The Cottage Restaurant
Sham Hanifa is that rare being: a truly original cook. What other chef uses turmeric in a potato gratin? Who else puts soya and chilli with Friendly Farmer chicken? Who dares to put star anise with poached rhubarb? Who has the confidence to put hoi sin and sesame in a glaze with Thornhill duck? Using the lessons of his Malaysian grandmother, and his work in Europe and Ireland where he worked his way up from kitchen porter to chef, Mr Hanifa has birthed something original in the welcoming space of The Cottage. There is a precise and cool temperament underlying his cooking, and with polite and attentive service, and excellent value for money, allied with the singular food on the plate, it all explains Mr Hanifa's success in Jamestown.