Auberge tops Good Food Guide local listings
Wednesday 9th September 2009, 12:20PM BST.
THE AUBERGE has topped Guernsey entries in the 2010 Good Food Guide.
The St Martin’s restaurant was awarded a cooking score of five out of 10 by the guide, compiled by Which? consumer magazine, which puts it on a par with TV chef Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant at Claridge’s Hotel in London.
Head chef Daniel Green said a consistently high standard had helped the Guernsey restaurant.
‘Customers know what I do and I know what they want,’ said Mr Green, who has been head chef at the restaurant for four years, and has worked there for five.
The restaurant, which is owned by Lapwing Trading, has achieved the same score for the past five years. Unlike Ramsay’s £70-a-head menu, the Auberge gains its plaudits for £27.
‘To keep up with five in the current climate and still run a successful business is something I am very happy about,’ said the Peterborough-born chef, who is one of a team of five chefs at the restaurant.
His wife’s family brought him to the island after working in London for 13 years. It was there he met her and they now have a five-year-old daughter.
‘There was a lot to live up to when I arrived,’ he said.
He said there had been visitors to Guernsey who specifically came to the restaurant because they were included in the guide – which a restaurant cannot pay to be in.