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About the Chef

“That (lobster linguine) was crazy good!!!”
Brad Pitt

“Hayley is an extremely talented cook and has a real understanding of top quality ingredients, seasonality and innovation. Staying at the wonderful La Villa is only made more fabulous safe in the knowledge that a truly brilliant  lunch or dinner is just around the corner”.

Eddie Hart
Director and co-owner of Quo Vadis, Fino and Barrafina restaurants

"Hayley is an excellent cook with a passion for food. She enjoys making new dishes and her presentation is first class. Hayley fits in well with the rest of the staff and is reliable and honest and I would highly recommend her to any future employee..."
Lady Astor of Hever

"Hayley is a very talented young chef and undertakes with absolute confidence her duties. Her cooking skills are excellent and she is able to create a varied menu..."
Birgid Hanson

"That (meal) was superb. Your food was on par with the meal I had at the two Michelin starred restaurant last week..."
Gary Rhodes
Restaurateur, cookery writer, and celebrity chef

"The food is simply fantastic: everything is listed against its region of origin, and everything was superb, especially the charcuterie and Valpolicella. Service is wonderful. This place is clearly a labour of love, a great deal of effort has gone into its execution, and it certainly deserves wider patronage. Highly recommended."
Independent Trip advisor review

"Superb tapas style bites tempt and delight in fine measure. Excellent service, after 2 visits I still haven't got to the second page of the menu"
Independent Trip advisor review
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