Anita-Clare Field is Chef Patron of La Petite Bouchée together with wife Caroline. Field, previously a successful magazine publisher in London changed career direction after a serious accident left her unable to work. After her final surgery she decided to follow her passion food and in 2014 La Petite Bouchée was launched. Initially operating in the back of their converted Vintage Citroen HY camper van La Petite Bouchée soon has a cult following and for 3 days a week was a “Hidden Restaurant” in a park in South East London. Self taught, with an exceptional palette, Field’s food centres on a few seasonal ingredients delivering big flavours.
By November 2016 it had won The Time Out Love London Award for Best Restaurant and appeared on Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jnr. On that high Anita-Clare and Caroline Field packed up everything lock stock and barrel and moved to Witheridge a small village in North Devon. La Petite Bouchée was relaunched again in May 2017 in a converted dining room in the back of their home, previously the village butchers. The dining room has 20 covers capacity and is open on Friday and Saturday.
La Petite Bouchée continues to serve the best locally sourced produce and ingredients to the local community and guests from all over the UK. Since arriving in Devon, Field has obtained 2 Taste of The West Gold awards, Runner up for best Bistro 2017 Food and Drink Devon and Finalist in The Devon Life Newcomer of the Year Award. La petite Bouchée continues to thrive and is proud to grow all its own vegetables and fruit as well as using its network of suppliers within 10 miles of the restaurant.