1. THE SUNDAY TIMES
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“They’ve taken a few tables out of the dining room at this long-established fine-dining restaurant overlooking Emsworth’s picturesque harbour, but have added seating in the courtyard garden and sea-view terrace to compensate. In addition to offering refined dishes such as crisp veal sweetbread with barbecued corn, onion and yoghurt, the chef Gary Pearce — who worked at the Michelin-starred Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham and owns and runs 36 with his wife, Martyna — has set up a food truck serving snacks such as barbecue-beef bao buns to eat on the quay.”
( The Sunday Times, Andy Lynes, 25th July 2020)
2. HARPER'S BAZAAR
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“36 on the Quay, a former cottage, sits on the harbour of the fishing village of Emsworth in Hampshire. Views are sweeping, overlooking the sea, while a sheltered terrace is an added bonus in the summer. Chef Gary Pearce has experience at the acclaimed two-Michelin-starred Noma in Denmark, so expect great things from his simple, seasonal menu. If you don't fancy a sit-down meal, then order from the family's food truck which offers seaside classics with a high-end twist - truffle parmesan fries anyone?.”
(Harper's Bazaar, Ella Alexander, 4th August 2020)
3. THE HANDBOOK
"Family run as a restaurant with rooms, 36 On The Quay has the unfortunate distinction of being a former Michelin star holder. After 18 years the accolade was removed, but that doesn’t mean that the food here isn’t right up at that standard.
Informal fine dining comes with a great view of the eponymous quay and you are guaranteed to leave asking ‘who needs a
Michelin star anyway?"
(The Handbook; Phil Clarke, 13th August 2020)