Masterchef finalist launches new menu at Woodbridge restaurant

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The chef at the Woodbridge has launched a new menu. Pictured: Sci Daniels and The Royale with Cheese. - Credit: The Crown

A Masterchef finalist has launched a new menu as he takes up a new role at a Woodbridge restaurant.

Sci Daniels, newly-appointed head chef at The Crown, is promising a menu that appeals to both "taste buds and eyes alike".

Mr Daniels has been in the industry for 30 years and got to the final in series nine of Masterchef: The Professionals, losing out to winner Gary Maclean.

Originally from Suffolk, the chef is bringing his expertise home and is launching a new menu to the east Suffolk restaurant.

The new menu comes with an array of tongue-in-cheek names as well as some being dedicated to local dignitaries and the monarchy.

Dishes include a spin on eggs royale called Eggs Seckford which is served with mousseline sauce and bacon and speciality burger The Royale with Cheese which comes with a beef, bone marrow and truffle patty.

David Scott, chief executive officer for The Hotel Folk Group, which owns The Crown at Woodbridge, said: “I have no doubt that this is the first of many menus that Sci will create to inspire and excite guests.

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"We’re absolutely dedicated to ensuring that The Crown at Woodbridge is a place that is front of mind when deciding where to dine, and I am convinced that the quality of food on these menus will do just that.”