November 20, 2019

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us!!!!!

Our 3rd birthday is here us and I'm back on my blog to update the world wide web of the challenges and accomplishments of our little restaurant in Rothwell.

I'm able to work front of house a lot more now and it's lovely to...

May 23, 2019

Since opening the doors to Dill & Bay, in November 2016, we have developed our menus and service by understanding what Rothwell needs.

So we've listened to the grapevine, had our ear to the ground, and heard the word on the street. The next chapter is here. We've got an...

November 19, 2017


What a year it’s been. Today is day 366 since we officially opened, so we’re through “the toughest year”, but it doesn’t get any easier. I’m still here at 8:15 looking towards another 12+ hour day, cooking and serving, washing up if I have to. Anything to keep the ser...

July 16, 2017

We opened Dill & Bay on the 19th of November 2016 as my first venture in the hospitality industry. So with no real experience, only several jobs in restaurants and learning from the bosses there, I knew we would develop our restaurant by touch and feel to ensure it's s...

January 27, 2017

So, with Dill & Bay Restaurant now open and in full swing, I thought I'd share my story (so far). Partly for myself, to document the journey my family and I have been on for the last 2 years so we can look back and reminisce. Partly for our guests dining at the restaur...

May 17, 2015


So where next should I take you all next on this little culinary tour of my past. I guess since I mentioned our anniversary last time out, I should take you back to the honeymoon.

This could be a really long blog so I'll break down our 3-week tour of Vietnam into a c...

May 11, 2015

My wife and I are paramedics with a passion for food and quality and having a 90mph working life that often sees us on opposite shifts, and going up to 4 days without seeing each other, our time off is important to us and we love to get away or plan a meal out.

Our mo...

May 8, 2015

So, here is my first blog post. It all seemed like such a good idea 5-minutes ago. But now what to say...


Except, welcome to my blog, where I plan to share some of the ups and downs of running a supper club, where 10 strangers come to my house and I do my best to "wow"...

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