Native looks to provide its guests with an original dining experience that encapsulates the country's best wild food that is native to the UK through a combination of innovative cooking and country thrift. Our food looks to unite the country’s best Foraged Foods and Game in a laid back, full flavour adventure through the British seasons.
Native was concocted by Ivan & Imogen, who together have scaled the mountains of street food markets & pop up resturants to finally settle in the tranquil setting of Neal's Yard and following, Borough Market.
Initially self taught, Ivan went on to work for the truly inspirational River Cottage HQ in Devon and the Michelin Starred Blue Hill Farm at Stone Barns in New York, fine tuning his skills and further developing his passion for natural, foraged and seasonal produce. Building upon this knowledge Ivan has received a Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Food and passed his WSET exam in wine with Distinction.
Having grown up in rural Northamptonshire, Imogen has always been at one with nature, running her family falconry business and managing the infamous Rufus the hawk. Hunter gathering is in Imogens blood, learning from a very young age the crafts of plucking, skinning & foraging whilst nurturing a truly wonderful palate for the wild food of Britain. Imogen was named in Grace Dents "10 People to Watch in the food industry 2017".