The Hambrough, the award-winning boutique bed & breakfast in Ventnor has announced the appointment of Ashley Randle as the Head Chef of its reopening restaurant.
Ashley’s experience of working with some of the country’s culinary masters together with ideas from different cultures and styles has been the inspiration behind his modern European menu on to which he will put his twist, using local Isle of Wight suppliers. Ashley said of his appointment: “I am honoured to be re- opening a restaurant which has such a reputation and can’t wait to get it re-established on the culinary map of The Island.”
Ashley’s career has taken him to work in a number of prestigious hotels and kitchens starting as a kitchen porter at renowned Cornish Michelin Chef Kevin Viner before moving on to work as sous chef at the Hotel Endsleigh, the small luxury private hotel of the renowned Pollizi family, part of the Rocco Forte group. He then progressed to senior sous chef at Calcot Manor, one of the UK’s leading hotels covering all aspects of this very busy kitchen. In 2017 Ashley was among the top young chefs in the country after placing as a regional finalist in the highly acclaimed Roux Scholarship. Throughout his career he has also worked stages at various 1, 2 and 3 Michelin starred restaurants including Gidleigh Park under Michael Caines. He has also worked alongside the great Anton Mosimann cooking at events within Buckingham Palace and the Great British Chefs Dinner 2017.
A short stint working at The George in Yarmouth originally brought Ashley to the Island but he left to continue his career in London. However, he is now settled back on the Island with his soon to be expanded family, ready to begin the next phase of his career.
The Hambrough is open daily to residents and non-residents alike for Breakfast with the Bar open for Teas, Coffees, Cakes and Cocktails. The Restaurant will be re-opening from 15th February serving Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner, and will be open from Tuesday to Saturday and also for Lunch on Sundays, closing on Sunday evenings and Mondays.