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Chef Antony Ely, Bibury Court, Cirencester

PUBLISHED: 22:37 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:02 20 February 2013

Antony Ely

Antony Ely

You should visit Bibury Court, not just for the food but for the surroundings too.

Name: Antony Ely


Restaurant: Bibury Court


Address: Bibury, Cirencester GL7 5NT


Tel: 01285 740 337



What is your earliest memory of food? Marmite on toast!



Tell us about your menu.


It is seasonal, of course, local produce, and above all, simplicity



How often do you change your menu?


Lunch menus daily, dinner seasonally, with specials



Which dish on the menu would you recommend to a customer?


All of them - it just depends what mood you are in!



What initiated your interest in cooking?


My mother is a fantastic cook



How would you describe your approach to food?


Treat it with honesty and respect



What advice would you give to a novice?


Cook from the heart not the page!



Have you ever had any cooking disasters? Not yet!



What has been your most memorable (or unusual) meal?


Dinner at Auberge de chateau in Corcassone - 5 courses and wine, all from the estate



Which chef has been your greatest inspiration?


Phillip Howard at The Square in Mayfair - calm, precise and dedicated



What is your favourite local ingredient?


At present it is crayfish from Whetford, but the choice is huge



What's in your fridge at home? Lots! I spent last night cooking for my daughter, purees galore!



What is your favourite local restaurant? Allium in Fairford - James is talented and passionate



Why should people visit you?


The food, building, grounds and the service



What would you recommend about the local area? Living in South Cerney we have the waterpark which we use for walks on Sunday mornings.



What would you choose for your last meal on earth?


Boiled bacon, pease pudding, carrots and peas

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