Marcus Wareing understands the importance of defending the honey bees natural habitat and actively keeps beehives on his Kitchen Farm in Sussex. The bees are expertly looked after and provide the restaurant with fresh honey used frequently by Mark and Shauna Froydenlund when creating new spring and summer dishes. With McQueens Flowers being a long-standing partner of the restaurant, we were inspired by this powerful installation, and have created a bespoke menu to enjoy from the 20th May to 24th May.
5 – C O U R S E S £55
Sourdough crumpets, shellfish bisque, lavender cured salmon, dill flowers
Slow cooked egg, Mr Little’s Yetholm potato, wild meadow herbs and ramson
Roasted cod, fennel pollen veloute, lovage salsa verde, matelote sauce
Braised Herdwick Lamb, pickled rose, burrata, pea
Earl Grey tea cream, lemon, honey, whiskey
Sweet treats to take away
Reservations are subject to availability between 20th-24th May for lunch and dinner
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Highlighting the importance of bee conservation and showcasing how honey bees play such a vital role in our ecosystem, McQueens Flowers have teamed up with Dr David Lawson, bee behaviourist at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, and London Perfumer Miller Harris to create an immersive installation at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
“It is no secret to anyone that bees are a keystone species – so vital to our ecosystem that without them, it would collapse. We want to start a conversation about bee sustainability and enchant guests with the wonder of bees focusing on their fascinating secret weapon of sight” – McQueens
Using the theme of bees, McQueens will be installing a large and dramatic sculpture inside ‘The Tunnel’ made from willow and British native bee-friendly flowers — incorporating sight, sound and smell. Most significantly, their aim is to encourage people to see the world as bees see it through the use of UV light to demonstrate the natural iridescence of certain native British bee-friendly flowers.
The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. Once Britain’s largest flower show (it has now been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show), it is still the most prestigious. Find out more here or buy tickets below.