02nd July 2012
Brudenell welcomes new Head Chef
The Brudenell Hotel is pleased to welcome their new Head Chef, James Barber.
Head Chef James Barber has been appointed to help to develop and lead the food offering.
Bishops Table Hotel, Holbrook House Hotel and the Runnymede Hotel made up parts of James’s early formative years as a chef. But it was the New Angel, Dartmouth for 7 years under John Burton Race from Chef to Partie to Head Chef maintaining the restaurants coveted Michelin star that grew his reputation.
James’ career includes roles with The Sanctum on the Green working again with John Burton Race in his consultancy capacity there: as well as a short time as head chef at Rockfish, Dartmouth launching the property with Mitch Tonks.
James has also been an active competitor as well, for two years running he was the Regional winner and a national Finalist in the Gordon Ramsay Scholarship as well as also being the Regional winner and a national finalist in the Roux Brothers Scholarship in 2004. He was twice a regional finalist in these two hard fought competitions before this success as well.
James brings with him a great knowledge and passion to deliver an excellent food offering at the hotel focussing on developed flavours that have over the years become second nature to his palate. The cuisine being served is British cooking with heavy coastal influences using quality local producers and seasonal produce. Exactly what you would expect of James’s background and ability coupled with the location of the seaside Brudenell Hotel. The menu highlights a large variety of fish dishes as well as meat courses influenced by the surrounding countryside and abundance of Suffolk produce. Amongst the many changes that are due in the coming months is the teams decision that the restaurant will be open all day everyday enabling visitors to Aldeburgh to always be able to experience the cuisine. The restaurant will continue to offer its eponymous relaxed and casual dining experience with the usual Brudenell charms and quality.