Food for thought: Murry Newbury

Murry Newbury - Ferndale Garden Centre
Murry Newbury - Ferndale Garden Centre

Murry Newbury is assistant manager at Ferndale Garden Centre, Coal Aston – returning after running his own village convenience store for 15 years. He lives in Dronfield with wife Caroline, children Alice and Harry and two dogs.

Are you a cook?

Not really. After a busy day I love my food prepared when I get home!

Any cooking tips?

Do all the washing up and you’ll find you get fed.

What’s your favourite dish?

I do like a nice medium rare fillet steak in peppercorn sauce with three-times-cooked chips.

And a drink to go with it?

A nice lager like Peroni or a local real ale: Thornbridge Jaipur is a favourite.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

Little Italy in Dronfield: they have a gorgeous pepperoni pasta dish or a super steak.

And pub?

I rarely go to the pub – I prefer to drink at home.

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

Fish and chips at the seaside. They always seems to be disappointing when you think they’d be the best.

And the best?

Chez Lahlou in Walkley, home of massive portions! I’ve never got as far as the puddings as I’m always too full. Their huge smoked salmon and prawn is a particular favourite.

Your favourite TV cook?

Hairy Bikers – love their style.

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

Great variety of restaurants from all different parts of the world – and it’s easy to get there from Dronfield on the train!