Grand designs experience at Herbert William

By April 17, 2019News

Herbert William hosted a Grand Designs experience for a second time on Tuesday 16th April.  Guests were treated to a day of wine and fine dining with food from professional chef Sven Hanson Britt in the newly fitted kitchen showroom at Herbert William.Grand designs experience at Herbert William (1)

The guests enjoyed a three-course lunch cooked by professional Master chef Sven-Hanson Britt on our showroom’s live-selection of Miele appliances.  Sven educated us about the health benefits of Spelt and gave us useful cooking tips as he prepared the gourmet feast. The starter was Smoked Trout with a Jersey New potato warm salad, followed by a mouthwatering lamb main dish.  The lamb was cooked in the Miele warming drawer at 55 degrees and then sliced, seared with a special balsamic rosemary and thyme sauce.  This was served with steamed asparagus and spinach garnished with fermented black garlic!  The dish demonstrated how delicately the Miele steam oven cooked the spinach as the leaves were perfectly cooked but remained intact. Impressive!

Guests were able to talk about their build project ideas and share tips over their gourmet meal.

For dessert Sven made a green tea infused ice cream served with popcorn like deep fried black rice on a caramel sauce made from reduced spelt. Watch the video to see the black rice “pop”

Guests learnt a great deal about the Miele appliances and how to select the best options for their needs and were invited to Miele HQ for further demonstrations.  They also had the opportunity to plan their own design projects in a one-to-one session with the expert designers of Herbert William Kitchens. Relaxing in the newly fitted showroom, they were able to watch as their design ideas, storage solutions, worksurface materials, appliances options, mood lighting, and seating possibilities harmonised into stylish kitchen designs.  In addition as part of the day, guests visited the local granite company; Landford Stone. Our  Guests were able to explore the yard and see and feel the multitude of colours and finishes of different types of natural granite and quartz. They were also able to see in real time on the on-site factory how Landford Stone transforms these raw slabs into the beautiful kitchen worktops that Herbert William supplies with many of our kitchens. Guests were impressed with the attention to detail for each piece and Landford Stone explained about the different material worktops and their properties.

Sherwood and Morgan Fabric

Sherwood and Morgan Fabrics

Sat around the natural oak table, Jan Sherwood from local textile designers Sherwood and Morgan surrounded our guests with bespoke fabrics and gave tips on kitchen finishing touches to interior design techniques. Many useful tips and ideas emerged from the day’s discussions.

Window Seat fabric at Herbert William by Sherwood and Morgan

All of our guests found the day invaluable in creative ideas and moving forward with planning their dream kitchen.

Herbert William plans to host further Grand Design days in 2019.

If you are interested in attending please register your interest below:

Yes, I’d like to be selected as a Grand Design Guest


Herbert William’s showroom is open to the public from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Herbert William recommends visitors phone ahead if they wish to speak with a designer, but just show up if more interested in getting a feel for what we have to offer.

In the showroom, you will be able to see a huge range of quality brands, including, INTUO, Mackintosh, Miele, Neff, Quooker, Neolith, Sinks from The 1810 company, Quartzforms, and Falmec.

Temporary Show Room Closure & Ordering Process

During this period of lockdown Herbert William would like to let you know how we are proceeding to run our company  

In the interest of public health our showroom is closed to the public until further notice

The Herbert William team are all working remotely from their homes. They are all able to answer queries and are continuing to liaise with clients regarding Kitchen, Bedroom or Home office designs and quotations


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