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THE COUNTER, a pop up residency by chef Robin Read comes to Daily Bread in Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells

The Counter is a pop-up residency by chef Robin Read to be hosted at the award-winning Daily Bread in Rusthall, near Tunbridge Wells.


Each dinner service from 20 October to 24 December will offer guests a seasonal six-course tasting menu, using the best local, wild and foraged produce. Robin is a passionate supporter of artisan farmers, growers and producers and a strong advocate of naturally sourced produce, especially from the British Isles. He takes great pride in having met all his suppliers and ensures he visits the farm, river, warehouse, barn wherever across the country to make sure he has the best knowledge of the produce and its maker. The Counter menu is full of the best local products such as venison from Eridge Park and wild porcini mushrooms from the woods around Rusthall and Langton Green. Home made sourdough bread, blackberries, scallops, Sussex cream and dairy all feature on the menu, and fish is caught off Rye harbour.

There will be one sitting for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 20 October 2022 to 24 December 2022. Some tables are communal and others are twos and fours. Drinks from 7.30/7.45pm to sit for 8pm.

6 courses £60 per person
6 glass wine flight £60 per person
3 glass wine flight £30 per person
A small wine list is available

Opening Hours
Dinner only, Thursday – Saturday
20 October to 24 December 2022
Daily Bread, 27-29 High Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent



About Robin Read
Langton Green based Read has been a chef for over 25 years. He trained and worked with some of the greats in the hospitality industry, including Albert and Michel Roux, Nico Ladenis and Marco Pierre White. For the last 16 years he was Group Executive Chef of the Firmdale Hotel Group in London, overseeing the Soho Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel and Ham Yard Hotel, amongst others, and launched six new openings, a bakery and a chef’s academy. Robin hopes that one day The Counter will have a permanent bricks and mortar site in the Tunbridge Wells area.


The Counter sample menu

Porridge and Porter Sourdough
Cultured butter
Rusthall Foraged Cep Broth
Beal’s Farm pancetta, parsley oil

Hugel Classic Riesling 2019

Eridge Park Venison Tartare Tart
Egg yolk, pickled beet, Berkswell

Domaine Jaeger-Defaix Les Cloux Rully Premier Cru 2019

Cured Line caught Mackerel
Autumn squash, white wine, yuzu and wild garlic capers

Louis Latour, Macon-Lugny 2020

Champagne and Seaweed poached Brill
Mussel, caviar, lemon butter

Les Boiseuils Vieilles Vignes Montagny 2019

45 day aged Sussex Sirloin of Beef
Celeriac purée, roast onion, red wine sauce

Cantina de Negar, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2018

White Chocolate Parfait, Mascarpone Ice Cream
Pickled elderberries, fig leaf oil, honeycomb crumb

Katinka Noble late harvest Tokaji 2018

Sweet Treats


Launching on 20 October through to 24 December
From £60 per person |@the_counter_tw


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