Revelations: Harriet Mansell, Robin Wylde, Lyme Regis

06 November 2020
Revelations: Harriet Mansell, Robin Wylde, Lyme Regis

What do you normally have for breakfast?

Tomatoes or cucumber on toast, with either Cheddar or olive oil

Which is your favourite restaurant?

Of all time, Noma in Copenhagen. Recent favourite, Brat in London. My casual fave, Poco Pizza in Lyme Regis

What's your favourite hotel?

Locanda Da Raia in Gavi, Italy, or the Phoenicia in Valletta, Malta

What is your favourite drink?


What is your favourite food/cuisine?

Italian, for the pizza, pasta, cheese and the beautiful vegetable produce

What flavour combinations do you detest?

I went to a Wendy's in the US once and asked for some mustard to go with some bacon thing I had ordered, and they brought custard… that was rank

Which person in catering have you most admired?

My friend Chris Rowley. He's a great chef who has demonstrated absolute loyalty to his role while building a life and a family. He's given me great advice over the years

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

My boyfriend, Dom Moldenhauer [founder of Dom's Table in Lyme Regis] gives me a lot of inspiration. He is a crazy talented chef, absolutely passionate about food, and cooking is his life

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

Just some massive book of short stories, preferably spooky ones, because I like those the best

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Mary Shelley

Describe your ultimate nightmare?

Being held hostage somewhere or losing my freedom… perhaps being ‘sold'

Tell us a secret...

I can hold my breath for a really long time… Five minutes and 30 seconds is my record

Who would play "you" in a film about your life?

Hopefully Lily Collins because she is beautiful, a fabulous actress, has aspirational eyebrows and glossy hydrated hair

When did you last eat a burger?

Last week

What is your favourite prepared product?

KFC. Or frozen parathas

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