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The Sportsman’s Stephen Harris Will Do One-Day Takeover at Noble Rot

To mark the publication of his new book, the Kent chef will takeover the kitchen on 19 September

Stephen Harris
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Stephen Harris, the chef-owner of The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, will be cooking at Noble Rot on Tuesday 19 September.

Harris, who is also the consultant chef for the London restaurant, will take over the kitchen for both the lunch and dinner services on the day, Noble Rot have announced via their magazine’s Instagram account today.

In the message, Noble Rot’s co-founder, Dan Keeling said: “The Sportsman at Noble Rot – Tuesday 19th September 2017. To celebrate the publication of The Sportsman – the food book of the year – we're proud to announce that our consultant chef Stephen Harris is cooking a special lunch and dinner menu of Sportsman classics at Rotter HQ on Tuesday 19th September.”

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Keeling added: “Having transformed what he once called a ‘grotty rundown pub by the sea’ into a Michelin-starred grotty rundown pub by the sea voted Britain’s number one at The National Restaurant Awards, we’re equally impressed by what Stephen has created with this, his debut tome. Much more than a cookbook, it tells the story of the pub’s transformation into an internationally acclaimed cult restaurant, and Stephen’s own transformation from aspirational punk musician into world renowned chef and food writer.”

The Sportsman was named the “UK’s best restaurant” in both the 2016 and 2017 National Restaurant Awards — an index owned by William Reed, the same company that operates the World’s 50 Best.

In a nod to one of Harris’ trademark dishes, Keeling signed off the post, “Viva slip soles in seaweed butter!”

Bookings for the lunch and dinner can be made by calling the restaurant on 0207 242 8963. The book The Sportsman will be published by Phaidon on 25 September.

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