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29th October 2019

Kent chef collaboration dinners

Two of Kent’s best chefs are collaborating to cook together on consecutive nights in each other’s restaurant.

On Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November, Robert Taylor from The Compasses Inn, Crundale and Will Devlin from The Small Holding, Kilndown will cook an 8-course menu together, preparing 4 courses each in their own style.

Both chefs are recognised as being at the top of Kent’s restaurant scene. The Compasses is listed as one of the UK’s Top 50 Gastro Pubs and won Best Food Pub in the Country in the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards. Will Devlin from The Small Holding has won Kent Chef of the Year and Best Restaurant in the Taste of Kent Awards. The Small Holding and The Compasses are both in the Michelin Guide and in the Good Food Guide 2020.

This unique collaboration is £80 per person with the option of an additional paired wine flight.


Cheese and onion bun, venison croquette and damson ketchup


Celeriac, asparagus, cheddar (Will)

Caramelised cauliflower and crispy Winnie’s Wheel (Rob)

Scallop, lovage, apple (Will)

Soused herring with dill mayonnaise and shallots (Rob)

Pork, cabbage, tomato (Will)

Stout glazed ox with mushroom and English mustard clotted cream (Rob)

Apple, cobnut, pine (Will)

Chocolate and salted caramel macaron (Rob)

Coffee and sweets

Pineapple weed jelly, preserved orange and chocolate fudge