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Time Out

12 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK

"Many relationships are founded on a well-curated dinner date – but what the hell makes a ‘romantic’ restaurant, anyway? Traditional metrics would suggest something a bit French and a bit floral, with dark corners for salacious doings. A safe bet, sure, but the UK’s brilliantly diverse dining scene means you can opt for something a little more original than that."

Open Kitchen

Recipe Feature in Great British Chefs Open Kitchen Book

"30 of the UK’s top chefs showcase the diversity and breadth of Britain’s culinary landscape through 50 inspirational, exclusive recipes. Step inside the kitchens of the UK’s most exciting culinary talent. The recipes have been specially adapted for the ambitious home cook, typically a food lover interested in fine dining and quality ingredients. Expect everything from traditional Malaysian, Chinese and Indian dishes, to Michelin starred Mexican and refined Modern British cooking."


Waitrose Food Magazine

Feasting with... Harriet Mansell

"Organic ingredients are the stars of the show in this flavour-packed late-summer feast from the Dorset based chef..."

Country and Town House

Britain's Wild Women

"Britain’s women are not only calling for a better, greener future, but are getting on with the job. Amy Wakeham meets the female activists, changemakers and leaders shaping the future of the country – and the planet."- Amy Wakeham

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Excess;The Itinerary- Lyme Regis

"The beautiful Jurassic Coast setting of Dorset town Lyme Regis is matched only by the cooking of the chefs behind its food venues, as Nick Savage finds out on a trip with restaurateur Harriet Mansell"- Nick Savage.

Top Chef

Top Chef Season 20 Episode 6 "Top Chef is no Picnic"

Harriet Mansell guest judge appearance on Top Chef. "The chefs take a trip to Highclere Castle for the Elimination Challenge, where they must work together to create and serve an elevated picnic basket." 


Recipes to Reconnect 

Recipe in Anna Boglione's Recipes to Reconnect book

"Food and conversations to re-establish the relationship between nature, food and self, with recipes from Petersham's chefs and beyond"- Anna Boglione

National Geographic

"3 culinary innovators making waves on the British coast"-Fiona sims

"British coastal dining has never been so good, as a raft of talented and innovative chefs eschew the big cities to take advantage of seaside inspiration..."

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Condè Nast Traveller

"The Best Restaurants in the UK- Ed Reeves"

"It takes some nerve to open a great restaurant in Mark Hix’s backyard – the charming seaside town of Lyme Regis – but following the success of her pre-lockdown pop-up, local chef Harriet Mansell has opened two..."

The Staff Canteen

"Harriet Mansell announces her Robin Wylde will close at the end of September- Alex South"

"Harriet Mansell has announced she will be closing her Robin Wylde restaurant at the end of September to concentrate on evolving her business."

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Top 100 UK Restaurant

Featured in Harden's Top 100 UK Restaurants of 2023.


"I never set out to have an all-female kitchen, I just wanted chefs who were passionate- Molly Codyre"

"The Lyme Regis-based chef talks to Molly Codyre about cooking on yachts, opening up a restaurant during Covid and the significance of a Michelin star."


Country & Town House

"A Chef's Guide to Lyme Regis- Ellie Smith"

"Here local chef Harriet Mansell, who heads up both Robin Wylde and Lilac, advises us on the best of the bunch. Read on to discover the top places to eat in Lyme Regis."

River Cottage Reunited

Episode 3, Vegan Gravy appearance

Harriet competes against Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Michael Caines to make the best vegan gravy in Episode 3 of River Cottage Reunited.


Best Chef 2022 Award

2022 Food Reader Awards

"For almost a decade, the Food Reader Awards have championed the South West’s best independent food and drink businesses. This year, over 10,000 readers showed their support for their favourite chefs, restaurants, pubs, cafes, producers, hotels, farm shops and more."

Staff Canteen Grilled

Sally Abé and Harriet Mansell

Series 4, Episode 12. Sally Abé picks guest Harriet Mansell to be Grilled on the Staff Canteen podcast.


Fieldfare Press

Issue 3- Sanctuary - Feature

"Issue 3 of Fieldfare explores the idea of sanctuary...We explore the connection between food and place with chef and forager Harriet Mansell in Dorset."- Fieldfare

CODE Hosipitality

CODE Meets Harriet Mansell

"CODE caught up with chef and ‘foraging queen’ Harriet Mansell who, after taking part in the Great British Menu, is now building a culinary empire in Lyme Regis with restaurants Robin Wylde and Lilac." - Henry Southan


RSVP Insider

"It's a calm feeling, being in the permanent home"

"We got to chat with Harriet about what it takes to open a permanent restaurant, women in the kitchen, and what she wished she could had told her younger self when she was starting out."- RSVP

The Caterer

Robin Wylde Among 12 New Additions to Michelin Guide

"In the latest tranche of new monthly updates, 12 restaurants have been added to Michelin's Great Britain & Ireland Guide 2022."- Katherine Price

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Michelin Guide

Robin Wylde Added to Michelin Guide

"An elegant, understated restaurant with only eight tables; run with pride by an enthusiastic team. The tasting menu showcases the local larder, with many foraged, pickled and fermented ingredients, and the intricate, original dishes have great visual appeal. Natural wines complete the picture." - Michelin

Around the Table

Recipe feature in Great British Chefs Around the Table Book

"Featuring 70 brand-new recipes divided into seven chapters, Around The Table combines cheffy twists with comforting, shareable dishes that are perfect for all manner of occasions."- Great British Chefs


The Telegraph

The Best Places to Eat, Drink and Shop In Lyme Regis

"From an authentic tapas spot to a local deli selling farm produce, chef Harriet Mansell reveals her favourite haunts in the Dorset town."- Madeleine Howell

Condé Nast Traveller

What to do in Dorset, an unexplored corner of the UK's countryside

"As all eyes turned to Somerset in recent years, its workaday neighbour Dorset has flown under the radar. There are no motorways, no cities, only a handful of big towns. Longtime local Stanley Stewart delves deep into proper countryside" - Stanley Stewart 


Financial Times

Sublime Lyme Regis: the UK’s new culinary hotspot

"Why everyone's going Wylde for this new food destination"- Ajesh Patalay

Hosipitality for Heroes

Recipe feature in Hospitality for Heroes book

"Feed the NHS and cook like a pro"- Hospitality for Heroes. 


The Independent

Takeaways, social bubbles and broken dreams: The restaurants that have never known normal

"The hospitality industry has spent a year adapting to ever-changing coronavirus rules. But while many restaurants have shuttered, others have launched into a landscape like no other."- Kieran Morris

The Telegraph

The Dorset chef paying staff out of her own pocket after falling through the cracks of furlough

"Having opened her restaurant in 2020, chef Harriet Mansell has experienced first-hand the difficulties of small businesses in a pandemic" - William Sitwell


William Sitwell Biting Talk

Episode 28, William Sitwell, Biting Talk Podcast

"On this episode of Biting Talk, William Sitwell chats with Dublin-born chef Robin Gill, catches up with Harriet Mansell of Lyme Regis establishment Robin Wylde, Farhad Heydari has a cocktail to beat the winter chill and Scottish restaurateur Ranald Macdonald delivers the greatest ever rendition of Robert Burn’s Ode to a Haggis."

The Drinks Business

How a Hospitality Minister Would help the on-trade

"Isabelle Gray speaks to UK restaurant owners and chefs to find out how a Hospitality Minister would help their businesses."


Food Magazine

Food Mag 2021 Bucket List

"We’re keeping everything crossed our fave indie restaurants, pubs, stores, hotels, coffee shops and bakeries will thrive again, post pandemic. So Abi Manning asked a few foodie names who they’re looking forward to supporting this year"- Abi Manning

Chef vs Corner Shop

Channel 4, TV Appearance

Series 1, Episode 2- Chef Vs Corner Shop. "In Bristol, local boy and resident chef Dean Edwards takes on rising star of the West Country food scene and former-chef-to-the-stars-turned-successful-restaurateur Harriet Mansell"- Channel 4.


William Sitwell Biting Talk

Episode 20, William Sitwell, Biting Talk Podcast

"On this week’s episode of Britain’s liveliest food and drink podcast William Sitwell speaks to up-and-coming talent Harriet Mansell. Her debut restaurant in Lyme Regis, Robin Wylde, opened to the public just seven days before lockdown forced its closure..."

Restaurant (Big Hospitality)

Restaurant radar: October 2020

"October sees two long-awaited openings - West African restaurant Akoko and Santiago Lastra's Kol - hit the capital; D&D take on Bristol; and the launch of Harriet Mansell's debut restaurant."


Restaurant (Big Hospitality)

Harriet Mansell to open first permanent restaurant

"West Country-born chef and recent Great British Menu contestant Harriet Mansell is to relaunch her Lyme Regis pop-up Robin Wylde as a permanent restaurant venture next month."- James McAllister

The Caterer

Chef Harriet Mansell to open Robin Wylde as permanent restaurant

"Harriet Mansell will be launching her Robin Wylde pop-up as a permanent restaurant in Lyme Regis this October."- Katherine Price


Women in the Food Industry

Harriet Mansell representing the South West on Great British Menu 2020

"Great British Menu returned to our screens in March for season 15. The show on BBC2 puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews with the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Harriet Mansell, who is opening up a pop-up restaurant Robin Wylde in Lyme Regis."

The Great British Menu

Great British Menu, TV Appearance

Harriet's stint on Great British Menu Series 15, representing the South West. For BBC2.

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