Sean Burbidge of Richmond’s new Ivy Cafe answers 6 random questions…


The Ivy Cafe recently opened in Richmond, so we put Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, on the spot and asked him six random questions…

Your last meal on Death Row – what would you order?
I would probably like something comforting, like braised ox tail and suet dumpling. Or perhaps Lancashire hot pot or shepherd’s pie.

What was your dream job when you were a teenager?
I spent my weekends as a teenager in a kitchen, so I guess I always wanted to be a chef. If I didn’t become a chef I would have liked to have been a rugby player but, as it turned out, I am a much better chef than a prop!

What was the first meal you cooked for someone else?
The first meal I have ever cooked was for my parents, a classic Sunday roast beef.

The kitchen is on fire – what would you grab out of the flames ?
I guess it would have to be my laptop and iPhone. Nowadays everything we have is stored on those little devices.. contacts, photos, recipes, rotas, ordering system… my entire life!

Who would you prefer to cook for – Trump or tramp?
I would go for a tramp, I think they need it more.

The Ivy Café, Richmond – what’s going to make it stand out?
I think what will make The Ivy Café, Richmond, stand out is the high level of service we offer and the beautiful art deco interiors combined with the familiarity of a local café. We look forward to joining the neighbourhood and welcoming our local residents and visitors for coffee and pastries in the morning, cream tea in the afternoon or a full three course dinner! Our all-day-dining menus will ensure there is something for everyone at any time of day.

9-11 Hill St, Richmond TW9 1SX
Bookings: 020 3146 7733

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