23 April 2014

Chapter One

016 8932 6019

Locksbottom, Farnborough Common, Kent BR6 8NF

£44.00 Modern European Kent

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  • Wine: £14.50
  • Champagne: £36.50
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6.30-10.30pm (Fri-Sat -11pm) Sun 12N-3pm 6.30-9.30pm

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Pleasingly elegant decor, capable service and keen out-of-town prices, combined with Andrew McLeish’s clever cooking, make Chapter One well worth a drive down the A21. The Michelin-starred chef fashions all-manner of worldly-wise dishes from top-drawer materials and it’s certainly vivacious stuff, showing a high degree of culinary technique – though beware irritating supplements on the fixed-price menus. The kitchen deals in exquisite plates loaded with big, bold flavours: starters of jugged hare with pancetta, potato espuma and hare satay or smoked haddock kedgeree embellished with squid, red-vein sorrel and curry mayonnaise might precede a pithivier of free-range chicken with roasted foie gras, pancetta, Brussels sprouts and Madeira-glazed chestnuts. To finish, perhaps try peanut butter pannacotta with golden lime sorbet and pearls of cassis. The wine team will help with food-matching selections from an extensive list.

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  1. Chapter One

    Locksbottom, Farnborough Common, Kent BR6 8NF
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    David T.
      Silver Reviewer  (10)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 9

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  1. Chapter One is a one Michelin-star commanding restaurant, based rather unusually out in the suburbs of Kent rather than the standard West End. The distance is misleading though and a swift 30 minute drive later, we were pulling up. The prices are another pleasant surprise – Sunday night sees 3 courses for £31.95 and the choices are mouth watering. For a set menu, it’s extensive featuring over 6 options. What is a little annoying is the randomly spliced supplements adorning the set menu. 1 menu supplement seems reasonable, 3 seemed excessive...
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