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Kent is home to a number of Michelin starred and critically acclaimed restaurants.

Those who enjoy fine dining have many options when it comes to dining in the county.

We all love to be impressed when we eat out, and that includes Judge Masterchef and Man of Kent, Gregg Wallace.

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The 56-year-old lives in Biddenden with his family after leaving south London via Whitstable.



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This week Gregg sat down exclusively with KentLive to talk about all things Masterchef, training and family life.

He also provided KentLive readers with some tips and recommendations on some of his favorite restaurants in the county.

Unsurprisingly, Gregg named The West House in Biddenden as well as the ever popular Rocksalt in Folkestone.



Antonio and Sara in front of La Follia

Gregg did, however, reserve a special mention for an Italian restaurant in Tunbridge Wells.

The star of the popular BBC One cooking show admitted he stumbled upon the restaurant but called his meal “superb”.

On one of his rare visits to Tunbridge Wells, Gregg enjoyed a meal at La Follia, a quintessential Italian restaurant in the heart of the city.

Managed by Sara and Antonio, La Follia brings the flavors of Monza Italy to West Kent with high quality cuisine paired with ‘Italian’ hospitality.

Recalling his visit to the restaurant, Gregg said: “There is a lovely little Italian that I only went to once when I was in Tunbridge Wells, he is tiny and can only accommodate about 40 people. “

“La Folio in Tunbridge Wells, if you want real Italian food go for it, it’s superb!”

“I ran into it by accident but it’s fantastic,” he added.

Gregg has just finished filming the new Masterchef series but hasn’t revealed anything.



Gregg and Jon will oversee the debates
Gregg has always been present on Masterchef

“I love Masterchef, I just finished the final of the Masterchef professionals!

“The food is fair… I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of it. I don’t know where you would go or how much you would have to spend to taste this kind of food.”

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