by Chef Alan Bird


Everyone had a fish finger sandwich as a youngster. When chef Alan Bird was at The Goring Hotel, he used to make them every Friday for his staff before adapting the idea and creating a posh fish finger sandwich for the bar menu - proving an instant hit.

Lured to Cornwall by childhood memories of Cornish pasties, saffron buns, crab sandwiches and Cornish ice cream, Alan is a huge ambassador of the county’s wealth of wonderful ingredients. Having worked at The Ivy restaurant and been personal chef to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, it’s only natural that he ended up running his own business catering for VIP clients (Alan Bird Food Etc Ltd). Long-time friends with The Seafood Restaurant’s Stephane Delourme, Alan also worked on the opening of Trevisker’s Kitchen with Henk De Villiers Ferreira. Having created dishes for Sharp’s Secret Bar pop-up, Alan believes that good beer can challenge the best of wines.