A 'luxury' care home has hired the services of a string of Michelin star chefs to ensure its residents tuck into the finest possible cuisine.

On Friday the Spinney Care Home in Chingford launched a book of 136 recipes compiled with the help of the Great British Chefs organisation, catering experts, and friends and family of those who live at the home.

The book, which includes recipes by restaurateurs decorated with the culinary world's highest honour, aims to inspire the Spinney's chefs Sue Avery and Angela Hale to create the highest quality food and offer a high end restaurant style experience.

They were joined by Ready, Steady, Cook's Ainsley Harriott for the launch.

He said: “I am very impressed with this new cookery book.

"Of course health and nutrition are absolutely essential when it comes to menus offered in care homes and all the recipes in this excellent book have been developed with that in mind.

"But it’s also so important to offer varied and exciting food and to present it well – after all we ‘eat with our eyes’ too.

"It was great to see Sue and Angela so committed to taking on the recipes and the guidance given in this new cookery book and I wish them great joy in cooking for their residents in the future."

The Spinney advertises itself as 'luxury' residential care home for people with dementia.

Ms Avery added: “What a fantastic day. I cooked new dishes with encouragement and advice from Ainsley – including some popular favourites and some exciting new world food ideas I’ve never attempted before.

"I am really excited to start offering these to my residents."