Kent boutique kicks off refurb with new-look restaurant


The Bromley Court Hotel in Bromley, Kent, has relaunched its 180-cover restaurant following a major refurbishment and menu repositioning.

The Garden restaurant at the historic 115-bedroom boutique has brought in interior designer Joe Hoare to give the space a lighter and brighter feel, making the most of the two acres of landscaped gardens at the hotel.

A new menu has also been introduced to attract the casual diner and capitalise on the all-day dining trend and is aimed at the local market as well as business and leisure guests, all under newly-appointed managing director, Max Ball.

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The historic 115-bedroom Bromley Court Hotel 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.

Ball said: “We want the restaurant to develop a great reputation within the Bromley and South London area, which is why it’s 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.

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 Ball.