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Ted Walsh

Ted Walsh is one of the best known race horse trainers in the country. He has been a fixture in racing circles all his life.

Among his many achievements in the field was his amazing double in 2000, when Commanche Court won the Irish Grand National and Papillon romped home to take the English Grand National.

Both horses were trained by Ted and ridden by his son, Ruby.

Ted has been no stranger to success on the race track for many years as he was 11 times crowned Irish Amateur Champion as a jockey.

More recently he much in demand as a racing commentator for Irish and international television broadcasters.

Ted brings his own forthright, no-nonsense approach to bear on his time in the kitchen in The Restaurant.

Ted is a firm believer in honest food with large portions.

"There's no point in bringing a fellow to a restaurant", says Ted, "and then half starving the man with portions that wouldn't feed a mouse!".

He's not a great fan of decorative presentation, believing that good food should stand up without the need for fancy frills and sauces.

Will Ted Walsh enjoy a tour of the winner's enclosure tonight, or will the critics insist on putting his menu out to grass?

Find out in The Restaurant.

Click here to get the menu and recipe's from tonight's show.

Read what guest critic Hugo Arnold and the others said here.

Ted Walsh
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