Romy Gill


We were super excited to welcome Romy Gill as our guest chef, kicking off the new year with some deeply aromatic offerings for everyone to savour.  Her restaurant, Romy’s Kitchen, is over in Thornbury, just outside of Bristol.

Romy is another, high energy individual, she features on the Food Programme, is currently writing her first cook book, is appearing on the Saturday show with James Martin, appears at her fair share of food festivals around the country and organises charity events raising money and awareness of the need for clean drinking water on the Indian subcontinent.  She also works with Action Against Hunger, next year she will be back on Masterchef and last year was awarded an MBE, so on top of everything, she’s an all-round good egg.
We popped over to Thornbury a while ago to chat through Romy’s menu and taste some of her exquisite food.  Having visited India many time myself over the years, these dishes really do have that great taste of authenticity, often a struggle to find in the UK.
Spicy crab, toasted sourdough
Deep fried potato balls, sweet and sour chilli chutney
Samosa, spicy chickpeas, tamarind chutney
Gurnard, Amritsari masala, panch phoron marinade, sweet potatoes, garlic ghee
Spicy sweet and sour paneer, mint and coriander chutney (V)
Venison, turmeric and tamarind marinade, onion, ginger, garlic, chillies, spices, jeera rice and dal
Seasonal vegetarian kofta, jeera rice and dal (V)
Gajar ka halwa (carrot pudding)
Coffee and sweeteners.

Martin Simcock