Raymond Blanc drops in on his refurbished restaurant at Gunwharf Quays

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CELEBRITY chef Raymond Blanc has paid a visit to his restaurant at Gunwharf Quays following a refurbishment of the venue.

Mr Blanc, who focuses on fresh and seasonal food, said he was delighted with the look and feel of the restaurant, which was updated in February.

Raymond Blanc inside the refurbished restaurant with staff.''Picture: Sarah Standing (150543-1443)

Raymond Blanc inside the refurbished restaurant with staff.''Picture: Sarah Standing (150543-1443)

The 65-year-old Frenchman said: ‘It feels right. It feels much more modern.

‘I like very much the charcuterie and the cheeses and I love the new bar as well.’

Mr Blanc is also about to launch a new show on BBC2 called Kew On A Plate.

He said a great restaurant radiated simplicity and warmth.

‘It should be right to expect great food in a lovely atmosphere,’ he said.