Joshua Hunter is a classically trained chef, with eleven years of experience cooking in Michelin-starred restaurants such as Kitchen W8, Murano by Angela Hartnett, and La Trompette, as well as for celebrity private clients including the Beckham family and Tom Cruise.
In January 2019, Joshua established restaurant Joshua Hunter at Holland & Holland, set in 60 acres of open countryside at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds in Northwood, within 35 minutes of central London and offering an idyllic country escape.
Creating mouthwatering dishes of outstanding quality, Joshua’s cooking focuses on modern British cuisine underpinned by an ethos of generosity. He takes inspiration from fresh, seasonal ingredients, using the very best produce available to create simple, unfussy dishes that prioritise flavour over everything else. Joshua has a passion for game and wild food, and believes that food seasonality is an essential way of contributing to a sustainable food system, as well as supporting British producers.
Joshua’s menus offer great value for money for food prepared to this standard. With two courses from £42.50 or three courses from £47.50, his latest menu features sublime dishes including, ‘Tartare of fallow deer, quail egg yolk, lion’s main mushroom, pickled shallots’, ‘Exmoor caviar, rye sourdough crumpet, potted brown shrimp, lemon butter, dill crème fraîche’, and ‘Whole roast Cornish turbot for two, Muscat grape, capers and parsley buerre noisette sauce’.
The restaurant itself oozes warmth and character, and has unsurprisingly become a main attraction of Northwood’s culinary offerings as the perfect place to spend time with loved ones, as well as for celebrations and corporate meetings. The restaurant is comprised of The Lodge, set out around a stunning feature fireplace (seats 30), The Conservatory Bar (seats 10), The Terrace overlooking the extensive grounds (seats 45), and the private dining rooms (seats 6 to 16). Also available is the Sautter cigar-tasting lounge, offering a large selection of New World cigars, and the Bordeaux Wine Room, which showcases over 1,200 of the finest wines.