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Head Chef Darren Kerley

Meet Head Chef Darren Kerley

Darren Kerley in Restaurant Meudon- Head Chef - Hotel Meudon

Meet Head Chef Darren Kerley

Head Chef Darren Kerley and his team

Meet Head Chef Darren Kerley

Restaurant Meudon is incredibly lucky to have secured the services of a Head Chef of this calibre...

Restaurant Meudon is incredibly lucky to have secured the services of a Head Chef of the calibre of Mr Darren Kerley, and he was the perfect fit for the owners’ vision for the standard of dining experience that they had planned for Meudon. Creating the highest quality food and beverage offering at the hotel has always been a top priority and, in our opening year, expectations have definitely been exceeded.

Though proud to have been raised in Cornwall, Darren Kerley has worked in some of the most highly regarded establishments in and outside of London. This has instilled in him the highest standards of quality and service, and he refuses to cut corners when it comes to the selection and preparation of his menus. Darren is delighted to have finally ‘come home’ and to be in a position to use his considerable talents in Cornwall, working with the finest fresh produce the country has to offer.

Darren has worked under Marco Pierre White at 3 Michelin star ‘Oakroom’, with Raymond Blanc at ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons’ in Oxford, with Robert Reid, Alain Senderens at Lucas Carton in Paris, James Walker at Le Ponte de la Tour, at Restaurant Sauterelle (where they were awarded 3 AA rosettes after year 1), at BBR for Leonid Shutov, and the prestigious Queenwood Club in Ottershaw. A rather impressive CV!

Head Chef - Darren Kerley in Restaurant Meudon


He has brought this extensive experience, and impeccably high set of standards, to Restaurant Meudon, creating exquisite dishes using the bountiful supply of local Cornish produce that is available to him.

To have helped the new Restaurant Meudon gain huge praise, and achieve a Gold in the Taste of the West Awards , and a silver in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 'Restaurant of the Year' category, in our first year of business, is a fantastic achievement!
And Darren’s just getting started…

"I am incredibly proud of everything I have achieved with Restaurant Meudon so far, but none of it would be possible without an exceptional team around me. Creating wonderful dishes requires hard work, co-operation and consistently high standards in the kitchen, and front of house. Only the most talented, dedicated and passionate individuals can thrive in this environment, and Restaurant Manager Stephen Mouser and myself are delighted with the attitude, skill level and synergy of the group we have chosen to work with”

Head Chef Darren Kerley with Restaurant Manager Stephen Mouser
Afternoon tea cross sell

Afternoon Tea

Sip tea and indulge in elegant bites, spending an afternoon surrounded by our valley gardens.

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Restaurant Meudon

Our food story captures the essence of Hotel Meudon’s heritage and location –complemented by Cornwall’s natural larder.

Freddies cross sell

Freddie's Bar

From a legendary Martini to the ever-popular Bramble, Hotel Meudon’s skillful creators will mix the drinks you love perfectly.