Chef’s Diary

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Will Holland, February 2017

After our Valentine’s Day dinner we had lots of lovely feedback about the dessert which  was a passionfruit and exotic fruit tasting plate for two to share. Myself and my chefs had a lot of fun preparing, creating and serving it. It consisted of many different mini sized desserts all made with passionfruit and exotic […]

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Will Holland, January 2017

A large part of my job is to teach, train and pass on knowledge to my chefs in my brigade. Throughout my career I have been very fortunate to work for some incredible chefs who have invested lots of time, energy and effort in me and taught me my craft and the skills I have […]

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Will Holland, December 2016

As it’s the festive season I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite recipes for  this time of year. (And you’ll be pleased to know it’s not another chef telling you their top tip for cooking the turkey left overs!)   It’s a recipe for a festive alcoholic drink that you and your […]

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Will Holland, December 2016

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in the restaurant, as well as working with the young stars from our Seren Academy.  My latest visit was at Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen where I spent the day with a group of young students.  The college run a course as part of their Young Chefs Academy […]

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Will Holland, November 2016

Last week we hosted our annual Game Tasting Menu Dinner at Coast.  We are very lucky that the restaurant is situated on the Hean Castle Estate and a lot of the Game we serve at Coast is shot on the estate.  If the Game’s not been shot on the estate then it’s been shot locally, which […]

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Will Holland, October 2016

Guest chef nights’ have become very popular recently where a chef leaves their restaurant (temporarily!) and cooks in another restaurant for a special occasion. Last Friday I took part in a very special Guest Chef Dinner at our sister restaurant Beach House in Oxwich Bay over on the Gower Peninsular. Both myself and Allister Barsby the […]

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Will Holland, October 2016

I love every time the seasons change and the different ingredients each season brings with it. We’ve had our months of incredible summer produce so now it’s time for Game, Blackberries, Mushrooms and much much more. Autumn is a very special time of the year for me so I am excited to get started and […]

Will Holland Interview

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Get to know our chef WILL HOLLAND Head Chef Age : 37 Duration : 2 ½ years Previous : La Becasse, L’Ortolan, Gravetye Manor and Homewood Park Style : Clean, innovative, experienced Will Holland has been working in Michelin starred restaurants since the age of 18, spending nearly two decades working in some of the finest […]