After much anticipation, the new French English brasserie at the Abbey Hotel in Bath – Koffmann & Mr. White’s – has opened its doors to the public.
The restaurant is the first venture between the legendary chefs Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White, and will be serving classic French and English dishes exclusively at the city centre hotel.
For more than 40 years, Koffmann and White, who have formerly held three Michelin stars each, have influenced the restaurant scene in Britain and were responsible for training a generation of Britain’s most coveted chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing, Jason Atherton, Heston Blumenthal and Tom Aikens.
The menu at Koffmann & Mr. White’s features a variety of 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, while the best of English cuisine will include shepherd’s pie and trifle.
Foodie collaborations with other big names include former Blur bassist Alex James will provide the cheese board selection, while 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.
Speaking about the opening, Pierre said “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.”