Golden roast potatoes, billowing Yorkshire puds, a perfectly juicy joint... and lashings of gorgeous gravy. Sunday lunch? Our star foodie reckons... It's the most magnificent meal of the week... (and here’s where to get your fix):
No 27 - The Hardwick
Stephen Terry is one hell of a chef, having trained under Marco Pierre White, Michel Roux Jr and Alain Passard. So the cooking at The Hardwick is serious, but never swanky. On Sundays you can start with a Provençal fish soup, say, or haddock risotto cake, before moving on to a roast sirloin of Johnny Morris’s Herefordshire beef (cooked pink, of course), slow-roasted local pork shoulder or deep-fried Jerusalem artichoke with grilled purple sprouting broccoli, mayonnaise and Old Winchester cheese. Grown-up cooking in the most laid back of country pubs.
Stephen completed his first ever London Marathon in a time of 4 hours 47 minutes. Not bad for a beginner. Thanks for all your support. Oh, and it's not too late to add a donation, see the link below (although the site is really busy just now)
As many of you know, Stephen is celebrating a landmark birthday by taking on the challenge of his first London Marathon.
Stephen will be running for the Ty Hafan childrens hospice.
If you would like to support Stephen's London Marathon effort, then please consider adding to tha cause at Stephen's Virgin Money Giving page. It'll help no end when he hits that legendary 'wall'.
We're proud to announce that we were awarded the prize for ‘The Best Restaurant-with-Rooms‘ by The Good Hotel Guide 2017.
The judges found that ‘A contented buzz‘ fills this ‘sophisticated yet unpretentious‘ rural restaurant-with-rooms.
Which is great to hear as it's exactly what we aim to achive.
It was a pleasure to receive such recognition alongside other winners such as, Ael y Bryn, Pembrokeshire, The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe, Grayetye Manor, West Sussex plus others.
Hereford Indie Food is a community driven project celebrating the independent food scene, chefs, producers + makers in Herefordshire.
Starting with a food festival weekend on the 27th + 28th of August 2016 the two day event will consist of street food, music, chefs suppers, food talks, produce market + more...
Launching on Saturday 27th through to Sunday 28th August, Hereford Indie Food will takeover and transform the car park behind Burger Shop + The Bookshop on Aubrey Street. The result will be a bank holiday weekend hangout, celebrating the very best of Herefordshire's Independent Food + Drink Culture.
There will be Street Food Dining Areas, Craft Beer + Cocktail Bars, Sun Drenched Hangouts, DJ's and Live Music all day and night. Produce Markets, Food Talks, Chefs Suppers, and a Communal Sunday Brunch with knockout food full of interesting bits from Hereford's finest.
Tickets are available here: www.herefordindiefood.com/tickets/
After the NATO Dinner at Cardiff Castle Stephen and the team were interviewed on the Roy Noble Show on BBC Radio Wales. You can hear it here...
Organised by Restaurant Magazine and Sponsered by Estrella Damm
Stephen and Jo are delighted that the Hardwick has yet again been voted into the top 25 restaurants at the National Restaurant Awards. The Awards, now in their 7th year, recognise the top 100 places to eat in the UK, as voted for by a panel of over 150 chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics. The Hardwick, voted in 23rd place, continues to hold its own with London and other city establishments.
Stephen and Jo would also like to congratulate The Walnut Tree, voted best Restaurant in Wales and 14th place.
Back in the 1990's there was a ‘must do’ on the London scene and that was to get a table booked at Oliver Peyton's Coast, in Albemarle Street, Mayfair.
A veritable line up of culinary stars graced both front and back of house, including chefs Jason Atherton, Hywel Jones, Stephen Terry, Ben Tish and Mark Sargeant. While fashionability may change and times move on, class, as they say is Permanent.
Today each of the chefs run their own successful endeavours across the UK and beyond. After a small amount of goading, on the 4th of this coming July, they have decided to re-live those heady days right here at the Hardwick and each chef will create a ‘signature’ dish reminiscent of their Coast days to make a one off five course evening dinner like no other. There will be a number of special guests including Mr Coast himself - Oliver Peyton.
Miss this evening at your peril, at £125 per person we expect places to fill very, very quickly. Call to book now 01873 854220
Date: July 4th 2014 | Venue: The Hardwick, Abergavenny.
Wine on the evening will be a selection from Fine Wines Direct in Cardiff
Stephen hosted a six course gala dinner which took place on Friday evening to raise money for the charity Ty Hapus, which helps young sufferers with early onset dementia. Each chef cooked a course accompanied by wines provided by Nigel O'Sullivan of Fine Wines Direct.
The chefs included Josh Eggleton - Chef owner The Pony & Trap, Ben Tish - Executive Chef Salt Yard Group, Dominic Chapman - Head Chef The Royal Oak, Tom Kerridge - Chef Owner The Hand & Flowers, James Mackenzie - Chef Owner The Pipe and Glass and of course not forgetting Stephen!
The evening was a complete success and the money that has been raised from the event will no doubt go a long way to help with funding for the charity.
Stephen was delighted to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff Metropolitan University in their Summer Awards Ceremony 2013.
The conferment of Honorary Fellowships is an established part of Cardiff Metropolitan University Awards Ceremonies which allows the University to honour persons who have given outstanding and distinguished service relevant to the activities of Cardiff Metropolitan University and / or to the community at large.
Time of Your Life - profile of top chef Stephen Terry
Winner of the Catey Award 2012
The Catey Award recognises and celebrates the individuals, businesses and teams who shape the Hospitality industry. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the team at the Hardwick, we proudly announce that we are the winners of the Independent Restaurateur Award 2012.