Chapter One Restaurant

“Enterprising chef-patron balancing quality and value” - AA Inspector



Official Rating
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Staff well being checks on arrival; if required, disposable gloves and masks available; reduced menu; risk assessments from supplier required;

Our Inspector's view

Situated snugly on the suburban cusp of Kent, Andrew McLeish's relaxing venue looks discreetly upmarket, with crisply linened tables and gastronomic prints setting a refined tone. Whether you go for the six-course taster, the carte, or the remarkably wallet-friendly menu du jour, McLeish strikes an inviting balance here between assured modern European cooking and the pressing need to offer value. Pressed terrine of pig’s head with a crispy croquant, gribiche sauce and mustard dressing makes for a punchy opener, while main course brings roast Barbary duck breast alongside crisp Anna potatoes, orange braised chicory, red cabbage and duck jus. There’s an effortless understanding of combinations throughout the dishes, and dessert fits the bill with indulgent Valrhona chocolate marquise vividly offset by boozy griottine cherries and cherry sorbet.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Chapter One Restaurant
Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, BROMLEY, BR6 8NF
Phone : 01689 854848


  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Sunday Night, Monday and Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12:00
  • Lunch served until: 3:00pm
  • Dinner served from: 6:00pm
  • Dinner served until: 10.30pm
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 24
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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