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#INSPIREDBY ROBBIE BARGH

19/05/20

Robbie Bargh knows everything there is to know about the hospitality industry. Founder of consultancy agency The Gorgeous Group, he creates concepts for bars, restaurants and hotels. Robbie has been in the business for over 30 years, gaining first-hand experience running bars, cafés, restaurants, and nightclubs, and living in both New York and London.


What was one of the very first dishes you remember eating?

16th birthday Heaton Park Hotel that was a Beefeater. I had Prawn Cocktail, Steak with peppercorn sauce and Black Forest gateau, I was with my mum and grandma, it was my first ever meal out. I couldn’t believe people serving me food dressed as Beefeaters. It was amazing…I know!!  

 

Who is your food hero?

Alan Yau my old boss, my mentor and my friend

 

What is your guiltiest food pleasure?

Cheese on toast

 

Which restaurant to you long to return to?

Popolo! and A Wong

 

What would be your last meal?

Deep fried olives, Rabbit agnolotti, Risotto, Lemon Tart  

 

What dish do you cook the most at home?

Marcella Hazen’s Pea Risotto with Scott.

 

What restaurant T-shirt would you wear?

St John

 

Favourite vegetable? 

Purple sprouting broccoli

 

Most-used condiment? 

Malden Kosher Salt

 

Most over-rated dish?

Avocado

 

Favourite restaurant not in the UK?

The Grill New York (the old Four Seasons)

 

Favourite fast food joint?

In and Out Burger LA

 

 

QUICK FIRE

Breakfast in bed or Hotel restaurant? 

Restaurant

English Breakfast Tea or Long Black Coffee?

Long Black Coffee

 

Martini - Gin or Vodka

Gin of course!

 

Ketchup or Mayo?

Together makes special sauce

 

Stella or Boli?

Boli darling!

 

London or New York?

London except breakfast in New York at Bonboniere 

 

City break or Hideaway?

City break

 

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