Perth's Roost Restaurant on TV
Top chef Tim Dover and his wife who run The Roost restaurant at Bridge of Earn near Perth
were delighted to beat hundreds of other entrants and get selected for Channel 5’s TV
show 'Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars'.
And they impressed the famous chef so much, they made it through to the final.
The series saw top restaurants competing against each other under the watchful eye of the
famous chef, reputedly an ‘enfant terrible’ of cuisine setting exacting standards for anyone
in his kitchen.
To get to the final, Tim and Anna Dover were cooking and serving up against award winning
restaurant The Old Butchers in England. Their task was to prepare lamb with sweetbreads,
red mullet and haunch of venison, all in only four hours.
Tim is no stranger to top establishments having worked in Michelin-starred restaurants.
Starting work at 15, he went on to work under chef David Wilson at Fife’s Peat Inn and
under Nick Nairn in Glasgow before heading to New York’s world-famous Daniel’s.
Tim and Anna have been together for more than 11 years and bought The Roost as a café
before turning it into a restaurant.
Marco Pierre White said it was really exciting to be involved in judging professional restaurateurs.
“Really good restaurants balance great food with brilliant service and that’s all about the
partnership between the chef and front of house. That’s why a lot of restaurants are run by couples.”
New Restaurant of the Year, 2012.