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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 & welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Enterprising chef-patron balancing quality and value

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- AA Inspector
Chapter One
Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, BROMLEY, BR6 8NF
Phone : 01689 854848

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover Greater London

Greater London is one of the world’s largest urban areas; 33 boroughs stretching north to Enfield, south to Croydon, east to Havering, west to Hillingdon and with central London at the heart of it all.

Greater London was officially created in 1965, but the boroughs themselves all have their own histories going back much further. Greenwich is home to the Prime Meridian, which all clocks on earth take their time from, while Hounslow contains Heathrow Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. Greater London contains a multitude of parks and green spaces, from the six Royal Parks (including Richmond Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Regent’s Park) and other huge open spaces like Hampstead Heath and Clapham Common; to smaller community spaces like Clissold Park in Stoke Newington and Burgess Park in Southwark.

The centre of London has its quiet spaces too, like Coram’s Field by Great Ormond Street, and Camley Street Natural Park, a stone’s throw from King’s Cross and St Pancras. One of the city’s most impressive features is the London Underground. Beginning in 1863 as the Metropolitan Railway, it took commuters into The City from the suburbs of Middlesex. It was the first underground railway in the world, and now consists of 11 lines, 270 stations, and 250 miles (402km) of track. It’s estimated that nearly five million journeys are taken every day, and there are nearly one and a half billion riders each year.  At peak times, there are more than 543 trains whizzing around the Capital.

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