The Hand & Flowers is the anchor of Tom Kerridge’s successful restaurant group, which also includes spots in London and Manchester. Located in an old pub in a country town in Buckinghamshire, the restaurant deftly reinterprets familiar pub fare. Worth noting: there’s a great deal of fish and seafood here.
There are takes on some familiar staples, such as fish and triple-fried chips. But more common and even more interesting are dishes sich as smoked haddock omelette; salt cod Scotch egg; spiced monkfish with roasted cauliflower and peanut crumble; beef fat brioche with English mustard butter, gem lettuce, and corned beef; and crispy pig’s head with black pudding, rhubarb, and pork crackling.
Presentation leans to the casual but tidy, and most recipes are composed of several separately prepared elements.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout. British measure.