Chef: Steven Saunders was trained at the Savoy Hotel in London in the seventies and went on to become Britain’s youngest Chef Patron of The White Hart, Great Yeldham, in 1981 when he was only 19. After several years as Chef Patron, he bought his first restaurant The Pink Geranium in 1986.
In 1989 he was awarded a Michelin red M (now called a “Bib Gourmand“) and 3 AA Rosettes, and maybe even 1 star, putting the Pink Geranium in the top 20 UK restaurants. He appeared as a regular on BBC’s Good Morning TV and then launched the BBC hit TV series Ready Steady Cook in 1994.
He expanded his restaurant and hotel business to The Sheene Mill Hotel near Cambridge, The Lowry, Manchester, Brocket Hall Restaurant and Golf Club, Welwyn Garden City and Steven Saunders in Newmarket (the first 100% accredited organic restaurant).
He also won awards for Best Restaurant UK (for The Pink Geranium), Business Person of the Year, a Fellow of the Master Chefs Association, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and an Acorn (Caterer Magazine award) for Best Young Restaurateur.
Visit: 31 July 2018, lunch for four.
Review: The Little Geranium Restaurant is a small 50 seat restaurant located in the centre of La Cala de Mijas, behind the Town Hall. For lunch, you can choose from a contemporary tapas menu, while you can enjoy fine dining in the evening.
The food is very good, and the service friendly. Steve always comes around after the serving to greet guests and have a chat.
This is a “fun” restaurant, with excellent food and wine, and well worth a visit if you are in Mijas.
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