Brian Turner

From humble beginnings at his dad’s transport café, Brian Turner has become one of Britain's most successful and well-known chefs. In addition to running highly respected restaurants in the UK, he has become a popular television personality, appearing regularly on Good Food Channel.

After stints at some of London's most prestigious restaurants, including Simpson's-in-the-Strand and The Savoy Grill, Brian went to the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. He then returned to England to work at Claridge's and then the Capital Hotel which was awarded a prized Michelin star.

During his period at the Capital, Turner was responsible for the launch of the Greenhouse Restaurant and the Metro Wine Bar, becoming executive chef of both. Here he worked alongside many other well-known chefs including Gary Rhodes and Shaun Hill, who now have their own Michelin-starred restaurants.

Over the following years Brian opened a number of restaurants in and out of London, concentrating on modern British cooking using quality ingredients, which has become his trademark.

Brian's current schedule sees him consulting, fronting various food festivals and events around the country and overseas, and taking part in a number of media appearances.

On June 15, 2002 in the Queen's Birthday Honours, Brian was awarded a CBE for his services to tourism and training in the catering industry, making a visit to the Palace to receive his gong.

Brian appears regularly on Ready Steady Cook and Great Food Live.


Books
Great British Grub, Headline, Sep 2009
Brian Turner's Favourite British Recipes, Headline Book Publishing, 2005

Brian Turner

Brian Turner's Recipes



 
Scallop and bacon salad
Scallop and bacon salad

Brian Turner updates the traditional British combination of seafood and bacon by presenting them in a fresh and tasty salad

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate
Chicken, Aubergine and Tomato Stew
Chicken, Aubergine and Tomato Stew on Great Food Live

Brian Turner bubbles up tender chicken in a lip-smacking tomato and aubergine sauce for a simple but satisfying supper dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
2 hrs 15 min

Braised duck with peas
Braised duck with peas

Brian Turner cooks up a hearty meal of slow-cooked duck with a rich bacon and pea sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs

Shepherd’s pie
Shepherd’s pie

Brian Turner’s traditional farmhouse favourite is a simple and economical way to feed the family

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 50 min

Mustard crust cottage pie
Mustard crust cottage pie on Market Kitchen

Brian Turner cooks a frugal family favourite that feeds four for a fiver

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Yorkshire fish cakes
Yorkshire fish cakes on Market Kitchen

Brian Turner sizzles up crisp battered fish cakes with big golden chips and zingy mint peas in this fabulous Yorkshire-style fish supper

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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intermediate

Total time
1 hr 30 min

Apple sauce
Apple sauce

Add that special touch to your roast dinner with Brian Turner's simple recipe for a classic apple sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Apple soufflé omelette
Apple soufflé omelette on Market Kitchen

Apple soufflé omelette is a sweet fluffy omelette with nutty, buttery spiced apples, a fabulous finale to any meal

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
55 min

Beef with yorkshire blue cheese and whisky sauce
Beef with yorkshire blue cheese and whisky sauce on Market Kitchen

For a delicious British beef meal try Brian Turner's tasty steak recipe, served with a rich, tipsy sauce

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
50 min

Braised red cabbage
Braised red cabbage

Sweet and tart at the same time, Brian Turner makes a contrasting accompaniment to rich meats and roasts

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 20 min