Tim Hart, Owner of Hart's

Tim Hart, Owner

Qualified by a country upbringing and a Cambridge philosophy degree to do nothing in particular, Tim Hart tried to be a high-powered investment banker for 10 years before finding his vocation as a hotelier, restauranteur and small-time entrepreneur. Hambleton Hall in Rutland (1979) was his first venture and he was quite content perfecting this rural idyll until nagged by Nottingham based clients to open HART’S.

Dan Burridge – Head Chef

Dan started cooking from an early age, inspired by his German mother and experiences eating at great restaurants.
He took over as Head Chef in 2011 and leads the kitchen with passion – this shines through in all he creates.  He loves nothing more than sharing his passion with his customers and will readily go to a customer’s table to talk through a dish and how he achieved the combination of flavours or textures.

Stefa Hart, Owner and Interior Designer

Tim Hart’s wife masterminds the interior design of the hotels and restaurant. She has produced one of the most beautiful and glamorous hotel interiors in the UK at Hambleton Hall, but always claims she is most interested in comfort and practicality, these concepts have been well reflected in HART’S.

Sally Martin – General Manager

Sally Martin, Hart’s Restaurant General Manager

A vital asset to our restaurant team since March 1999. Sally divides her spare time between her family and her wine training to hone the palate. She is also an excellent source of information about what’s on in our local cinemas.