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Simon Hulstone's aesthetically pleasing and rewarding cuisine can be found in Torquay - at The Elephant Brasserie and its adjoining The Room in the Elephant.

The son of a chef, Hulstone was a Roux Scholar, Knorr National Chef of the Year, World Junior Chef and UK's Bocuse d'Or candidate by the time he was 33. After working in kitchens like Cotswold House, Cheltenham’s Bacchanalian and the Bailiffscourt Hotel, he moved to Devon to head up the Elephant, having already attracted the Michelin panel’s attention.

Hulstone calls his cooking ‘Refined… everything on the plate is there for a reason’. That’s not to say that his recipes always leave the whimsy out, though - witness his sweet pea and toffee soup. This dish is a prime illustration of Hulstone’s style – displaying a deep understanding of the different elements of flavour that make a dish work and then finding those elements in unexpected places.

Visitors to his restaurants might find halibut served with golden sultanas alongside parsnip, spring onions and verjus to bring a note of sweetness to the dish, or brown and white crab meat complemented with watermelon and ketchup. Still, Hulstone seeks and achieves in fine style: he is proud to have won a Michelin star with steak and chips on the Elephant’s menu.

Simon was selected to redesign the menu for BA First Class in 2012 and was the star of its pop up venue in East London. He has also appeared on Great British Menu, competiting in the South West heats against Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth.
 

Awards

Knorr National Chef of the Year
Knorr National Chef of the Year

The Michelin Guide
One Michelin star

World Junior Chef
World Junior Chef


Restaurants
The Elephant
The Elephant The Elephant restaurant, the double-header venture from Simon Hulstone, is split into two sections. The Room is upstairs from the Brasserie, offering diners unadulterated wizardry from the mercurial chef.

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The Elephant Brasserie
The Elephant Brasserie The Elephant's ground floor brasserie may offer a slightly simplified version of Simon Hulstone's award-winning cuisine, but it sacrifices nothing in terms of quality and flavour.

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@HardboiledChef what chefs ? Have you seen some ?

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