Food for thought: Bob Turnbull

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Bob Turnbull is chairman of City Taxis, which he founded as Regency in 1984, and also opened a restaurant in Hillsborough, now Sette Colli.

Are you a cook?

More of an amateur - but I do like cooking. I used to help chef in the restaurant back in the day, and had a fish and chip shop before that.

Any cooking tips?

Lightly steam veg or you’ll boil all goodness out and use fresh produce wherever possible of course.

What’s your favourite dish?

There’s no food I don’t like but fish is a favourite. I’d order grilled halibut with a little lemon and black pepper.

And a drink to go with it?

At the moment I rather like Viognier with my fish. Or a nice bold red like my old favourite Chateauneuf.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

Gusto, Norfolk Row , f or their delicious seabass or Marco at Milano, Millhouses for devilled chicken liver.

And pub?

I’m not one for pubs, but the Pointing Dog on Ecclesall Road has become a handy spot to meet friends recently.

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

Calves liver in Tenerife- it just wasn’t! I just looked at and never tasted it.

And the best?

Pork belly at Fischer’s, Baslow Hall.

Your favourite TV cook?

Rick Stein for his interesting fish from all round the world, and travel programmes on wonderful street food.

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

I’d like to see more good restaurants in the town centre and gastro pubs for good food.