RestaurantsKentLocksbottomBR6

survey result

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Back to its best” – long-time chef Andy McLeish and his business partner purchased this well-known site in late 2017, and have re-established it as one of the major destinations on the fringes of south east London and beyond. “Dishes are beautifully presented and have substance as well as style” and service is “very efficient, slick and unobtrusive”. The only hitch used to be the “staid” and “old-fashioned” interior, but early 2019 saw a month-long, six-figure revamp, and early reports say “post-revamp, the dining room is buzzing” with “an atmosphere of contentment”. Top Tip – “special lunch menus continue to be a bargain worth travelling for”.

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Back to its best” – long-time chef Andy McLeish and his business partner purchased this well-known site in late 2017, and have re-established it as one of the major destinations on the fringes of south east London and beyond. “Dishes are beautifully presented and have substance as well as style” and service is “very efficient, slick and unobtrusive”. The only hitch used to be the “staid” and “old-fashioned” interior, but early 2019 saw a month-long, six-figure revamp, and early reports say “post-revamp, the dining room is buzzing” with “an atmosphere of contentment”. Top Tip – “special lunch menus continue to be a bargain worth travelling for”.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “superb” stalwart fixture of the outer London fringes has made a “welcome return to form” this year with long-time chef Andy McLeish back in the kitchen full-time, having bought the premises in late 2017 from the business that formerly employed him as group executive chef. “Although it has an unprepossessing exterior, once through the doors it’s a worthwhile experience”“picture perfect plating and great tastes” all “at fair prices”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An outstanding out-of-town restaurant, with West End standards” is how its large fan club still regard this highly popular destination – just outside London’s city limits – praising its “very high order of cooking and very professional service”. “The atmosphere is a bit sterile” though, and ebbing ratings support those who feel it’s “going downhill”. That might be about to change however, as in September 2017, Ken McLeish (exec chef of the group which formerly owned it) bought out the restaurant with the aim of “a new influx of energy” (including a more modern approach, and more emphasis on the brasserie side of the business).

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Chapter One Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Chapter One Restaurant in BR6, Locksbottom by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Chapter One restaurant.
Kathryn H
Meal kits from Chapter One were our favouri...
Reviewed 5 months, 19 days ago

"Meal kits from Chapter One were our favourite restaurant treat during lockdown - thanks for keeping us going! The meals are easy to heat, and you get so much food that we have never managed to eat it all in one sitting, which makes them very good value. We hope they continue to offer home meal kits as the restaurant is quite a long way from us, so we don't get to go that often. I have recommended them to people, and actually ordered one as a gift too!"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £24.95
SundayLunch   £29.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £14.50 £3.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, BR6 8NF
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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