Our Story

Steven & Victoria Kiernan welcome you to Willows of Somerset.

Steven is a highly respected Irish Chef who trained and qualified in some of London’s best known celebrity hotels and restaurants. Until quite recently he was Senior Sous Chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen in the City of London and previously worked as Senior Sous Chef at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteen, in Shoreditch.

He has previously held Head Chef positions at The Soho Hotel, The Sanderson Hotel, Babylon- Richard Branson’s Roof Gardens restaurant in Kensington and received training at the prestigious Simpsons in the Strand, part of The Savoy Hotel.

In 2012 Steven and Victoria  took the life-changing decision to quit London and escape to the country with their young family and have now settled in the county town of Taunton. Willows Deli is named after their first daughter, Willow. And Silvers Pantry, which opened in November 2013, is named after their second daughter, Silver.

Willows Deli closed down in early 2014, but Silvers Pantry continues to go from strength to strength and recently went to number 1 on TripAdvisor for the Taunton area.