Milford Italian opens 30-seat courtyard garden

New head chef at Ray’s Italian Kitchen in Milford is Thomas Boyce

AN Italian restaurant in Milford has opened a 30-seat courtyard garden to coincide with the appointment of a new head chef.


Ray’s Italian Kitchen was launched in December 2018 by local businesswoman Stacey Crouch, who was previously at the helm of The Mill at Gordleton. Named in memory of her father, it is located on High Street.

Joining Stacey and chef Ryan Long in the kitchen is new head chef Thomas Boyce who has previously worked at The Waldorf Hilton, London, and The Master Builder’s, Beaulieu.

Stacey said: “Thomas joins us at a very exciting time, as we open our sunny courtyard garden, creating an informal space that will increase our covers by 30.

“His appointment also gives us the opportunity to add to our menu, with new dishes such as ravioli al pollo and pancetta, pizza fiorentina and fritto misto.”

Thomas said: “It’s wonderful to join a small team who are so passionate about the food they serve and to be part of an exciting local business who are making their mark on the local food scene.”

Ray’s Italian Kitchen is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunchtime and evening service. For more information call 01590 645300 or email