The Chesterfield Mayfair Signature Dish


Our Executive Chef Nathan Hindmarsh shares his signature recipe for Dover Sole, one of the favourite dishes on the menu at Butlers restaurant. 


Grilled Dover Sole, new potatoes and wilted spinach with Hollandaise sauce. This recipe serves four.

Dover sole


  • 4 fresh Dover Sole cleaned and skinned
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1.  Lightly season each fish with salt and pepper and dust with flour.
  2. Brush both sides with olive oil and place on a hot charcoal grill for about 90 seconds.
  3. Then carefully turn each fish at a 90 degree angle on the same side for another 90 seconds to achieve the diamond cross marking.
  4. Turn the fish over with a metal spatula and repeat on the other side.
  5. Then place the dish on a baking tray and transfer to the oven at 180°C for 9 minutes.
  6. The fish is cooked when the bones move easily away from flesh when delicately inserting a fork.

Hollandaise Sauce


  • 250g butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp tarragon vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon


  1. Melt 250g butter in a saucepan and skim any white solids from the surface.
  2. Keep the butter warm. 
  3. Put the 4 egg yolks, tarragon vinegar, a pinch of salt and a splash of ice-cold water in a metal bowl that will fit over a small pan.
  4. Whisk for a few minutes, then put the bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  5. Whisk continuously until pale and thick. or ribbon in consistency, for about 3-5 mins.
  6. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the melted butter, bit by bit until it’s all incorporated and you have a creamy hollandaise.
  7. Season with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little cayenne pepper.
  8. Keep warm until needed

Wilted Spinach


  • 1 handful of washed spinach leaves 
  • 1 knob of butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg 


  1.  Melt the butter in a saucepan on a high heat.
  2. Add the spinach leaves and sauté, stirring quickly for about 40 seconds to maintain colour and minimise liquid.
  3. Add nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.

New Potatoes


  • 5 medium new potato’s per person
  • Chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Knob of butter


  1. Boil for 15 minutes in water with a pinch of salt.
  2. Drain the potatoes.
  3. Mix in a sauce pan with butter, parsley and seasoning.

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