Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars

Episode 2 - Steven Higginson and Carly Jones, Starlys

Spotting a gap in the local market, Steven and Carly opened their intimate restaurant bistro in Stavely in 2007, offering Indian food with a Cumbrian twist.

Episode 2 - Steven Higginson and Carly Jones, Starlys

Chef: Steven Higginson
Front of house: Carly Jones
Restaurant: Starlys, Cumbria
Audition dish: Tamarind chicken

Chef Steven and front of house Carly, met five years ago, selling holiday time shares.  They moved to Stavely in the Lake District and, when they realised that there were no local Indian restaurants, decided to open their own in 2007.  It’s an intimate restaurant bistro with a small menu, offering Indian food with a Cumbrian twist. 

Carly has worked in bars and hotels, and Steve is a self-taught chef.  Both were nervous about starting out with the restaurant, but now they’re much more confident and enjoy working together.

At their Liverpool audition they served tamarind chicken.