The Trencherman’s is a guide to the top restaurant in the South West. Their annual guide is now in it’s 22nd edition and through its long history the guide has continued to develop its reputation. There’s not a chef in the South West who isn’t happy to be invited into the guide upon meeting the strict quality criteria. Currently Zacry’s, The Beach Hut and The Living Space are all included in the guide.
The award ceremony gala dinner will be a five course tasting menu showcasing some of the best Trencherman’s chefs. To mark the inaugural event there will be a Michelin starred line up hosted by our very own Neil Haydock, executive chef of Watergate Bay Hotel. The other chefs include Anton Piotrowski from The Treby Arms near Plympton, Mark Dodson from The Mason’s Arms, South Moulton, Louise McCrimmon, Harvey Nichols 2nd Floor in Bristol and Chris Cleghon from The Olive Tree at The Queensberry, Bath. Matching wines will be supplied by Bibendum Wines.
What the chefs are actually cooking will be kept secret until the evening;
Canapes – Louise McCrimmon
Starter – Chris Cleghorn
Fish course – Michelin Star Mark Dodson
Main – Neil Haydock
Dessert – Michelin Star Anton Piotrowski
Petit Fours – Neil Haydock
The awards ceremony will follow the five course menu and we wish all those nominated the best of luck with their category.
The nominations are…
The Fox at Boughton Gifford, The Treby Arms, Ben’s Cornish Kitchen
Rob Allcock, Michael Caines, Sam Moody
Front of House
Soar Mill Cove, Mason’s Arms, Quies Restaurant at Treglos Hotel
Dine & Stay Experience
The Swan, Bampton, St Moritz, Talland Bay Hotel
Creativity & Innovation
Wild Garlic, Nailsworth, Menu Gordon Jones, Paul Ainsworth No 6.