Food & Drink
by Aspect County

The Counter

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience this December with a sample menu which includes Rusthall Foraged Cep Broth, Champagne and Seaweed Poached Brill and White Chocolate Parfait, Mascarpone Ice Cream then take a look at The Counter pop-up residency by chef Robin Read to be hosted at the award-winning Daily Bread in Rusthall, near Tunbridge Wells. Each dinner service will offer guests a seasonal six-course tasting menu, using the best local, wild and foraged produce. 

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Robin is a passionate supporter of artisan farmers, growers and producers and a strong advocate of naturally sourced produce, especially from the British Isles. He takes great pride in having met all his suppliers and ensures he visits the farm, river, warehouse, barn etc, across the country to make sure he has the best knowledge of the produce and its maker. The Counter menu is full of the best local products such as venison from Eridge Park and wild porcini mushrooms from the woods around Rusthall and Langton Green. Homemade sourdough bread, blackberries, scallops, Sussex cream and dairy all feature on the menu, and fish is caught off Rye harbour.

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There will be one sitting for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 20 October 2022 to 31 December 2022. Some tables are communal, and others are twos and fours. The six-course (nine-course on New Year’s Eve) menu will be offered with a choice of wine flights or you can select from a small wine list chosen to complement your dining experience. 

For more information on The Counter, pop-up residency by chef Robin Read, at Daily Bread in Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells see website for details. 


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About Robin Read
Langton Green based Read has been a chef for over 25 years. He trained and worked with some of the greats in the hospitality industry, including Albert and Michel Roux, Nico Ladenis and Marco Pierre White. For the last sixteen years he was Group Executive Chef of the Firmdale Hotel Group in London, overseeing the Soho Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel and Ham Yard Hotel, amongst others, and launched six new openings, a bakery and a chef’s academy. Robin hopes that one day The Counter will have a permanent bricks and mortar site in the Tunbridge Wells area.

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Images: Key & Quill