The Garden Restaurant has been given a lighter, brighter feel by interior designer Joe Hoare of Tunbridge Wells making the most of its outlook over the south London hotel’s two acres of landscaped gardens. A broader, modern menu is designed to appeal to casual diners as well as for more formal occasions.
The historic 115-bedroom Bromley Court Hotel, a popular conference and wedding venue, has been owned since 1931 by the family of its current chairman, Clare Acker. In the 1960s it was a celebrated jazz venue hosting the likes of Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie.
Under newly appointed managing director Max Ball the Garden Restaurant is being aimed at local diners as well as business and leisure guests. Spend per head will range from £13 for a sharing board to £25 for a three-course meal.
Said Max: “We want the restaurant to develop a great reputation within the Bromley and South London area, which is why its been redesigned with a brasserie feel that’s more accessible and lends itself to any occasion. We offer sharing platters and small plates as well as full three-course meals, and want people to feel they can drop in for something to eat or a drink – whether it be morning coffee, afternoon tea or an early evening cocktail.”
Max Ball joined the hotel as managing director in March 2015, having previously worked for Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, and Forte Hotels. He heads the hotel’s management team which includes operations director Tanya Stallard, food & beverage manager Jaspal Singh, and head chef Steve Clark.
The redesign of the restaurant is part of an ongoing refurbishment of the building, which sits in a strategic position on Bromley Hill with views of several London landmarks.
“It’s an exciting time for The Bromley Court Hotel and I’m looking forward to being part of the upgrading of this very historic property,” added Max Ball.
The restaurant was officially unveiled at a launch party last month [23 April] attended by over 250 local business leaders with the red ribbon cut by Mayor of Bromley Julian Benington.