Harriet Mansell opens Robin Wylde in Lyme Regis

Harriet Mansell, the chef creator of acclaimed Lyme Regis pop-up Robin Wylde, has opened a permanent restaurant of the same name.

The West Country born chef, who competed in the Beeb’s Great British Menu earlier this year, opened the fixture just a few doors down from its original home in a former pottery workshop.

Mansell said she will make use of the area’s produce, with fish and seafood from Lyme Bay, meat from locals farms dotted in the West Country hills, and foraged ingredients, including woodland herbs.

An announcement read: “As inferred by its namesake Robin Wylde – a pseudonym which evokes connotations of luscious and wild countryside combined with a sense of adventure and old English charm – Harriet’s culinary style takes inspiration from the natural world.

“Experimentation with raw ingredients, to include pickling, preserving and fermentation also play a prominent role in Harriet’s recipes.”

In a similar style to its first incarnation, the restaurant – which will seat up to 32 covers – will provide a 9-course tasting experience, alongside optional pairings of low intervention and West Country wines.

Highlights from previous menus include dishes such as celeriac with hazelnut, cured egg yolk and Dorset truffle; baked River Teign oyster with wild garlic and apple; and gooseberry mousse with butterscotch.

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