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Meet some of the UK’s best cooks

All around the country, passionate chefs are busy using the finest British ingredients to create exciting dishes. Watch our videos to meet some of the chefs and to find out what inspires them. But be warned, you’ll work up quite an appetite!

Frances Atkins

The Yorke Arms
Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale
Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire
HG3 5RL

 

When Frances Atkins looks at the verdant Yorkshire countryside, she sees food for her elegant dishes everywhere. Our video has her gathering free greens for her Michelin-starred dinner table – watch how she incorporates them into her cooking.

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Simon Hulstone

The Elephant Restaurant
3-4 Beacon Terrace
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 2BH

 

At The Elephant Restaurant in Cornwall, Simon Hulstone takes local ingredients and infuses them with what he calls ‘a little bit of magic’. In our short, the magic comes from some blossoms and lovage.

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Shaun Rankin

Bohemia
Green Street
St. Helier
Jersey
JE2 4UH



Shaun Rankin has the island of Jersey as his pantry, as customers at his restaurant Bohemia know. Here, he tells us how amateurs can use Britain’s amazing produce to make simple and rewarding dishes at home.

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Pascal Aussignac

Club Gascon
57-59 West Smithfield
London
EC1A 9DS


 
Hailing from Gascony in southwest France, a paradise of foie gras, pork, duck and wine, Pascal Aussignac is very much his own chef. In our video, he discusses how his own sense of aesthetics has shaped his London flagship, Club Gascon.

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Agnar Sverrisson

Texture
34 Portman Street
London
W1H 7BY


 
An Icelandic chef who’s worked in famous London kitchens, Agnar Sverrisson’s cuisine incorporates influences from the continent but also from back home in Iceland. In our video, the chef reveals what excites him about cooking - and what staple ingredients he avoids at his restaurant Texture.

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Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley
Wilton Place
Knightsbridge
London
SW1X 7RL


 
Marcus Wareing has an undeniable presence in the London food scene. In this short, Chef Wareing discusses what inspires him – from childhood treats to his colleagues – when he cooks at the Gilbert Scott and the Berkeley, his acclaimed London eateries.

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Martin Wishart

Restaurant Martin Wishart
54 The Shore
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6RA


 
Martin Wishart describes his cooking at one of Scotland’s most heralded restaurants as French with a modern twist. Here, Chef Wishart details his creative process, carefully examines his delivery – and gets to know one of his fish!

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Nuno Mendes

Viajante
Patriot Square
Bethnal Green
London
E2 9NF


 
Pinning the food at Nuno Mendes’s restaurant Viajante to just one style is as tricky as the name (which means ‘traveller’) suggests. In this video, he describes the culinary voyage he wants his guests to embark upon.

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James Sommerin

The Crown at Whitebrook
Whitebrook
Monmouthshire
NP25 4TX


 
In this film, James Sommerin tells us how he uses the natural splendour of the Wye Valley to wow the guests at his restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook. Find out about some of the foraged ingredients that make appearances in Sommerin’s dishes.

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Nathan Outlaw

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
St Enodoc Hotel
Rock
Cornwall
PL27 6LA


 
One of the tricks to great food is careful sourcing. Nathan Outlaw takes a slightly unusual approach, letting the day’s catch determine his menus. In this video, you can watch him work with some of the freshest seafood around.

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Tom Aikens

Tom Aikens Restaurant
43 Elystan Street
Chelsea
London
SW3 3NT


 
The wildly creative Tom Aikens uses complex techniques to highlight just a few key flavours. Our video has him turning carefully chosen British ingredients into exacting plates of food to surprise and delight his own staff. 

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Daniel Clifford

Midsummer House
Midsummer Common
Cambridge
CB4 1HA


 
In our short video, Midsummer House’s head chef Daniel Clifford discusses the philosophy behind his Michelin-starred compositions – their conception, their execution, and what he wants his diners to experience.

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