Justin and Claire Reeves moved to Dunster and opened Reeves Restaurant in June 2005. Justin has over 30 years cooking experience, starting in the early eighties at La Sorbonne in Oxford under master chef Andre Chavagnon. Subsequent positions include Head chef at Painswick House Hotel, winner of country house hotel of the year, and executive chef at Smiths Industries aerospace.
In 2015 Justin won "Somerset chef of the Year" and an unprecendented second consecutive award in 2016.
Claire was a primary school teacher prior to opening Reeves with her husband. She also has many years of restaurant and bar experience including The Bear at Woodstock. Claire runs the front of house at Reeves Restaurant with a warm welcome and attention to detail seldom found in many restaurants.
Reeves restaurant was highly commended in "Somerset Restaurant of the Year" 2016