Meet the chef: Andrew McLeish at Chapter One

Boasting a Michelin star, four AA rosettes and an impressive modern European menu, Chapter One is one of Kent's finest eating establishments. Meet the man behind its success...

Tell us a bit about yourselfI’ve been at Chapter One for 10 years now. I have recently moved to Eynsford where my wife and I are refurbishing a farmhouse. We don’t get a lot of spare time so it’s an ongoing project, especially with three children under six years old.

Your perfect Valentine’s dish?Freshly caught wild sea bass with a oyster leaf and lobster butter sauce.

What’s your own favourite food?Anything fresh and full of flavour – the simpler the better!

Which top chef in the UK do you currently most admire?Phillip Howard from The Square, a two-Michelin star restaurant in central London

What is the secret of Chapter One’s continuing success?Continually working hard on our product and always trying to improve on the Chapter One experience. It’s not only about the food, it’s also about service and ambience, while keeping our prices as low as possible.

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