Our on-line advertisers

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Kent Wedding when making any enquiries.

St Julians Club
Download your free copy of Your Kent Wedding magazine
St Julians Club
Download your free copy of Your Kent Wedding magazine

Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen now open in Chislehurst

Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen now open in Chislehurst: Image 1 Husband and wife team Stuart and Cecilia Gillies opened Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen in their home town of Chislehurst, Kent. The independent bar and kitchen will specialise in serving a weekly-changing menu of modern European plates alongside a dynamic wine list.

Housed in a former brownstone Victorian bank on Chislehurst High Street, the site has been restored in its entirety and converted into a space which spans two floors. Upon entering the ground floor bar and dining area, you'll be greeted by a large showpiece hardwood and aged coppertop bar which runs the length of the downstairs wall. Upstairs is a cosy cocktail bar, with sash windows, contemporary fireplace and exposed oak beams, serving a short menu of wines, Champagnes and mixed drinks based around seasonal flavours.

When visiting the ground floor bar and dining area you can take your pick from a curated list of wines and cocktails. Assembled by Angelika Oparczyk who has 15 years working alongside Stuart at Gordon Ramsay Group, her wine list features a growing selection of both natural and English wines alongside traditional selections available both by the bottle and on tap. Angelika has also dedicated a section to showcasing dynamic young winemakers from across the continent including Vina Ilusion from Rioja, Spain and Les Vignerons d'Estezargues collective from the Rhone Valley, France.

Head chef Bobby Brown, previously of Bread Street Kitchen and The Kentish Hare will use artisan produce and locally sourced ingredients from surrounding farms to create his opening menu. Highlights include Grilled scallops, black butter & garlic; Crab salad, brown crab dressing & pickled cucumber; and Fried Buttermilk chicken, Habanero and lime salsa.

Interiors, designed by local practice Nugget Design, showcase the original features of the building, alongside contemporary fittings. Generous soft furnishings are compiled of a blend of warm textures and colours, against a backdrop of smoked oak parquet floors and original brickwork, contributing to an informal and homely atmosphere.

The new opening marks a change of pace for Stuart, who brings three decades of experience working across top restaurants including Daniel NYC, The Lord Byron Italy, and Le Caprice London, most recently as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Group. Cecilia will support with her wealth of experience as front-of-house, opening restaurants such as Quo Vadis and Marco Pierre White's Criterion. Stuart and Cecilia have designed Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen to focus on sustainability and community, driven by an artisanal, family-run mindset. The restaurant and bar will prioritise the hiring, training and mentoring of local staff, and once fully open will aim to source a majority of their produce from local suppliers.

"There is an excitement and thrill to creating something locally which does not currently exist on our high street. I've always loved the world of hospitality and restaurants, so it's long been a dream to be able to bring that experience and energy into our own community, where Cecilia and I have raised our four boys. Socialising and going out is embraced so much more now than when I grew up, and we're very much looking forward to bringing something new and different to the area." Stuart says of the project.

Check out www.bankhousechislehurst.com

 
2020 award finalist makes the perfect wedding gift

2020 award finalist makes the perfect wedding gift

Berserks GlassWorks' fused glass pocket hearts - which were Finalists in the Giftware Association...

 
JL Floral Design tells us how to create a bohemian dream of a wedding

JL Floral Design tells us how to create a bohemian dream of a wedding

We asked Jodie of Kent's own JL Floral Design: We're going for a relaxed...

 
Big milestone for wedding ring specialists

Big milestone for wedding ring specialists

Smooch has been selling wedding rings to couples at home for the last 20 years. The company has now sold...

 
Kent-based Patina & Petal solves your flower crown concerns

Kent-based Patina & Petal solves your flower crown concerns

We asked Hannah of Kent-based wedding supplier Patina & Petal: I love the look of flower...

Plan your big day with Your Kent Wedding magazine!

Unlike a national magazine, Your Kent Wedding is packed with area specific features, venues in your area, inspirational real weddings and regular features on bridal fashion, beauty, photography, cars, stationery, flowers, cakes, music, entertainment, catering, hair & beauty, etc.

So when you decide to look for local suppliers, wedding retailers and service providers, our magazines can really help you plan your wedding.

We also have regular exciting competitions and giveaways, expert question & answer pages and lots more. Quite simply, all the information you will ever need to get married in your area.

We have 19 wedding titles covering counties and regions throughout most of England and Wales. Your Kent Wedding is available to download for free as a high quality eMagazine. Titles covering other areas are available here