reserve your table soon!
Remember, it doesn’t matter how cold it gets outside, there’s always a warm welcome at the Orchard!.. so please use the form below to book your table today.