Adding another branch to its extending list, The Ambrette is opening the doors of its third restaurant in Canterbury on 21st July.
The Ambrette serves Indian food prepared from Kentish ingredients. The Ambrette Canterbury is set within the historic city walls on Beer Cart Lane within walking distance of the world famous Canterbury Cathedral, and other major tourist attractions. The restaurant at Canterbury will be the biggest Ambrette so far with approximately 100 seats.
The concept of Ambrette was launched in February 2010, starting with the award winning branch in Margate, Kent, and is influenced by regional Indian cooking. The founder, Dev Biswal has an artistic and open minded approach to creating dishes with influences of other global cuisines such as French and South East Asian; these are reflected throughout the menu.
A spokesperson for The Ambrette said:
“We have an adventurous approach to ingredients and food in general and encourage people to experiment and cook at home. We are on a mission to nurture and enhance the culinary tradition of society by bringing diverse world cuisine together on one platform.”
The Ambrette, winner of the Restaurant of the Year award at the Kent Taste Awards, plans to develop the new Canterbury branch as their prime restaurant; because of its more central location and larger customer capacity. Canterbury attracts over one million tourists every year and so The Ambrette are excited to showcase their unique cuisine to visitors from the continent and beyond.
Taking on a ‘Kent meets World’ theme, the main contractors for The Ambrette were LSM; who designed the restaurant in keeping with the menu. There is a scheme of calming colours at The Ambrette Canterbury with occasional bursts of Indian and garden of England colours and patterns.
Vanessa Warrilow said:
“The interior offers scope for a mixture of intimate dining and more casual party seating, from dark and cosy to a backdrop of bright sunshine during the day in the window areas. We have created a couple of really dark ambience filled seating alcoves, which I am sure will always be the first to be booked up.”
The Ambrette boasts an extensive list of seven menus; a la carte, lunch menu, wine menu, tasting menu, vegetarian tasting menu, fish tasting menu and the pre/post theatre menu. All menus’ can be altered to fit most dietary requirements and intolerances.
The lunch menu offers one course for £8.95, two for £14.95 or three courses for £19.95; over 60’s with a privilege card receive a special offer of three courses for £10.95. The lunch menu is made up of deliciously seasoned starters; artichokes and pomegranate, Kentish sausages or crab and beetroot cake followed by an array of meat and fish dishes with seasonal accompaniments, further followed by Lemon posset, Nectarine and dark chocolate ice-cream, Chocolate samosa’s or Exotic rose flavoured vanilla crème brulee.
The a la carte menu consists of starters and main courses; from samosa’s and spicy potatoes to slow roasted duck leg and Kentish venison loin.
Tasting menus range from meat, fish and vegetarian options and costs £44.95 per person. These menus are brimming with several smaller dishes; ideal for those who like a little bit of everything or for parties where people may prefer to graze.
The Ambrette showcases a seasonal menu which changes every three months featuring locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Ingredients from the woodlands of Kent are also highlighted in various dishes. In addition, exotic ingredients are often included, all of which meet the brands strict environment friendly ethos before they are used in the menus.
The Canterbury branch is set to be a success with the locals, as well as visitors of the area. The 88 cover venue can cater for all occasions; drinks with friends, dinner with family as well as parties of up to 20 people. The restaurant has tailor made specially constructed bench seating for parties or larger groups, and benches which hold 10 people each.
For more information visit http://www.theambrette.co.uk