Emsworth’s 36 on the Quay has been included in the list of the 23 Michelin guide-recommended Hampshire restaurants for 2019.
The word ‘unique’ is often misused, but not here. Owners Gary and Martyna Pearce focus on giving diners an experience that is better and different every time; the antithesis of the big brand restaurant chains. Chef Gary and Martyna, who leads front of house head a team which they refer to as ‘family’, and the spirit of kinship shows up in every detail at the restaurant.
The Michelin list accolade comes at a time when the team is planning further improvements to the business, which attracts guests from all over the world.
“I’ve worked here for about 9 years,” says Gary, ‘and we took the business over from its previous owners in the last two years. We are passionate about making people’s time with us a wonderful experience and we dedicate ourselves to improving every single day.”
The restaurant, which has four rooms and is located on the picturesque Emsworth waterside, is currently working on an improved website and signage, and on getting the word out to people who want to be surprised and delighted by something new when they lunch or dine out.