Enjoy award-winning cuisine in stylish surroundings Imagine a restaurant where the food is as special as the ambience. Where superb cooking is combined with elegant decor and impeccable service. And where the staff care as much about the quality of your dining experience as you do. Welcome to Chapter One. With a Michelin star and four AA rosettes, Chapter One is all about excellence, yet with a strong focus on value for money. Executive Head Chef Andrew McLeish and his team have created an impressive modern European menu that truly inspires. Focusing on perfectly balanced, seasonal ingredients, it’s complemented by an extensive wine list that allows you to create the ideal combination of flavours.
Exceptional yet affordable
Dining in style at Chapter One won’t cost you the earth. Although confirmed as amongst the very best of Britain’s restaurants our reputation as a first class destination restaurant has been forged over a number of years.
Our Head Chef
Andrew McLeish has been the driving force behind Chapter One’s unique blend of dining since March 2000. He began his career with Nico Landenis at Chez Nico in London’s Park Lane, before honing his management and private function skills at London’s premier five-star hotel, The Ritz. Prior to being headhunted for Chapter One, he was Head Chef of the Dining Room at The Landmark in London, one of the capital’s most prestigious hotels.
How to find us
Chapter One is conveniently located just outside Bromley at the A21 junction with the A232, just ten minutes or so by car from junction 4 of the M25. We have a large private car park.
Chapter One Restaurant Farnborough Common Locksbottom Kent BR6 8NF Tel: 01689 854848
What the experts say “Chapter One has become a landmark for local foodies. The surroundings may please, but the main attraction is Andrew McLeish’s supremely confident and technically assured cooking. Prices are a world away from W1 overkill.” Good Food Guide 2012 “West End quality food well below West End prices from Chef Andrew McLeish, has carved out a huge reputation for this superb ‘stalwart’ – an unusually notable destination by suburban standards.” Harden’s UK Restaurant Guide 2012 “...restaurants serving fine food at reasonable prices are hard to find. So Chapter One is a rarity.” OK Magazine “Chapter One is both an outstanding local restaurant and a culinary experience worth travelling for. If you’re looking for affordable, consistent and lovingly well-executed food in relaxed but smart surroundings, you could do a lot worse than making the visit to Locksbottom.” By Rosie Birkett, a freelance food writer and a regular contributor to the Guardian
Exclusive dining for a special event The right venue can turn a gathering into an event. If you’re looking for a truly distinctive experience, the private dining room at Chapter One is ideal. Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, a dinner party or a corporate get-together, your guests will enjoy excellent cuisine in exclusive surroundings. Situated on the first floor of Chapter One, our private dining room is fully air-conditioned and has its own cloakroom and private bar. The stylish ambience is perfect for intimate get-togethers or larger gatherings, with a choice of layouts providing a seating capacity of up to 55 people. There’s no room hire charge for parties of 20 or more ordering a full menu. Our Executive Chef, Andrew McLeish, has created a splendid range of perfectly balanced menus to suit any occasion, from a banquet to a business lunch. Each menu includes a choice of three starters, three main courses and three desserts, with vegetarian options. Our dedicated Events Manager is at hand to assist planning and can provide a variety of additional services, including printed name cards, menus and table plans, flowers, cakes and table decorations.
Chapter One Capacities Dining: Boardroom U-shaped Round tables
up to 20 up to 26 up to 55
Meetings: Boardroom Theatre style
up to 20 up to 50
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please call 01689 854848. High-quality outside catering and event management. We can bring the Chapter One dining experience to you. Our outside catering division, Chapters Events, can provide the same high standards of cuisine for an event in your home, garden or grounds or at your chosen venue. We can also provide a complete event planning and management service.
Chapter One Restaurant Farnborough Common Locksbottom Kent BR6 8NF Tel: 01689 854848 www.chaptersrestaurants.co.uk