After eight years on Battle high street restaurant owner Paul Noble is celebrating with a relaunch and new look.
The refurbishment came about as a desire for a more informal feel.
Paul explained: “We seem to have the reputation of being quite fine dining.
“The refurb has made it more casual, more relaxed. For instance, we make our own bread every day, so people can pop in for a homemade pulled pork bap with applesauce and safe stuffing,.
“We are very luck around here with the amount of amazing seasonal produce - Romney Marsh lamb, fresh fish from the South coast, wonderful cheeses. Even if we are putting on one of our monthly events, such as Indian or Spanish or vegetarian food, we can still use this wonderful seasonal produce.”
Like the big-name chefs who took part in the Great British menu to mark 100 years of the Womens Institute with a memorable banquet, Paul has taken inspiration from the women in his life.
Paul said: “I was probably about 10 when I knew that was what I wanted, because of mum. I enjoyed helping her out. She always cooked good fresh food for us. Although we had no money she always made the effort to cook for the family. She was out at work all day but would have something delicious in the slow cooker for us.
Paul went to catering college in Banbury when he left school and has worked in restaurants and hotels all his life.
But he decided to branch out on his own because of his wife. He said: “The inspiration and encouragement to do that came from my good lady wife, Debbie.
“ I would never have been able to do it without her. I am all about the cooking but I am not a business person - but she can’t cook, so she can run the business side of it.”
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