I’m Alice, a country girl with a big passion for cooking home grown, locally sourced British produce combined with a love of entertaining. I create unique dining experiences for people that enjoy home cooking, with the luxury of all the best bits from a restaurant, and the feel of a dinner party with friends. Every experience is relaxed and comfortable and during the lighter months the breath-taking views can be enjoyed across the garden and countryside.
Now you know a little about what I offer, let me explain why I open up my home to provide this for people like you:
I’m a self-taught home cook and from a young age was doing all the cooking for the family. It was my legacy to my mum – to follow in her footsteps by inheriting a deep rooted love of food, ingredients and cooking.
Fast forward through the years, and food continued to feature. From completing a cookery course at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine to opening a bakery on Koh Tao in Thailand, it’s a part of me that I want to keep growing.
Now back to my farming roots, serving food grown from the land, I’m bringing together all my skills and experiences with Through the Looking Glass. Eventually I want to be self sufficient with every menu grown and reared here on the farm. Vegetables, fruit, flowers – edible and decorative, herbs, eggs and meat. Nothing compares to the flavour of corn on the cob that is cooked within minutes of being picked, or a perfectly ripe tomato eaten warm from the greenhouse! For now, I’ll continue to grow what I can whilst supporting local farmers, markets, delis and butchers.
I recently had the privilege of joining friends for a secret supper at Through the Looking Glass. The food served was exceptional, locally sourced, superbly cooked and extremely tasty. I can not recommend this venue enough.
Great relaxed evening with excellent food.
Chic décor · Fine dining
We had a fabulous experience, great food, beautiful setting and friendly staff. Would thoroughly for romantic dinner for two to a group get together – takes all the stress out of entertaining!Zoe
We had a fantastic dining experience last weekend. The food was delicious (either home-grown or produced locally), the setting and view fantastic. The table had been laid beautifully and decorated with flowers from the garden. We had a wonderful attentive waitress. I cannot wait to go again! Strongly recommendFiona
Group of 12 all loved every aspect! Some comments we shared:
Great relaxed atmosphere.
Never felt rushed.
Perfect gap between courses to chat and make space for more very tasty, filling and beautifully presented food. All together a fab night out.
If this was come dine with me, I’d give a 10 in the taxi home.
Highly recommended by all of us.
Will book again.
Wow, so impressed. I am a compulsive diner and Through the Looking Glass comes up tops. Not a chef? You should have a Michelin star. Very unique. Alice the owner is a legend and we were also looked after by the lovely Marcella. Until the next time.
Creative cuisine · Chic décor · Stylish interior · Great food · Scenic views · Farm-to-table
From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by Alice and felt completely at home. The dining room was beautiful and felt like a fine dining experience. The menu was fresh and delicious, bring your own worked extremely well and we were topped up and served by two friendly and professional waitresses. Highly recommend for a catch up with friends or a romantic meal for two. Looking forward to returning when the summer light is back to enjoy the view!Rebecca
Alice, you are one remarkable lady! Thank you for hosting an amazing birthday dinner for my Dad. We all had a lovely evening and devoured your delicious 3 course menu. Can’t wait to visit again! Thoroughly recommend Through the Looking Glass.
Farm-to-table · Scenic views · Stylish interior · Great food
Had a wonderful meal at ‘Through the looking glass’ last night. Alice cooks brilliantly and both Alice and Emma were absolutely charming. Lovely setting too with great views and comfortable and elegant dining room! We came across this venue by chance on facebook, and it is a well kept secret! We are already looking forward to our next visit!
Scenic views · Cosy atmosphere · Chic décor · Creative cuisine · Great food
Thank you Alice for a wonderful evening. on Saturday. Everyone really enjoyed it, the food was delicious and the service was just perfect.
Stylish interior · Scenic views · Cosy atmosphere · Great food
Had a lovely meal on Friday..thoroughly recommend.Sharon
Had a really great evening last night at TTLG – great service and concept, I can’t recommend highly enough!
Oh yeah, the food!! You can tell when everything is not only fresh, but also grown and reared locally!!
Looking forward to going back.
We had a lovely meal. I loved that we just showed up and didn’t have to think about anything more. Great food and friendly atmosphere! Thanks Alice:)!Lynn
Fantastic private dining experience. We had a delicious three course lunch for our work Christmas party. Highly recommended.
Scenic views · Cosy atmosphere · Great food
Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful evening last night! The food was superb, with an amazing relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service. Cannot recommend enough…..will be returning very soon.Alex
Thank you Alice and team for such a lovely evening for our late Christmas party. Everyone had a great time and as always the food was absolutely delicious and great vegan options as well. Thanks from all at Piglets Bottom Farm ?xJackie