After much anticipation, Koffmann & Mr. White’s, the new French English brasserie at the Abbey Hotel in Bath, has opened its doors to the public for the first time.
The restaurant is the first venture between the legendary chefs Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White, and will be serving simple, affordable, French and English brasserie classics exclusively at the hotel, located right in the heart of Bath.
Over 40 years, the culinary giants, who have each formerly held an incredible 3 Michelin stars, have ruled the British food scene both in the kitchen, as restaurateurs and on television. The pair have also been responsible for training a generation of Britain’s most coveted chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing, Jason Atherton, Heston Blumenthal and Tom Aikens.
However, it’s a love of quality food created from the freshest ingredients and local produce that has cemented the longstanding friendship between the pair, and this mutual respect can now be seen as they join forces at Koffmann & Mr. White’s.
The menu boasts a variety of the classic French and English dishes which have made the two chefs so famous over the years. Dishes from the continent include French Onion Soup, Snail à la Bourguignonne and Lamb à la Provençale, whilst the best of English cuisine will be represented by traditional plates of Mr Lamb’s Shepherd’s Pie and Trifle to name but a few.
Other famous foodies have also influenced the new menu, with former Blur Bassist Alex James providing the cheese board selection, whilst Bath-based baker Richard Bertinet will provide freshly baked bread to the brasserie every day.
Diners will feel transported to the bistros of Paris in the newly refurbished brasserie. The understated interior decor, created by Rebecca Wakeford at Black and White Hospitality, reflects the modest vision for the new restaurant and the classic nature of the food on offer.
Pierre comments, “It’s been fantastic working with Marco again, 36 years after we first met. We’re really looking forward to sharing our passion for delicious classical food and ingredients with our diners at Koffmann & Mr. White’s.”
Marco adds, “It’s great to finally have a restaurant in Bath. I know this part of the UK very well and Bath has always been a favourite city of mine to visit. The central location of the Abbey Hotel is second to none, and Pierre and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to open our first establishment together.”
Josh Watts, General Manager of Abbey Hotel says, “It’s been a year of lots of exciting changes at the hotel, but the opening of Koffmann & Mr. White’s has been without doubt, the icing on the cake. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to sample the delicious menu created by such legendary chefs.”
Restaurant bookings can be made online at www.abbeyhotelbath.co.uk, via email email@example.com or phone 01225 461603.
The Abbey Hotel is a charming boutique hotel with Bath’s top attractions quite literary on the doorstep. The independently owned hotel has 62 individually designed bedrooms including family rooms and others which boast some of the best views in Bath.
It’s also home to Koffmann & Mr. White’s, the first Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffmann brasserie in the UK offering quality, affordable French and English food in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.
The hotel’s ArtBar offers a vibrant space for bespoke cocktails, wines and champagnes and The Escape, a former World War bunker under the hotel, provides a contemporary private event and function space. The independent hotel was bought by KE Hotels in early 2018. For more information, please visit: https://abbeyhotelbath.co.uk
Founded in 1989, Khanna Enterprises is a family owned business with 8 high end hotels in both the UK and US. After returning from working in the US office in 2001, younger brother Anil Khanna now manages the UK branch of the business (KE Hotels) consisting of Abbey Hotel in Bath, Best Western Plus Linton Lodge in Oxford and the 144-bedroom Manchester Moxy by Marriott Hotel, which is starting construction in Q4 2018.