Food for Thought with Peter Rawlinson

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Peter Rawlinson is a commercial solicitor in the Albyn Works at Neepsend and co-founder of the Sheffield Brewery Co. He lives in Rotherham with wife Charlotte and their three children.

Are you a cook?

Yes but I’m also a connoisseur of sandwiches.

Any cooking tips?

You’ll never please your kids so avoid telling them in advance what’s for tea!

What’s your favourite dish?

The Crusty Cob café’s meat and potato pie on our brewery tour nights!

And a drink to go with it?

My favourite is our Crucible Best which is a traditional best bitter.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

The Milestone, or the Grind café at Kelham Island.

And pub?

I’m biased but it would have to be the Gardeners Rest in Neepsend: an amazingly tranquil spot and so close to the city.

What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?

On holiday in Bournemouth we ordered fish and chips from a national chain – they were so bad even our four-year-old complained!

And the best?

Handmade burger and fries in San Francisco after a family cycle trip over the Golden Gate Bridge. I asked an elderly dog-walker where to eat and he led us to a back-street Mexican gem.

Your favourite TV cook?

Keith Floyd – a genuine character with an instinctive style of cooking.

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?

Gastro-pub grub, cafés and smaller independents are excellent.