Battle restaurant earns high praise in Michelin Guide

THE OWNER of a Battle restaurant is celebrating after the establishment was awarded two Knives and Forks in this year’s Michelin Guide.

Nobles Restaurant is the only restaurant in the town to be Michelin accredited in 2011.

The High Street restaurant won its first Knife and Fork just 18 months after it opened and now, after just three years, the Michelin Guide has recognised Nobles’ consistency, care and attention to the whole dining experience.

Head chef and owner Paul Noble has been a chef for more than 30 years, previously working at The Goring Hotel and The Landmark in London and Harvey’s in Bristol, amongst many other fine dining establishments.

Debbie Noble has previously been in TV sponsorship, advertising and marketing and now is putting these skills to use as Nobles restaurant manager.

Paul said of Nobles achievement in the guide: “We are very pleased to have this long standing highly-recognised guide to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all our team and also to highlight in their text that we are also very proud of our local and seasonal produce and suppliers.”

Paul and Debbie believe that today’s diners expect fresh, seasonal produce and their dining experience to be in a relaxed, professional environment.

Nobles has been refurbished in clean, crisp colours and also boasts modern natural bathrooms and a sunny outside terrace.

Modern art, sourced from local artists via a local gallery, is for sale in the restaurant, offering diners an ever-changing environment.

The 2011 edition of the Michelin Guide marks its 100th anniversary and to celebrate this milestone, each guide comes with a booklet recounting the guide’s history.

The 1911 guide pointed out amenities such as central heating or electric light, but in 2011 it is more likely to highlight outstanding cooking and exceptional wine lists in all price categories.