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Orange Zest Cake – Cake of the Month

Now this recipe will give you the step by step instructions to make our glorious orange zest cake. Perfect for a family occasion or even if you want to indulge yourself as a treat!

Inga Kėblerytė – Yurt Manager

‘Inga Keblerytė is our Yurt Manager. She has over nine years of experience in the restaurant industry, formerly working at Yarnton Nurseries Garden Centre, and has been a supervisor for five years. A native of Lithuania, Inga appreciates good food and is committed to Nicholson’s philosophy of sustainability. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, travelling and walking in the beautiful British countryside. Inga helps to coordinate the serving team and ensure guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience in the Yurt.

Luis Veiga – Head Chef

Luis Viega is our ‘supermo assitente chefe’ (or supreme assistant chef). The Portuguese native joins the Yurt kitchen team with an impressive 8 years of experience in commercial kitchens behind him. Having worked in massive brand restaurant chains such as Carluccio’s and Bill’s, as well as the, former high-end, Café Villandry based in Bicester Village, there’s no doubt he knows great tasting food. Luis knowledge and ability to come in and help produce great, simple and surprising food means is he is an indispensable addition to our growing team.

Daniel Stevens – Sous Chef / Assistant Kitchen Manager

Dan joins the team after a 15-year stint in fashion retail management, an industry which he very much enjoyed and learnt a lot from. Dan made the leap into the food industry a few years ago, working from food trucks to restaurants, and eventually landing with us here at Nicholsons. So far Dan has enjoyed his start and is looking forward to helping shape the future of the Yurt’s offering.

Lidde Hanson – Yurt Assistant

Lidde is our young, cheerful and exotic new recruit, straight from Brussels, Belgium. On her gap year before she goes to university in Holland, she has come to work in the Yurt to be a part of a great hospitality team and to share her exemplary knowledge of Belgian chocolate delicacies. Previously, she has worked for various chocolate boutiques in the heart of Brussels and spent six months abroad in Elsinore, Denmark, learning about international relations and cultures. Her diverse background is surely a privilege to be enjoyed by all customers and she will be a great addition to the Yurt team.

An Environmentally Friendly Yurt

In an age of plastic waste and landfill rubbish, it is important to be productive in the changing of habits. From little adjustments like turning the tap off or wearing a woolly jumper instead of turning the heating up, to big lifestyle changes like cutting out plastic or composting your own waste. We love all these ideas and work hard to be as ecologically sustainable as possible.

New Year, New Look… Re-opening Jan 18th

We’ve had a fantastic 2017, and we’d like to thank every single one of our lovely customers. After a brilliant year, we’ve decided to take a few weeks to up our game even further – December has brought snow, sleet, and sludge so we’re swapping our old fan heater for a shiny new wood burner to really heat things up!

Christmas at The Yurt

This Festive Season brings new flavours and culinary delights and, nestled in a horticultural haven, we can’t help but get involved. Every year, Nicholsons comes to life at Christmas; tall trees as far as the eye can see, colourful wreaths hanging in abundance and fairy lights galore. This year though, we’ve jumped on the bandwagon with our own kitchen garden.