Richard Bainbridge on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live, 23|3|24

Richard cooked up a beautiful dish on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live last weekend! A celebration of a beautiful fish and a real show-stopper; Salt Baked Seabass served with Beurre Blanc and some local Norfolk delicacies. Richard was joined by Chef Andi Oliver and special guest Stephen Mangan as well as recent BBC Great British Menu dessert winner, Kirk Haworth. Host Matt Tebbutt and wine expert Helen McGinn completed the line up. If you missed the show, you can catch up now on BBC iPlayer!

Benedicts Win in TWO Categories at Norfolk Food & Drink Awards 2023!

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR FRONT OF HOUSE EXPERIENCE We are absolutely thrilled, humbled and overwhelmed at winning in two categories at the prestigious Norfolk Food & Drink Awards 2023! We had an incredible time at the wonderful ceremony which was a celebration of true joy and the very best of Norfolk’s food and drink producers and providers. A heartfelt thank you goes to the team here at Benedicts who work so hard, as well as our loyal and encouraging customers who love what we do and continuously support us – THANK YOU!

Richard Bainbridge on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen Live 16|09|2023

Did you catch Richard on Saturday Kitchen Live last weekend? Richard created a beautiful autumnal dish of Grilled Aubergine with Miso Vinaigrette and Pickled Plums. He was joined by host Matt Tebbutt, comedian and presenter Sara Pascoe, plant-based chef Gemma Ogston, Britain’s best sourdough maker Rick Marlow and wine expert Olly Smith.  If you missed Saturday’s episode, then you can always catch up on BBC iPlayer!

Benedicts listed by The Good Food Guide as ‘Top 40 under £40: Britain’s Great Value Set Lunches’

Benedicts has been listed in The Good Food Guide as one of just 40 restaurants (and one of only two in Norfolk) highlighting the best set lunches in Britain for under £40pp. The Good Food Guide said: “This is a first-rate restaurant in the heart of Norwich, and a cracking-value spot for lunch too.” Myself and the whole team put as much care, thought and attention into our set lunch as we do our full tasting menus. We are delighted to be recognised by this prestigious guide and extremely proud of our

Saturday Kitchen Live Easter Special, 10am on BBC One, 8/4/23

Richard will be making Easter lamb scrumpets with a beautiful herb dressing and roasted baby gem. A different and unique dish to create with seasonal, spring lamb. Richard joins the hilarious Judi Love & food writer and presenter Shivi Ramoutar. Host Matt Tebbutt and wine expert Helen McGinn complete the line up. If you missed Saturday’s episode, then you can always catch up on BBC iPlayer – enjoy the show!  

Richard at The Wherry School during World Autism Acceptance Week

Richard was delighted to be asked to give a cookery demonstration at The Wherry School, Norwich with a group of very enthusiastic students from Years 10 & 11 who are studying Hospitality & Catering. The eight students Richard worked with have Autism Spectrum Disorder and find that cooking has a really positive impact on them. On the menu, two incredible dishes – Scotch Quail Eggs with Wild Garlic Mayonnaise and a Marshmallow Cheesecake! Everyone did amazingly and had a chance to hear Richard’s story, his experience of working in hospitality and the

Richard’s Wild Garlic Pesto

At this time of year with the seasons changing and temperatures creeping up, I’m always inspired to get outside. We use foraged ingredients throughout our menu at Benedicts and when we go on our family walks, we’re always on the lookout for nature’s snacks as we go round. Wild garlic is in abundance throughout East Anglia right now and it’s one of my favourite foraged ingredients. This gorgeous, green gift accompanies Ex Dairy Cow Sirloin on our menu at the moment and I’ve given you below a delicious recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto which to me, is the taste