The Gardener & The Chef

Both passionate about the origins of flavours

Explore the debate between the two titans, and make up your own mind who's right.

Working hand in hand

According to The Chef, the alchemy of flavours comes from the magic of secret recipes, assembling the right ingredients, added in the right quantities, at the right time, to create the ultimate taste buds experience.

Who is the alchemist? The Gardener or The Chef?

The Chef has to be located in the correct terroir to benefit from the flavours of those needed ingredients. The Gardener needs the expert hands of another to infuse the plates with those forgotten flavours.


“The alchemy of Happiness is about wine!” Says Gavin, Rufflets Wine Virtuoso, who claims that Rufflets wine list is the ultimate provider of happiness. Wine stimulates those forgotten flavours, curated by The Gardener and The Chef, allowing true happiness of the senses.

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Afternoon Tea served between 2pm and 4.30pm daily 

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Dinner served between 6pm and 9pm daily

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