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Gloucester Studio


Located in a Kota Hut in the garden of Kathryn’s home, Gloucester Studio was open from January 2015 to December 2021. Seated around a crackling fire, guests snuggled into reindeer skins on wooden benches, dined from wooden plates and handmade cups as they immersed themselves in the rustic retreat. A year after it opened in 2015, Michel Roux Jr visited to film Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jr. “It’s extraordinary to see this in a shed in a suburban back garden” he said to The Daily Mail. “Kathryn cooks meat in front of you on a fire pit. It’s bonkers but it works. I really enjoy watching amazing food being created in the face of unbelievable challenges.”


The four hours you spend in Kathryn Minchew’s back garden feel like a holiday; you depart feeling like you’re in on a secret, that you’ve discovered a new style of sensory pleasure that’s forward-thinking and innovative yet primal and intrinsic, and most of all, like you’ve been catered for by a passionate, witty, consummate culinary adventurist.” Jack Rayner, Ox Magazine

Many a professional chef would balk at the prospect of cooking such a varied and sophisticated meal over flames and smoke, and when you consider that Kathryn has had almost no format training it makes what she achieves even more remarkable.” Emma Dance, Crumbs Magazine

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The hut is found by walking through the back gate and following twinkling fairy lights down the garden. Inside the fire roars and guests can take a seat on reindeer hide covered benches around the edge. The hut, traditional in Scandavia, takes on Tardis-like properties, bigger on the inside with Chelf Kathryn wielding tongs and welders gloves instead of a sonic screwdriver… As the embers died down and we stepped out into the cool autumn air it felts as if we’d been miles away from the small back garden in Linden.” Jenni Phillips, Gloucestershire Life

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