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Local independent Restaurant, Harts, are delighted to have their head chef, Dan Burridge, taking part in this year’s Great Food and Drink Festival at Rufford Abbey. Chef Dan will be taking to the stage on the same day as none other than James Martin on Saturday 26th May at 2pm.

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Chef Dan Burridge lays claim to a unique culinary style which draws on a melting pot of influences – these include his German-born mother, whom Daniel credits for educating him in the art of cookery and introducing him to restaurants that inspired him even a youngster.


Trained at Worcester College of Technology, this culinary whizz kid landed his first job at Colwall Park Hotel where he honed his appreciation for fine food.  Soon enough Dan reached the position of Head Chef in the prestigious Hart’s kitchen – which naturally he cites as a career highlight.  During his time, Dan has worked alongside a brigade of brilliant chefs, such as Hambleton Hall’s Michelin-starred Aaron Patterson, and put his skills as a trained pastry chef to fine use.

Claire Jolliff, Marketing Manager at Harts commented:

“As one of the leading restaurants in Nottingham we are delighted that our Head Chef Dan Burridge will be appearing at the Rufford Abbey Food and Drink Festival in 2018.  We celebrate a milestone 20th birthday, so it’s a great opportunity to showcase the Hart’s spirit of good cooking and fine dining with local foodies.”

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Hart’s Hotel & Restaurant opened in 2003 and is a contemporary, privately owned boutique hotel with 30 rooms and two suites. It is situated in a quiet location 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre with breath-taking views and a secluded resident’s garden.  The Hotel’s Park Bar serves quality wines and Champagne by the glass, as well as interesting bottled beers, cocktails, whiskies and cigars. The Bar provides a comfortable seating area for our residents to meet friends or clients, or simply to relax.


Over the Bank Holiday Weekend at Rufford Castle, you’ll be able to see other top named chefs such as Chris Bavan. There will be a large variety of great food and drink you can try on the day and take home with you from our superb food vendors and producers. Not only that, but you can listen to some great local music over the three days as well as having a drink from one of the many bars that will be on site too.



To find out more about Hart’s, please visit www.hartsnottingham.co.uk, where you can book a table in the restaurant. You can find out more about The Great Food and Drink Festival by visiting www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk