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Steve Drake

Steve Drake

For Drake, showing off can come in the form of surprising concoctions like the cocoa gnocchi he serves with venison or his beetroot sorbet, or it can simply mean making perfect use out of stubborn ingredients, like the blade of beef that he likes to poach in a warm water bath until it becomes temptingly tender.

In 2016, Steve decided to leave Drake's to set up Sorrel, in the heart of Dorking. The 40-cover restaurant is situated in a 300-year-old building and focuses on seasonal modern British tasting menus.