Chef's Featured Recipes

Smoked Trout Rillettes Ingredients 200g Smoked Trout Flaked 100g Smoked Salmon torn 50g Mayonnaise 75g Crème Fraiche 1 Dessert spoon of each Chopped Dill, Chives & Chervil 15g Creamed Horseradish Lemon Juice & Zest Ground White Pepper Salt Method In one bowl combine your horseradish, Mayonnaise, Crème Fraiche & Herbs. Once all combined add your salmon, trout and ...Read more

Mincemeat Parfait Ingredients 375g Chopped Mincemeat 100ml water 130g Sugar 6 Egg Yolks 20g Sugar 300g Double Cream 2 Egg whites 80g Sugar A squeeze of Lemon Juice Method To make the syrup add the 100ml water and 130g sugar and take to 115˚c. Whisk the 6 egg yolks and 20g sugar to a white ribbon in ...Read more

Slow Roast Pork Belly Feeds 8 Ingredients 1 Large Pork Belly Skin on and scored 12 Large Carrots 4 Spanish Onions 1 Head of Garlic Peeled 2 Kg New Potatoes 6 Braeburn Apples 3 Bay Leaves 4 Sprigs Rosemary 6 Sprigs of Thyme 500ml Fresh Apple Juice Olive Oil Salt Method Peel all your vegetables. Cut the onion into ...Read more

Poached Rhubarb and Yorkshire Rhubarb Soup With the rhubarb season now well underway this month’s recipe celebrates the delicate flavour of this wonderful, under-rated English vegetable. 400g Yorkshire Rhubarb 40g Lemon Grass 1 Vanilla Pod 20g Ginger 2 Orange Juice 1 Lemon Juice 150g Sugar 600g Water Method: Bring all ingredients to the boil (except rhubarb) and leave to infuse. Once ...Read more

Valentines Passion Fruit Tart This dessert sums up Valentines for me. I’m posting this up early so you get a chance to practice before the day. It’s succulent, indulgent, fresh and the clue is in the name. It really will get your juices following!!! Ingredients 300 ml Passed Passion Fruit Lemon Juice 2 Orange Zests 270g Sugar 9 Eggs ...Read more

Russell Bateman

Colette’s Review in Good Food Guide 2012

Posted : 8 September 2011

The Grove, Colette’s Star-struck venue with eye popping food Chandler’s Cross, WD3 4TG Tel no: (01923) 807807 http://www.colettesrestaurant.co.uk Modern British | £65 Cooking score: 5 These days, the sleek, glossy Grove is synonymous with a certain sort of stardom, and there may be gasps of ‘OMG!’ given the celebrity count here – it’s a home-from-home …Read more


Posted : 27 June 2011

I’m back on the radio this Saturday with Nick Coffer on Three Counties, should be live around 2PM. Listen live online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_three_counties_radio/

I’m recruiting for new chef’s

Posted : 12 June 2011

I’m looking to strengthen my team at Colette’s Our  restaurant has achieved great things which has made it a regular for locals and a destination spot to enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere and great cooking that comes from the kitchen. We are getting busier by the day and I need chef’s who are passionate about food and …Read more

Optima Magazine Review

Posted : 11 June 2011

Colette’s 10th June 2011 The Grove • Chandler’s Cross • WD3 4TG • 01923 296015 Reviewed by Jill Glenn It’s the attention to detail that makes Colette’s, the fine dining restaurant at The Grove, stand out from the crowd. That, and the elegant atmosphere that envelops you from the moment you walk through the door. …Read more

Kai We Care

Posted : 29 March 2011

We’re creating a pop-up restaurant to raise funds following the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand It’s on Monday 4th April 2011 … for 1 night only at One Moorgate Place, EC2R 6EA London A sensational 7-course dinner, cooked by award winning chefs, followed by an auction of fabulous prizes, hosted by TIM HAYWARD Champagne …Read more

Michelin Guide 2011

Posted : 22 January 2011

After working under a number of amazing chefs in Michelin starred kitchens throughout my early career it is fair to say I look out for the guides release every January. It is considered by many, even after 100 long years, “The” premier restaurant guide. Whilst I haven’t made it into the guide this year a …Read more