Lindsay remains as enthusiastic about, and as dedicated to, Chez Lindsay and its loyal customers as she was when she opened in 1988. Her belief in the joy of sharing a table with others began when she first went to stay with a family in France aged 11. Going to the markets in Paris with Madame Baron, setting the table, and eating à la française, set the path for her future. In the restaurant, Lindsay can be found doing anything from serving to cooking, washing up, or doing the dreaded VAT return . . .
Dominique is from Brittany. He came to work in Richmond in 1996 as restaurant manager of the Petersham Hotel, and went on to manage other highly successful restaurants in the Borough. In addition to creating a well-run, happy environment for customers and staff alike, his talent in the DIY department is much appreciated by the proprietor!
Souhil, affectionately known as “Soleil”, began working at Chez Lindsay in 2002. His long-term service has played an important part in maintaining consistency and continuity. Now head chef, he usually opts to do the crêperie section from where he keeps an eagle eye on the whole of the kitchen.
Romain, originally a Norman, went to live in Lyon, the French ‘centre of gastromony’, where he began his studies to become a chef. He moved on to serve a 2 year apprenticeship at Georges Blanc’s 3* restaurant in Vonnas, and later to Paris and the 3* Guy Savoy Restaurant. Following a further 2 years’ in Michelin starred restaurants in Beaune and Strasbourg, Romain is enjoying adapting his knowledge and skill to Chez Lindsay’s
Félix’s father is a baker, but he chose to be a chef. He completed his training in Brittany and had gained 2 years’ experience, when he was talent-spotted by Dominique who was visiting his brother’s restaurant. Félix was working at the restaurant next door. Dominique must go to Brittany more often….
Coline left her job as a crêpière in St Malo to seek pastures new, and ended up at a home from home Chez Lindsay! We are happy she did so.
NICOLAS ET BENOIT
Nos garçons “extraordinaires”! Their mission: to give you the best service in town . . . and the chance to brush up on your French if you wish.
The enduring appeal of this outpost of Brittany is easy to understand . . .
authentic regional cuisine served with Gallic charm
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