Jeremy’s Restaurant at Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath was awarded the Best Eating Experience accolade at last night’s Sussex Food and Drink Awards.
Speaking to the Mid Sussex Times, a media sponsor of the black-tie event at the Amex Stadium, Brighton, proprietor Jeremy Ashpool said: “We’re over the moon.”
“We’ve been cooking a long time in Sussex and we have run five different businesses in the area over 40 years, so we are the grand daddies of the restaurant scene.”
No strangers to Awards, Jeremy commended his team and the young talent that works with him bringing a modern twist to the restaurant’s classic cooking.
“People like Jimmy are future of quality catering,” said Jeremy, referring to his head chef Jimmy Gray.
“The future is very exciting for the young people here,” he added.
Jeremy’s occupies an idyllic spot within the grounds of Borde Hill Gardens.
“It’s a great site,” added Jeremy. “It took me a long time to get value out of the premises, but we have the walled garden, and the terrace.
“It reminds me of places I have been in France, sitting on a terrace with a glass of wine.”
The restaurant specialises modern classic cooking, with Mediterranean influences.
“We’re different to other restaurants,” said Jimmy.
“We work hard to find produce from Sussex that is different, and we enjoy teaching customers about different dishes.”
On the menu at present can be found dishes such as Loin and spiced ragout of Southdown lamb, sweetcorn, pistachio, apricot, feta, pomme anna, roasted coriander sauce, and c
Loin of Balcombe Estate venison, squash, mushrooms, lovage gnocchi, thyme jus.
The pair hoped the Award will translate into more people coming to and trying their cooking.
For more details visit www.jeremysrestaurant.co.uk