“The Kitchen in Farnborough is a restaurant that believes food should speak for itself. With none of the airs or graces you expect from an ex-Savoy chef-owner, the restaurant has been in the hands of husband-and-wife team Anthony and Jo Robinson, for the past 15 years as a gastropub.
At the start of this year it was transformed into the kind of place they wanted to eat at. The Kitchen now has an almost supper club feel, with mismatch furniture, ornate plates, bottles of water with cucumber ribbons and a real personal touch.
The revolutionised menu is simple but well thought out, focusing on what’s available (mostly from their kitchen garden) and the place has a chameleon atmosphere – great for both people wanting a four-course meal, and dog walkers looking for a half pint and a bowl of water.”
“The Kitchen’s menu is packed full with interesting British food finds, including heritage tomatoes and whipped westcombe ricotta, Hook Norton duck eggs, Worcestershire bacon (like a speck ham) and Sussex halloumi. Cornish stone bass and lamb are joined by ‘garden vegetables’ that are pulled out of the ground that day.
It’s great sitting here, watching the sun go down from the window, as the gardener outside finishes tending to the edible flowers for the day.
The menu sets the place up for all kinds of different occasions, too – you can get small dishes, large dishes, kitchen bites like a mug of soup, or plates from their Robata charcoal grill and traditional stone pizza oven, both outside in the beer garden.”
“The Kitchen in Farnborough is the result of years of research and hard graft. The style and energy of the food and garden really works together to create a very holistic, feel-good offering, giving great value for people who care about where the food on their plate comes from.”
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Thank you Liz for such a wonderful review
The Kitchen Team x